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In 2013, the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds was 26.6 births per 1,000 teenagers. (China Photos/Getty Images)

CDC: US Teen Birth Rate Hit Historic Low In 2013

Continuing trend reflects changing behavior of teens.

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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

File photo of a sign in the CDC's headquarters. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Anthrax Scare Reveals More CDC Lab Safety Problems

Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

07/11/2014

File photo of a person smoking an e-cigarette. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Report: Student Use Of E-Cigarettes Doubled In One Year

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta states that use of e-cigarettes by American high school and middle school students doubled between 2011 and 2012.

09/12/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Teen HPV Vaccination Rate Still Lagging

Disappointed health officials say only about half of teenage girls have gotten a controversial vaccine against cervical cancer — a rate that’s changed little in three years.

07/25/2013

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC: Female Drug Overdose Deaths Increased 400 Percent In Decade

U.S. health officials say middle-aged women are the fastest-growing group of people dying from drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

CDC: US Adult Smoking Rate Falls To 18 Percent

Last year, about 18 percent of adults participating in a national health survey described themselves as current smokers.

06/18/2013

farming

GA Schools Pledge To Serve More Locally Grown Food

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Agriculture and state education officials have honored 25 school districts for serving more locally grown food to their students through Farm to School programs. Officials say 3 million […]

03/06/2013

A new study finds that young couples often sexually engage their former relationship partners.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Study: Sex Among Exes Common In Young Adults

Repeating sexual intercourse after a break-up process is common among young adults – and also poses health risks.

01/25/2013

More than half of U.S. households do not have or do not use a landline telephone. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of US Homes Don’t Have, Don’t Use Landline Phones

The rise of the mobile phone has pushed the amount of U.S. homes that have or use a landline down to World War II-era levels.

12/28/2012

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