Stories tagged: CDC
Tue., May 3, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
The Zika virus is definitely the cause of not just microcephaly but a range of other severe birth defects of the brain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
Fri., March 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:57 p.m.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with a male …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
An Idaho legislative panel on Tuesday introduced legislation to comply with the NFL and the Center of Disease Control’s new guidelines on athletic concussions.
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Three Oregon legislators have appealed to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help assessing the public threat from carcinogens found in Portland’s air.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
The Obama administration will propose a significant boost in federal spending to battle the nation’s heroin addiction epidemic when the president unveils his budget recommendations next week.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes. The updated alert issued Friday by …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Health officials in Kitsap County are urging flu shots and other prevention strategies after a child died of complications from the flu.
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 7 p.m.
Health care decisions are frequently based on medical tests that are essentially waived from oversight and regulation. Thousands of the “waived tests” have been developed to quickly and cheaply detect …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced Friday by the Food and Drug …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014
As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola and believe there’s little risk on campus. The Centers …
Tue., Sept. 9, 2014, 12:31 p.m.
As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines for screening students traveling from West African countries because of the Ebola outbreak there. But …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012, 4:13 a.m.
Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren’t all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2011, 2:13 p.m.
It’s a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don’t find it too …
Thu., Oct. 22, 2009, 10:59 a.m.
About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009, 1:48 p.m.
Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.
Sat., July 25, 2009, 2 a.m.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans could die over the next two years if the vaccine and other control measures for the new H1N1 influenza are not effective, and at the …
Tue., July 14, 2009
MILWAUKEE – An international team of scientists led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has produced a highly detailed portrait of the swine flu virus that has killed 211 people …
Fri., May 15, 2009, 6:49 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, turning to a health commissioner who led the campaign to ban …
Fri., May 1, 2009, 11:13 a.m.
The new swine flu virus lacks genes that made the 1918 pandemic strain so deadly, a U.S. health official said Friday.
Wed., April 29, 2009
WASHINGTON – As the number of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases jumped from 45 to 66 on Tuesday, a federal health official said it’s only a matter of time before …
Mon., April 27, 2009, 10:51 a.m.
President Barack Obama said Monday the threat of spreading swine flu infections is matter of concern but “not a cause for alarm.” The United States and other countries across the …
Sat., Nov. 1, 2008
The number of Idahoans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled in the past decade – outpacing soaring rates of the disease in other states. The numbers are part of a national …