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Health experts alarmed by jump in STDs in Idaho

Health experts say they are alarmed by a significant increase in reports of sexually transmitted diseases both throughout the state and nationally.


CDC approves nasal-spray vaccine for flu season

After advising the public to avoid the nasal-spray version of the flu vaccine for the past two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now giving it the …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Patients waiting for shots with new shingles vaccine in short supply

Local pharmacists institute wait lists for shingles vaccine as manufacturer struggles to meet demand.


‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.


Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

The most widespread E. coli outbreak in the past 13 years appears to have been caused by bad water, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

E. coli outbreak update: It might be safe to buy and eat romaine lettuce again

Though the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickened more people in more states into last week, the true news in a recent Centers for Disease D Control and Prevention update …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Salmonella outbreak linked to plant stimulant kratom hits Spokane

A nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to the plant stimulant kratom has sickened a Spokane County man, the Washington Department of Health said Friday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

Overdose deaths decline in Washington

Drug overdose deaths fell last year in 14 states including Washington, according to preliminary data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

CDC director resigns over financial conflicts

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Flu widespread across U.S. for third straight week

The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has been spared.


Robin Pickering: Sex-education curriculum reflects reality

These students do not deserve to be brushed aside because meeting their specific curriculum concerns makes educators, school board members, or our community uncomfortable.


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years. Why?

Death rates from Alzheimer’s climbed 55 percent from 1999 to 2014, CDC found, and the number of Americans afflicted is likely to rise rapidly in the coming years. About 5.5 …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Blood tests may have significantly underestimated lead levels, FDA and CDC warn

Federal officials are warning that some blood tests may have “significantly” underestimated lead levels, and they are urging the retesting of some children, as well as pregnant and breast-feeding women.


Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in U.S.

The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S. health officials said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

The U.S. government’s latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is surpassing salmonella at the top of the culprit list.


CDC backs breast-feeding, despite false story

A widely shared story that U.S. health officials are recommending a delay in breast-feeding to improve vaccine effectiveness is false.


Zika poses even greater risk for birth defects than was previously known, CDC reports

About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States last year had a baby or fetus with serious birth defects, according to a study released Tuesday …


Falls are taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains

The reason for the increase isn’t clear, the report’s authors said. But one likely factor is that a growing number of elderly people are living at home and taking repeated …


Deadly fungal infection that doctors have been fearing now reported in U.S.

Nearly three dozen people in the United States have been diagnosed with a deadly and highly drug-resistant fungal infection since federal health officials first warned U.S. clinicians last June to …


Birth defects in Zika pregnancies 20 times higher than in pre-Zika years, CDC says

Pregnancies of women in the United States infected with the Zika virus are about 20 times more likely to result in babies with certain birth defects compared to the prevalence …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Bill Gates: Bioterrorism could kill more than nuclear war – but no one is ready to deal with it

A genetically engineered virus is easier to make and could kill more people than nuclear weapons – and yet no country on Earth is ready for the threat, Bill Gates …


Decline in sugary drink consumption stalls, CDC finds

For years, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines urged Americans to drink less sugary beverages. And for years, many Americans listened. But after a decade of falling consumption, rates have stalled at …


CDC issues Zika travel guidance for Texas border city

Federal health officials on Wednesday urged pregnant women to consider postponing travel to Brownsville, Texas, because of five local cases of Zika virus infection that have been reported.


U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level in decades, CDC reports

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.


Five Zika cases in Miami Beach; CDC advises pregnant women to stay away

There are five new local cases of Zika in Miami Beach and a new 1.5-square-mile transmission zone from the beach to the Intracoastal Waterway, Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed Friday …


Zika in part of Miami prompts CDC warning for pregnant women

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken section of Miami and get tested for the virus if they’ve visited the neighborhood since mid-June, after the number …


Obama administration announces added $60 million to fight Zika

Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday.


CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito

MIAMI – Health officials in Florida were investigating Wednesday what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States. Lab tests confirmed that a …


Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections

Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool – a …


FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall

A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …