Even 30 minutes of light exercise per day can reduce a person's risk of early death. A new study found that swapping periods of sitting with physical activity can improve the chances of living a long life.
Millions are already being affected by the ongoing flu season. That said, authorities say that this year's flu season is so far milder than last year's particularly harsh one.
Public Health January 12, 2019
A new law will direct funds toward the implementation of interventions focusing on early detection and risk reduction of Alzheimer's. The neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Public Health January 7, 2019
The number of children who have died because of the flu has risen to 1, according to the most recent report of the CDC. Public health officials encourage everyone to get their vaccines.
Public Health January 5, 2019
How much have gun deaths increased in recent years? Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a record number of gun deaths in the past 40 years.
Public Health December 16, 2018
A new study revealed the areas in the United States and Canada that have the most suitable climate and environment for Asian longhorned ticks. The creatures have already been found in nine states.
Public Health December 14, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a guideline to warn people about the dangers of handling raw cookie dough and cake batter. Eating raw flour and eggs could lead to serious E.coli or Salmonella infection.
Public Health December 10, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed parents to evaluate the prevalence of autism in children across the country. About one in 40 children have autism spectrum disorder.
Public Health November 27, 2018
A new experimental vaccine promises to delay the onset of Alzheimer's Disease by up to five years. The treatment already went through animal testing with promising results and will hopefully get approved for clinical trials.
Medicine November 26, 2018
An ongoing multistate e.coli outbreak has already affected 32 people from 11 states. Just like the 2017 e.coli outbreak, this one appears to be linked to romaine lettuce as well.
Public Health November 23, 2018
Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?
Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2018
CDC data show an increase in suicide rates across many occupational groups in the United States. As such, the agency is working on comprehensive suicide prevention resources that include work-based approaches.
Public Health November 16, 2018
A new report by the CDC revealed that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States by 2020. The shift follows a decade-old theory that predicted a pattern in health and disease across the country.
Public Health November 13, 2018
A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.
Public Health November 10, 2018
A report by the FDA and the CDC revealed that only 14 percent of Americans smoke or consume tobacco products. The number is down from over 40 percent in the mid-60s.
Public Health November 9, 2018
The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot. Public health officials recommend that everyone gets vaccinated this month.
Public Health October 15, 2018
A new report from the CDC revealed that more young children have not received their recommended vaccines. In the past year, an estimated 100,000 children have no vaccines at all to protect them from 14 preventable but deadly diseases.
Public Health October 13, 2018
Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018
Fabrizio Stabile died after dipping in a wave pool in Waco, Texas. He tested for Naegleria fowleri, a rare and dangerous amoeba typically found in freshwaters such as lakes and rivers.
Public Health October 2, 2018
The CDC has revealed that the number of cases of syphilis in the United States has more than doubled since 2013. Public health officials report that mothers are also passing the STD to their babies during pregnancy and delivery.
Public Health September 28, 2018
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will double by 2060. The study also predicted an increase in cases within the Hispanic community.
Public Health September 23, 2018
A new study found that vaping marijuana is prevalent among children in middle school and high school in the United States. Up to 2 million children across the country have admitted to using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana at least once.
Public Health September 19, 2018
Doctors and clinics might have contributed to the worsening opioid crisis across the United States. A study found that an alarming number of patients were given an opioid prescription to treat pain not related to cancer.
Public Health September 11, 2018
Is it too early to get the yearly vaccination against the flu? October is the recommended vaccination time, but some members of the community are recommended to get it earlier.
Public Health September 9, 2018
The CDC has issued a guideline to prevent contracting and spreading the flu this fall and winter. The first line of defense is to get vaccinated by September or October before flu season begins.
Public Health September 6, 2018
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the first guidelines for managing concussions in children. Over 800,000 kids seek treatment for concussions annually, amid increased concerns due to their link with other serious health issues.
Public Health September 5, 2018
CDC data reveals that the United States is at its fourth consecutive year of all-time high in regard to STD cases. The rise persists amid fears about antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea.
Public Health September 2, 2018
A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that cases of HPV-related cancers are rising in the country. Despite this, the vaccine which can prevent the virus is still underused.
Public Health August 24, 2018
A resident of Arlington County has been diagnosed with West Nile, a virus commonly spread through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the virus has been reported in humans in 30 states.
August 20, 2018
What could a CDC- and USDA-released graphic novel possibly be about? Naturally, it's about a mystery illness and the meticulous disease detective work that happens during outbreaks.
Feature | Health August 17, 2018
Condoms shouldn’t be reused, the CDC warns. Even if it’s washed with soap and water, that won’t remove harmful organisms on the condom that can lead to more serious complications for both participants.
Public Health August 1, 2018
Since the year 2000, over 4,700 people have been infected with salmonella because of contact with backyard chickens. The current outbreak has so far affected 44 states.
Public Health July 29, 2018
Over 20 U.S. states have reported cases of West Nile virus in humans, mosquitoes, and birds since the beginning of 2018. The presence of the disease in birds is actually one way to test the disease's presence in a location.
Public Health July 8, 2018
Most of the recorded outbreaks associated with untreated recreational waters evidently occurred between June and August. What can swimmers do to reduce the risks of pathogen transmission?
Public Health July 1, 2018
What's the necessary amount of time for proper hand washing? If in doubt, sing two "Happy Birthday" songs from start to finish while lathering the hands with soap and water.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 1, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that 52 Utah residents were poisoned after they consumed fake cannabis oil. The drug that made them sick was a synthetic cannabinoid known as 4-cyano CUMYL-BUTINACA.
Public Health May 26, 2018
Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.
Public Health May 21, 2018
A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.
Public Health May 17, 2018
After a string of infections was confirmed in the United States, the CDC sent a warning of the risks of E. coli from romaine lettuce. Reports share more information about the bacteria to raise awareness on the outbreak.
Public Health May 10, 2018
The poppyseed muffin will never be the same again. In an attempt to raise awareness for tick season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shared a photo of a muffin on Twitter, which left many people horrified.
Public Health May 9, 2018
Infections from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes have surged to 'astronomical levels,' and apparently, the United States is not fully prepared for the health threat. You will have to claim the responsibility of protecting yourself and your family from bug bites.
Public Health May 3, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new report suggesting that autism prevalence rate in the United States is significantly higher than in its 2014 report. Minority children with autism contributed to the increase in number.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2018
The CDC has expanded its E.coli warning from chopped romaine lettuce to all types of romaine lettuce. The advisory comes after an investigation in Alaska revealed that several people fell ill after consuming whole heads of romaine lettuce.
Public Health April 20, 2018
Health officials are probing the cause of the multistate E. coli outbreak. The disease has sickened at least 17 people across states, and the specific source is still unknown.
Public Health April 13, 2018
CDC has released a new report detailing the spread of a nightmare bacteria that is antibiotic resistant. There have been more than 200 cases reported across the U.S.
Public Health April 5, 2018
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