CDC issues guidelines for opioid prescribing

The number of opioids being prescribed and sold in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1999. In 2013, health care providers wrote 249 million opioid pain medication prescriptions – enough for every […]

First travel-related case of Zika reported in the Northwest

Oregon health officials have confirmed the first case of Zika this year. The virus was contracted by an adult woman while traveling outside of the U.S. She has recovered, and there […]

E-cigarette ads reach millions of youth

Electronic cigarette advertisements in stores, online, in newspapers and magazines and on TV reach nearly 70 percent of middle and high school students, according to a new report. And that exposure […]

CDC: Multistate food outbreaks less common, more serious

Multistate food outbreaks may be becoming less common, but they cause more illness, hospitalizations and deaths than other foodborne outbreaks. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

CDC links parasite cancer cells to human tumors

As if parasites weren’t worrisome enough, researchers recently discovered that cancer cells in a common tapeworm can cause cancer-like tumors in humans. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

CDC issues health alert on fentanyl-related overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a health alert due to increases in fentanyl drug confiscations and fentanyl-related overdose fatalities. The CDC and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating […]

School lunches are getting healthier

In the last decade, the number of schools offering more whole grains, fruits and vegetables and using less sodium have increased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Most adults favor raising smoking age

The majority of smokers and nonsmokers in a recent survey agree: the smoking age should be raised. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention article, 75 percent of American […]

Melanoma rates double in 30 years

The rates of deadly skins cancers have doubled in the last three decades, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011, […]

CDC is back with more Tips from Former Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its 2015 Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The Tips campaign, which was first launched in March 2012, features people living with the […]

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