“It doesn’t have to do with how many mosquito bites you have,” Marc Fischer of the CDC said Tuesday of mosquito-borne illnesses such as dengue and chikungunya. “You get bitten, get an infection and it all has to do with how your body responds.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 “Tips from Former Smokers” ad campaign launched today, once again sharing powerful stories to inspire more Americans to quit smoking for good.
Reducing health care-associated infections remains a challenge, as reported in the March 2015 issue of The Nation's Health newspaper.
Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
One in four nonsmokers, or 58 million Americans, is exposed to secondhand smoke. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a Facebook chat on its "unequal" dangers, led by Brian King, senior scientific advisor for epidemiology in CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
In his third annual “state of public health” address for Public Health Newswire, CDC Director Tom Frieden tackles a smorgasbord of pressing health issues. Photo courtesy CDC/ Kathryn Foti
Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.
Measles is back and making headlines thanks to a recent and growing outbreak linked to a popular theme park. Find out how this previously "eliminated" disease is making a comeback in the U.S. and how you can protect yourself and others from it.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports U.S. flu activity is on the rise. Does your state have high or widespread flu activity? Get the latest updates here.
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According to new research from the American Journal of Public Health, 'water jets' are helping New York City students drink more water.
Dec. 7-13 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, an observance organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight the importance of annual flu immunizations.