Stories tagged: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6:57 p.m.
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Thu., July 12, 2018, 8:36 p.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation’s flu report, too: It’s gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Of all the counties between Puget Sound and the Great Lakes, just two pop up on a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention map as among the nation’s most …
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Two children have died from the flu in Oregon, both younger than 10.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
Trump administration officials are forbidding officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases – including “fetus” and “transgender” – in any …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
The waning of Zika outbreaks in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year, according to health officials.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016
Children who start getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus virus before age 15 only need to get two doses, according to a new recommendation from government advisers
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
WASHINGTON – The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that “we are now essentially out of money” and warned that the country is “about to see …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday.
Fri., June 24, 2016
The CDC survey serves as a reminder that today’s youngsters do not necessarily embrace the coarsening that is evident in popular culture.
Tue., May 31, 2016
Idaho had the highest melanoma death rate nationally between 2001 and 2005, 26 percent higher than the national average with about 40 Idahoans dying of melanoma every year, according to …
Mon., May 16, 2016
There was a time when Americans really worried about mosquito bites. That’s because during the 18th and 19th centuries, malaria was endemic in large parts of the country. It was …
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 …
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 9:24 a.m.
U.S. health officials issued new guidance Tuesday for doctors whose pregnant patients may have traveled to regions with a tropical illness linked to birth defects.
Tue., March 24, 2015, 7:22 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair …
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
This flu season has claimed six people in Spokane County, including Chad Rattray, who was 37, vaccinated against the flu and generally in good health. While tragic, that statistic alone …
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014, 10:57 a.m.
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014
A Thurston County resident who returned from spending three weeks in Liberia and didn’t come in contact with anyone with Ebola has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms …
Sun., Oct. 12, 2014, 9:23 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Top federal health officials said today that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach …
Thu., Sept. 18, 2014, 2:28 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early …
Thu., June 12, 2014
Federal inspectors found numerous sanitation problems at a North Idaho sprouts grower linked to a recent E. coli outbreak. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections in the past three weeks …
Tue., May 6, 2014
As potentially fatal illnesses that spread easily, meningitis and whooping cough are diseases that make the news when infections spread. Behind the headlines, a Shadle Park High School graduate is …
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013, 7:43 a.m.
ATLANTA — Small cigars flavored to taste like candy or fruit are popular among teens, according to the first government study to gauge their use.
Thu., July 18, 2013, 9:24 a.m.
ATLANTA — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another two decades. And for a good chunk of those years, you’ll likely …
Wed., May 16, 2012, 11:04 a.m.
ATLANTA — For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.