Study: Fewer Kids Have Severe Mental Health Issues, Take More Medicine Than Ever BeforeContrary 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.
CDC: Heroin Deaths Shifting To Young, White Midwest UsersThe 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.
Measles: "You Can Give It To Someone 4 Days Before You Know You Have It"
CDC: Flu Vaccine Not Working Well, Only 23 Percent EffectiveAs 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.
CDC: Flu Widespread In 43 States, Up From 36 Last WeekThe 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.
CDC: Listeria Outbreak In 10 States Linked To Caramel ApplesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked the recent listeria outbreak occurring across the country to pre-packaged caramel apples.
Study: Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost $480 Per Smoker Who QuitTwo 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.
CDC Head 'Encouraged' By Ebola Spending PlanA top health official says he's "encouraged" by a $5.4 billion spending plan proposed by Congress to fight Ebola.