More US babies are being breast fed and for longer periods of times, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said Wednesday, as mothers seek out the benefits tied with nursing for their children.
Prescription painkiller overdoses in women was five times higher in 2010 than in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is proving effective in the United States since it was first introduced in 2006, with a new study saying teen girls infection rates are down by 56 percent.
The recent decade saw the mortgage crisis and the economic recession leaving many Americans without a job, home or even both. The rise in economic instability led to a sharp rise in suicide rates among middle-age Americans.
A staggering 80 percent of U.S. adults aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is calling for all Americans aged 15 to 65, to get tested for HIV regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk. The move aims to remove the stigma associated with HIV screening.
Cucumbers imported from Mexico appear to be at the root of Salmonella infections that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickened 73 people in 18 states as of Thursday with a 27 percent hospitalization rate.
While certain causes of food poisoning in the U.S. have declined due in part to a government crackdown on slaughterhouses, bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more and more food poisonings, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
China's state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed Saturday that a 7-year-old girl admitted into a hospital in Beijing tested positive for the avian flu virus H7N9.
Authorities in Shanghai on Thursday closed a live poultry trading zone in an agricultural products market and have began slaughtering all birds there in response to the recent H7N9 bird flu scare, according to Xinhua news.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) plans to revise their language on ADHD in the forthcoming issue of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in order to expand availability of treatment.