The 2018-2019 flu season was relatively mild compared to last year's, but it was unusual in that it had two peaks, one in December and one in May.
By Patricia L. Foster, The Conversation
The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 31 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.”…
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
Adams Bros. Farms, the producer linked to the pre-Thanksgiving outbreak, has not shipped lettuce since Nov. 20 and has cooperated with the investigation, the FDA said in a statement.
By Laura Santhanam
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 Amanda Grennell
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 Megan Thielking, STAT
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 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.
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