Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will suffer from a “significantly reduced capacity to respond to outbreak investigations, processing of laboratory samples, and maintaining the agency’s 24/7 emergency operations center” due to the government shutdown.
A recent collaborative study found that exercising may be as effective in treating heart disease as prescription medication.
More children than ever got vaccinated against the flu last year, and health officials urged families Thursday to do even better this time around.
A new study suggests that obese cancer patients may have additional cause for concern.
For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year — more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu.
A national media and advertising campaign entitled “Tips From Former Smokers” is being credited for more than 200,000 smokers having quit following the three-month campaign.
Electronic cigarettes worked just as well as nicotine patches to help smokers quit, according to the first study to compare them.
After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, over 200,000 deaths caused by heart disease could be prevented each year.
Flu vaccination is no longer merely a choice between a jab in the arm or a squirt in the nose. This fall, some brands promise a little extra protection.