With 12 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, officials are asking residents to take part in mosquito-prevention efforts, including draining standing water and wearing insect repellent. Gwen Ifill speaks with Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County,…
By PBS NewsHour
This weekend marks the start of a global effort that health officials are hoping will be the final push to eradicate polio.
By Shawn Paik
In October, a new rule goes into effect making it easier for people to safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs throughout the year at participating retail pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, narcotic treatment programs and prescription drug manufacturers.
By Carey Reed
The end is, unfortunately, not in sight for West African countries stricken with Ebola, according to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By Sarah McHaney
By PBS NewsHour
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting progress in cutting obesity among pre-schoolers. During the past decade, obesity in children aged 2 to 5 has dropped from 14 percent to 8 percent. Christina Economos of the Tufts University School of…
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended for the first time that boys and young men get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, known as HPV, to protect them from cancers resulting from sexual activity. Jeffrey Brown discusses…
In other news, a wave of fresh attacks struck Afghanistan one day before the nation's second presidential election, and Saudi Arabia announced the arrests of 44 suspected Islamist militants.
An Army microbiologist reportedly committed suicide just as Federal prosecutors were preparing to file criminal charges against him in connection with the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. A reporter and a bioterrorism expert examine the case.
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