The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid epidemic, health secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday, cautioning it's too soon to declare victory.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Jamie Leventhal
One in seven infants exposed to Zika in utero experienced microcephaly, seizures, hearing deficiencies or other health problems during their first year of life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
By Amanda Grennell
Calls to U.S. poison control centers about an unapproved antidepressant that has opioid-like effects have climbed dramatically since 2015, according to a new analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Megan Thielking, STAT
By Hari Sreenivasan
Surviving someone who died by suicide is a horrible club. Many of us are members.
By Jessica Villagomez
The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an Ebola outbreak after two suspected cases tested positive for the Zaire strain of the virus.
By Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press
The government is still investigating how romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, apparently became contaminated with E. coli bacteria. As of this week, at least 84 people in 19 states have gotten sick, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control…
By PBS NewsHour
The opioids crisis appears to be deepening across the country. That’s according to a stark new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that found that emergency room visits for suspected overdoses rose by an average of 30…
By Joshua Barajas and Associated Press
Fitzgerald’s resignation follows a Politico report yesterday that said she had financial conflicts one month into her leadership as CDC director.
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