By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:59
A new CDC report finds that few doctors speak to their patients about drinking behavior, even if the patient isn't a problem drinker. Just cutting back a little can have significant health benefits.
By John Ericson | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:40
The scorecard rates U.S. states' disease control and prevention capacity on a scale of one to 10, recording a high of 8 in one state and a low of two in three states.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 11:43
The CDC says 'cannibal sandwiches,' made with raw ground beef, have been linked to E.coli outbreaks as recently as this year.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:32
This year's spike in measles infections highlights the public health dangers of anti-vaccine movements and pseudoscience.
By Peter Sergo | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:03
Over 60 researchers from 26 countries established that the death toll of the 2009 influenza outbreak could be as high as 203,000, with global regions being affected in widely differing degrees.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 10/24/2013 - 20:04
The consequences of a fungal outbreak that peaked last fall still linger for those who took a tainted steroid injection.
By John Ericson | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 17:25
Nutrition data collected over four decades by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) may be invalid due to flawed methodology, study finds.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 17:24
Despite the government shutdown, the CDC had to call on a number of its employees in order to manage the Salmonella outbreak that has already sickened hundreds.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 11:53
With only a small fraction of the FDA's food safety staff working, the government shutdown creates a window for foodborne illness to strike.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:33
Terrie Hall, who spoke through an artificial voice box in the CDC's anti-smoking campaign, died Monday at the age of 53.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 10:33
According to a CDC report released Thursday, older, white, and educated women are more likely to rely on sleeping pills for a good night's sleep than other Americans.