Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Rapid Response Team For Any New Ebola Cases

The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.

10/14/2014

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Additional Ebola Screening To Start At 5 U.S. Airports

Hartsfield-Jackson will be joined by New York’s JFK, Newark, Washington Dulles and Chicago in adding an extra layer of screening for passengers arriving from West Africa.

10/08/2014

CDC: US Suicide Rate Hits 25-Year High (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

CDC: US Suicide Rate Hits 25-Year High

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.

10/08/2014

Health officials traces a Salmonella outbreak that sickened over 500 people to peanut butter produced by the Peanut Corporation of American in Blakely, Ga. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

3 Convicted In Georgia Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial

Parnell brothers convicted on charges related to falsified lab results, an employee was convicted of obstruction of justice.

09/19/2014

A picture taken on Aug. 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Visit Atlanta Health Center To Talk Ebola

President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.

09/12/2014

Being the oldest woman in a chain of siblings may be linked to heavier weight, according to new research. (File photo. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Study: 90 Percent Of American Kids Eat Too Much Salt

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – A new study has found that nine out of 10 American children eat too much salt putting them at risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. Researchers from the […]

09/11/2014

New study finds the number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers is dramatically reduced in states that allow medical marijuana. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Medical Marijuana May Reduce Painkiller-Related Deaths

Medical marijuana use has cut overdoses on pain killers by 25 percent, says the study.

08/26/2014

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Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children

More than three-quarters of parents perceived their overweight children as “about the right weight,” according to a new study that reveals parents today are far less capable of realizing when their children are overweight or obese.

08/25/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Poll: 39 Percent Of Americans Fear Large Ebola Outbreak In The Next Year

Nearly four-in-ten (39 percent) U.S. adults are concerned that there will be a large outbreak of the Ebola virus, and more than one-quarter (26 percent) are concerned that they or someone in their immediate family may get sick with Ebola in the next year.

08/22/2014

A doctor for tropical medicine prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of Ebola treatment capabilities at Station 59 at Charite hospital on Aug. 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Spain Obtains Scarce Experimental Ebola Drug To Treat Missionary Priest

In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

08/11/2014

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