Centers for Disease Control News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/22/2017
Tissue Testing Can Spot Zika at Birth: CDC

Just 1 in 10 possible cases actually proved positive, report says

6/20/2017
Zika-Bearing Mosquitoes More Widespread in U.S. Than Expected

Surveillance also caught an increase in bugs that transmit dengue and chikungunya viruses

6/19/2017
Guns Kill or Wound 7,000 U.S. Kids a Year: Report

It's a 'uniquely American problem,' one pediatrician says

6/10/2017
Experimental Zika Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus: Study

Just one dose provided 100 percent protection, researcher says

6/8/2017
Heart Infections Spike as Injection-Drug Abuse Climbs: CDC

Typical endocarditis patient is white, young and from a rural area, report says

6/5/2017
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

5/11/2017
High Rates of Hepatitis C in Pregnancy Mirror Opioid Epidemic: CDC

Rural counties seem hardest hit, researcher says

5/11/2017
Fewer U.S. High School Students Drink, CDC Finds

But many who do imbibe do so excessively

5/3/2017
Zika Epidemic in U.S. Could Be a Costly Scenario

A mild outbreak might approach $200 million, while more severe spread could involve billions, study finds

4/20/2017
U.S. Health Officials Make Headway Against Salmonella

Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from this common bacteria

4/17/2017
Leading Medical Groups Join March for Science on April 22

Planned as protest against Trump policies, organizers say value of science is at stake

4/14/2017
Flu Season All But Over in U.S.

In a twist, the middle-aged were among those hardest hit, CDC says

4/13/2017
New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn's Disease

Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

4/7/2017
U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus, Officials Say

They detail steps being taken to protect people who need transfusions

4/4/2017
Birth Defects Strike 1 in 10 U.S. Pregnancies Affected by Zika

CDC report also says too few babies are tested for the virus

4/3/2017
Most U.S. Kids Who Die From Flu Are Unvaccinated

Researchers estimate about two-thirds of pediatric deaths could be prevented by flu shot

3/16/2017
U.S. Suicide Rates Rising Faster Outside Cities

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says

3/7/2017
1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

Agency recommends exercise, not opioids, to control pain, stiffness

2/7/2017
For Millions of Americans, Everyday Life Takes Toll on Their Hearing

Contrary to popular opinion, work-related noise not the main culprit, CDC reports

2/7/2017
U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated

CDC panel revises immunization advisory for vaccines affecting adults

1/27/2017
Flu Hospitalizations, Deaths Increasing: CDC

But health officials still characterize the season as average

1/26/2017
Kids' Sugary Drink Habits Start Early

Two-thirds of U.S. children consume one or more sweetened beverages daily, report finds

1/12/2017
Rural Americans at Higher Risk of 5 Preventable Causes of Death: CDC

More smoking, obesity and less use of seatbelts are some possible reasons why

1/6/2017
Flu Season Starting to Peak

More severe strain of virus circulating, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, health officials say

12/23/2016
There's Still Time for Your Flu Shot

Infections tend to spike up during and right after holiday season, CDC says

12/22/2016
CDC Allocates $184 Million for Zika Protection

Funds are earmarked for states, territories, local health departments and universities

12/12/2016
Just 40 Percent of Americans Vaccinated for Flu This Season

CDC urges everyone to get a shot, especially children, pregnant women and folks over 50

11/17/2016
CDC Reveals Top 5 Causes of Death

Good news is that many can be prevented

11/4/2016
13 Cases of 'Superbug' Fungal Infection in U.S.

CDC officials say C. auris tied to 4 deaths, can be easily misidentified

11/3/2016
More Than Half of Americans Have Chronic Health Problem: Study

Medical conditions, mental illness and substance abuse problems often overlap, researchers say

10/31/2016
Nearly Two-Thirds of E-Cigarette Users Also Smoke: CDC

Survey also found 40 percent of young people using the devices were never smokers

10/19/2016
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Hit All-Time High: CDC

More prevention efforts needed, agency STD specialists say

10/13/2016
Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

9/29/2016
Flagging Flu-Shot Rate Worries CDC

Decline among vulnerable older adults is of particular concern

9/28/2016
U.S. Teen Births Hit Another Record Low: CDC

Less sex, more contraception is the 'magic' formula, experts say

9/22/2016
Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans

They cause millions of injuries and soaring health care costs, CDC report shows

9/19/2016
CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S.

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

9/19/2016
CDC Ends Zika Travel Advisory for Miami Neighborhood

Pregnant women still urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites

9/13/2016
1 in 4 Medicare Patients Uses Blood Pressure Meds Incorrectly

The lifesaving drugs 'only work if they are taken,' CDC director says

9/1/2016
Chickenpox Cases Down 85 Percent Since 2-Dose Vaccine Started: CDC

Kids 5 to 14 had the biggest drop in illness

8/28/2016
Sex Partner With No Zika Symptoms Transmits Virus: CDC

New report also highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barre

8/4/2016
Smoking Rates Still High in Some Racial Groups, CDC Reports

Nearly 4 in 10 American Indians and Alaska Natives smoke cigarettes

8/3/2016
Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago

Growing wider but not taller, research shows

8/2/2016
CDC Awards $16M in Fight Against Zika

Health experts warn pregnant women to avoid downtown Miami neighborhood

7/28/2016
Tighten Teens' Nighttime Driving Restrictions: CDC

Midnight cutoff is too late to help, researchers say

7/14/2016
1 in 5 Americans Uses a Tobacco Product

CDC report raises concerns about e-cigarettes, hookahs

6/24/2016
Flint's Lead-Contamination Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

CDC looks at kids' blood levels before, during and after city's switch to local water

6/17/2016
Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

6/9/2016
Teen Smoking Down, E-Cigarette Use Up

CDC survey finds adolescents hear some health messages, but not all

5/19/2016
Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

Inspections in 5 states found kiddie pools had the most problems, with 1 in 5 shut down for violations