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Report: Diabetics Living Longer, But Diabetes Rates in US Are Still Rising

Report: Diabetics Living Longer, But Diabetes Rates in US Are Still Rising

Jeffrey Hamilton/Lifesize/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — People with diabetes are living longer, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report credits healthier lifestyles and better management of the disease as…

New Report Says Fish Pedicures May Carry Dangerous Bacteria

New Report Says Fish Pedicures May Carry Dangerous Bacteria

Michael Temchine/For The Washington Post via Getty Images(ATLANTA) — The tiny toothless carp that nibble away dead, calloused skin from the feet of salon customers undergoing fish pedicures may carry bacteria responsible for a variety of dangerous ski…

CDC Report Finds Majority of Teen Girls Not Having Sex

CDC Report Finds Majority of Teen Girls Not Having Sex

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Judging by the content of today’s TV shows, you would think every teenager is having sex.That’s a fallacy, according to the latest study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which looked at the habits of femal…

CDC Asked to Investigate Mysterious Illness in Vietnam

CDC Asked to Investigate Mysterious Illness in Vietnam

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HANOI, Vietnam) — Vietnamese health officials asked the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a mysterious skin disease which has killed 19 people in central…

Nearly 1 in 4 Babies Born to Unmarried Parents Who Live Together

Nearly 1 in 4 Babies Born to Unmarried Parents Who Live Together

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) — Nearly 1 in 4 babies in the U.S. are born to heterosexual couples who live together, but are not married, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.After i…

Nearly 100 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak

Nearly 100 Sickened by Salmonella Outbreak

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — An outbreak of salmonella poisoning has so far made 93 people ill in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.An internal memo sent to staff at the Food and D…

Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression, CDC Study Finds

Sleep Apnea Linked to Depression, CDC Study Finds

Erik Snyder/Photodisc(WASHINGTON) — Gasping for air and stopping breathing while sleeping has been linked to depression, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The condition, known as sleep apnea, occurs when a pe…

Autism Rates Rise to 1 in 88, CDC Says

Autism Rates Rise to 1 in 88, CDC Says

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, by age 8, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a rate that has risen far above t…

CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

CDC Launches Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In A Tip From a Former Smoker, Terrie, a frail, bald and toothless 51-year-old woman explains to viewers in her achingly raspy voice how she gets ready for her day. We see her putting in false teeth, adjusting h…

After Slow Start, Flu Season Has Arrived

After Slow Start, Flu Season Has Arrived

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — After a late start, the flu season ball has begun to roll, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said it has been the slowest start to a flu season in three decades, …

Lipsticks, Perfumes May Be Hazardous to Health

Lipsticks, Perfumes May Be Hazardous to Health

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Beware of lipstick-stained lips before puckering up this Valentine’s Day. They could be covered in lead.A new study conducted by the FDA found that 400 lipsticks on the market tested positive for lead, according to …

Whitney Houston’s Death Highlights Accidental Drug Overdosing

Whitney Houston’s Death Highlights Accidental Drug Overdosing

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Speculation surrounding the cause of pop star Whitney Houston’s death highlights what many forensic experts have known for years — many prescription drug overdoses happen because people fail to realize how deadly combi…

Two Cases of Rare Brain Disease in California

Two Cases of Rare Brain Disease in California

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MARIN COUNTY, Calif.) — A California woman has died and another is sick after coming down with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare and fatal condition that swiftly destroys the brain.The Marin County Department of Public Health …

Gonorrhea Becoming Increasingly Resistant to Antibiotics

Gonorrhea Becoming Increasingly Resistant to Antibiotics

John Foxx/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Gonorrhea could be on track to becoming the latest potential superbug.A new editorial published in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighted the concern for the rising rate of antibiotic-resistant gon…

CDC Urges HPV Vaccine for Boys

CDC Urges HPV Vaccine for Boys

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — All 11- and 12-year-old boys should be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, according to new vaccination guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The guidelines serve as the official r…

CDC: Many Teen Girls Unaware of How Easily They Can Get Pregnant

CDC: Many Teen Girls Unaware of How Easily They Can Get Pregnant

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Many adolescent girls are confused about how easy it is to become pregnant, especially when contraceptives aren’t used, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Data taken f…

CDC: Millions of Americans Are Binge Drinkers

CDC: Millions of Americans Are Binge Drinkers

iStockphotos/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — America has a binge drinking problem, according to a new government report.More than 38 million U.S. adults binge drink an average of four times each month, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Dise…

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not Linked

Officials: No Baby Formula Recall; Cronobacter Not Linked

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News(ATLANTA) — Public health officials say there is no need for a recall on baby formula after testing various lots of powdered formula and nursery water.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked other health …

New Study Reveals One in Five Women Are Victims of Sexual Assault

New Study Reveals One in Five Women Are Victims of Sexual Assault

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Nearly one in five women have either been raped or have been the victims of an attempted rape during their lifetimes, according to a report released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)….

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