WASHINGTON — Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
By PBS NewsHour
Drug-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million people and kill 23,000 each year. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a call to slow the rate of hospital-acquired infections. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Michael Bell from…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 53 million Americans are living with a disability. Rates are highest in Southern states and higher among Black and Hispanic adults. Also,…
New York City’s health department will push a plan Wednesday for new warning labels that singled out food products high in sodium on chain restaurant menus, the Associated Press reported. If the plan comes to fruition, New York will be…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control…
By Laura Santhanam
A government report found that a significant number of U.S. women who are of reproductive age have been prescribed opioid pain medication, which are known to cause birth defects.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds.
Dozens of hospitals throughout the United States are “prepared, trained and ready” to treat patients with Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing to treat a surgeon who was reportedly infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone, where the outbreak continues to be dire. In Liberia, infections rates seem to be slowing,…
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