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Sounding an alarm about the growing threat of superbugs, the Obama administration is proposing a jump in spending to fight antibiotic-resistant germs in hospitals.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer asked the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday to initiate a formal investigation into what has caused polio-like paralysis in about 20 children in California over the past 18 months.
Childhood obesity has dropped 43 percent over the last decade, but critics say it's too early to celebrate.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center will host part of a nationwide federal health survey.
Flu season seems to be winding down, and it's been an odd one.
Children are dying less often in traffic accidents: Over a decade, the number who died in crashes dropped by 43 percent, according to a new government report.
In a story Jan. 17 about the surgeon general's tobacco report, The Associated Press misspelled the acting surgeon general's first name. His name is Boris Lushniak, not Borish Lushniak.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 175 cases of measles so far this year, a significant spike that’s attributed largely to the failure of those infected to get vaccinated, medical professionals said.
Two advocacy groups are demanding that transgender women be given free mammograms under President Obama's new health care law, following reports that a transgender woman was denied a government-financed mammogram at a clinic in Colorado.
America is facing a "perfect storm of vulnerability" for exposure to infectious diseases, making public health efforts more important than ever, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday.
Reading, writing, arithmetic — and now diet — are the new building blocks for the nation's preschoolers.
New research shows breastfeeding has long-term impact on a baby's intelligence, and the longer the lactation occurs, the greater the cognitive impact. Meanwhile, more and more moms are trying it, and more are breastfeeding longer.
Health officials are warning of the rise of the "superbugs" — bacteria and other pathogens that cannot be killed by modern medicine.
Reports of the rise of a rare but potentially deadly class of “superbugs” that target those already struggling with illness have now caught the attention of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a new family of bacteria, called CRE, that is resistant to antibiotics is killing half of the patients who are infected.
"The big picture is that this is a big problem that has gotten much worse quickly," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which gathered and analyzed the data.
They're useful for cancer, "but if you've got terrible back pain or terrible migraines," using these addictive drugs can be dangerous, he said.