ATLANTA (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to launch a new ad campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of opioid addiction. CDC acting director Anne Schuchat discussed the problem at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit on Wednesday in Atlanta. Schuchat said the rising rate of deaths and […]
(CBS) – Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus are 20 times more likely to have a baby born with certain birth defects as mothers who gave birth before the Zika epidemic began, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Even worse, “when you look just at brain abnormalities and microcephaly, what we are seeing is more […]
(CBS News) -- Progress in the U.S. against obesity, food poisoning, and the spread of infections in hospitals has been uneven and disappointing, despite dedicated efforts to fight these health threats by the nation’s top public health agency.
ORLANDO, Fla. (CBS News) – The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 92 passengers and 5 crew members reported falling ill. The ship had almost 2,700 passengers and almost 1,000 crew members. It left Miami […]