Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The average American woman now weighs as much as the average American man weighed in 1960.
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation’s youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
The people who die from heroin-related overdoses in the U.S. now tend to be young, white and live in the Midwest, according to a government report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes measles as “a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Measles starts with a fever, runny nose, […]
As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it’s only 23 percent effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that flu season officially reached epidemic level and data this week shows influenza is now widespread in 43 states – up from 36 just last week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recent listeria outbreak occurring across the country to pre-packaged caramel apples.
Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.
A top health official says he’s “encouraged” by a $5.4 billion spending plan proposed by Congress to fight Ebola.
U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.