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Health Tip: After a Stressful Event

Avoid alcohol and drugs - A stressful event can leave you feeling worn out, anxious and, perhaps, unable to cope. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue reading »

CDC: Flu Levels Finally Drop

Activity has decreased in many areas, data shows. Flu activity continued to decrease in many areas of the United States during the week ending Feb. 9, federal health officials reported Friday. continue reading »

Health Tip: If You Have a Cold

Here's what you can do to feel better - The common cold is caused by a virus, which means it shouldn't be treated with an antibiotic. But there are th continue reading »

Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says. Massachusetts officials said Tuesday that they have launched a criminal investigation into continue reading »

Accidents Claim 12,000 U.S. Kids’ Lives Each Year: Report

Boys face twice the risk as girls. About 12,000 children die from unintended, accidental injuries each year, most of them preventable, according to a report issued Thursday by the continue reading »

FDA Agents Visit Mass. Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

Deaths rise to 19, infections climb to 247, CDC says. Criminal investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday visited the specialty pharmacy continue reading »

Meningitis Toll Now 12 Dead, 137 Sick: CDC

Outbreak has spurred federal legislators to push for more oversight of 'compounding pharmacies.' Twelve people have now died and 137 have been sickened in the national meningitis outbreak continue reading »

Flu Season Off to a Very Late Start: CDC

There's been an uptick in cases in February, but this is latest arrival in decades. It took a long time to get started, but this winter's flu season is finally here, say experts at continue reading »

U.S. Health Officials Back HPV Vaccine for Boys

The sexually transmitted virus causes a range of cancers, including cervical, penile and oral malignancies. U.S. health authorities on Tuesday recommended that young males continue reading »

Lung Cancer Rates Decline Nationwide

Report shows a continuing decline among men, and a promising decline among women. The rates of new lung cancer cases in the United States dropped among men in 35 states and among women in six states between 1999 and 2008 continue reading »

May is Asthma Awareness Month

Asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases. There are about 25 million Americans living with asthma. The disease affects the lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. continue reading »

U.S. Reports Drop in AIDS-Related Cancers

Improvement linked to advent of antiretroviral drugs, researchers say. Cases of AIDS-related cancers have decreased among people with HIV in the United States, but other types of cancer are on the rise in this group, a new study has found. continue reading »

CDC Reports on Chicago Obesity and Inactivity Rates

A recently released national report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that surveyed inactivity and obesity rates on a county-by-county basis reinforces what doctors have long been saying. The inactive need to be more active. continue reading »

Toward Elimination of Healthcare-associated Infections: A call to Action

Recently, partners hosting the 5th Decennial International Conference on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) – APICExternal Web Site Icon., CDC, IDSAExternal Web Site Icon. and SHEAExternal Web Site Icon continue reading »

‘Universal’ Flu Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

Such a shot would eliminate need to reformulate vaccine each year, but it's still years away, experts say. A small group of 22 British volunteers is testing out a new "universal" influenza vaccine: continue reading »

El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos -Cancer Affects Everyone

Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) has designed the El Cáncer Nos Afecta a Todos (Cancer Affects Everyone) campaign, specifically for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The c continue reading »

U.S. Hispanics Have 1 in 52 Estimated Lifetime Risk of HIV

One in 36 Hispanic men and one in 106 Hispanic women in the United States are at risk of being diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. The overall estimated lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis among Hispanics is one in 52, according to a federal government study released Thursday. continue reading »