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5 things every parent Needs to know about ADHD

As part of their monthly Vital Signs series, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just issued a new report that looks at the best

Doctors are Giving Out Antibiotics Like Candy

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance affects some 2 million people in the U.S., and kills 23,000 each year—and it’s mostly due to unnecessary...Show More Summary

One third of antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary

At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the United States are unnecessary, according to new data published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other public health and medical experts. read more

Mayo Clinic Minute: Let’s Talk About STDs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants everyone to talk about STDs, get tested and, if need be, seek treatment. Mayo Clinic infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says education about these infections is key to preventing them. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talk […]

US Health Agency Confirms 683 Zika Cases, One Death in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has recorded 683 Zika virus cases since last November, including one death, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its weekly morbidity and mortality report released Friday.

Teenagers Are Having Fewer Kids—Here's Why

The number of teenage women having children has hit an all-time low, thanks in large part to increased contraceptive access and use among Hispanic and African American teenagers, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control...Show More Summary

South Korean Health Authorities Confirm Third Case of Zika Virus

The South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has confirmed the third case of the Zika virus, local media reported Friday.

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2006 to 2014, the teen birth rate declined 41 percent. In 2014, there were...Show More Summary

Fewer Babies Having Babies: Teen Birth Rate is Declining in U.S., CDC Says

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

The number of teenagers in the U.S. giving birth is at an all-time low, according to federal health officials. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that teen birth rates have declined 61 percent since the early 1990s. Show More Summary

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

An outbreak of poisonings linked to a counterfeit prescription painkiller — previously seen in the Sacramento region — has reached the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The...

CDC warns of Cronobacter in powdered milk, infant formula

In a new warning this week, the government discusses Cronobacter contamination, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is a particular problem in powdered infant formulas, and to a lesser degree herbal teas, starches and powdered milk. Show More Summary

Surprise: Danger of Tuberculosis-Infected Undocumented Minors Examined on Univision

Thanks to the work of government watchdog Judicial Watch, the same organization that has aggressively pursued in court former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s past rogue practices in high office, a series of Centers for Disease Control...Show More Summary

Worldwide human and economic costs of norovirus are huge

Leave it to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to put a price tag on the worldwide cost of norovirus. After a CDC-sponsored symposium in February, scientists and experts calculated the global numbers, estimating 200,000 deaths and an economic cost of $60 billion annually. The Public Library of Science (PLOS), a nonprofit organization of... Continue Reading

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription Opioid Misuse

The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has lawmakers working on legislation to tackle the growing problem —  one the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says has quadrupled, in part, due to the misuse of prescription painkillers. Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist Dr. Show More Summary

Bucking a National Trend, Suicide Rates Decline for Black Men in the U.S.

A recently released study from the Centers for Disease Control has found that suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in 30 years, with increases in every age group except older adults and black men, reports the New York Times.

US Suicides Soar, Deaths Among Girls 10-14 Show Sharpest Rate Increase, Says CDC

Despite generally declining mortality, the suicide rate in America is climbing and the sharpest rate increase is among young girls between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

US suicide rate has increased by 24 percent since 1999: CDC

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U.S. Suicide Rate Has Increased 24 Percent Since 1999 For some time, public health experts have expressed concern over the growing rate of suicide, and a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the public health concern may be even worse than most think. On Friday,...

Suicide Rate Has Increased 24 Percent Since 1999 in the U.S., Says CDC

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

For some time, public health experts have expressed concern over the growing rate of suicide, and a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the public health concern may be even worse than most think....Show More Summary

U.S. Suicide Rates Go Up & Up: What Does It Mean?

For the past 15 years, the suicide rate in the United States has gradually inched upwards year after year, reaching its highest point ever. This according to new research just published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It’s gone up about 2 […]

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