Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan on Aug. 8, 2014 in Geneva gives a press conference following a two-day emergency meeting on west Africa's Ebola epidemic, as the death toll nears 1,000. (credit: ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak To Be International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

08/08/2014

(File photo of Ebola health workers. Photo credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Experimental Serum Used To Treat US Ebola Patients In Limited Supply

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the “experimental serum” that two American patients with Ebola received, is in very limited supply and won’t be available for general use.

08/06/2014

The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.  (credit: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

CDC: Two-Thirds Of US Weather Deaths From The Cold, Heat Waves ‘Get More Publicity’

The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

07/30/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Risk Of Ebola Spreading To US Is Remote

U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

07/29/2014

The number of cases of HIV diagnosed among gay men from 13-24 years old increased 132 percent from 2002 to 2011, says a CDC report. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

07/21/2014

CDC study finds doctors not always prescribing the best treatments to fight the flu virus. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

New study finds doctors may be giving inappropriate treatments to patients with flu virus.

07/18/2014

Electron microscope image of the smallpox virus. (Photo by Getty Images)

Forgotten Vials Of Smallpox Found In Storage Room

CDC examining vials to determine if the viruses are dead or alive.

07/08/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

CDC: Men Who Shack Up Less Likely To Get Checkups

Tie the knot, see a doc? A new study says men are more likely to get medical checkups if they’re married rather than just living with a woman.

06/11/2014

Would you eat this? Check with the new CDC app "Can I Eat This?" first. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC App Helps Travelers Avoid Diarrhea

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to help tourists avoid traveler’s diarrhea, so it created a smartphone app called Can I Eat This?

06/10/2014

Soldiers in the U.S. Army attend a suicide prevention class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Suicides More Likely To Occur After Midnight

According to a new study, suicides are more likely to happen after midnight.

06/02/2014

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