U.S. Rate For Gun Deaths Is Up For The Second Straight YearThe U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.
CDC: 40 Percent Of U.S. Cancer Cases Linked To Being OverweightAccording to the CDC, at least 13 different types of cancer have been linked to being overweight or obese.
CDC Report Shows Children Drinking Too Many Sugary DrinksA new report from the CDC shows children are still consuming way too many sugary drinks, which is leading to major health problems down the road.
After Zika, Critical to Monitor Babies' Health But How Long?More federal money finally is available to fight Zika even as the news worsens. Babies who at first seem to have escaped the virus' devastating hallmark defect — an abnormally small head at birth — might not be out of the woods after all.
More Cases of Superbug Precursor Reported, But No Spread A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these superbug precursors have not spread to others.
CDC Director: 'Essentially Out of Money' to Fight ZikaThe 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 a bunch of kids born with microcephaly" in the coming months.
Maryland to Receive $1.4M to Help Fight Zika VirusAs the showdown continues between the White House and Congress over money to help fight Zika, the CDC is doing what it can to prevent an outbreak in the U.S.
CDC Posts Plan for Dealing With Any Zika Outbreaks In USThe government has come up with a plan in case mosquitoes start spreading Zika in the U.S.
For The First Time, More Than 4 In 10 US Women are ObeseThe nation's obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese, according to new government health statistics.
Pentagon: Military Mistakenly Shipped Live Anthrax SamplesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.
Jury Awards $9.3 million In Lead-Paint Poisoning CaseA Baltimore jury has awarded $9.3 million to a man who says he was poisoned by lead-based paint at his former rowhouse.
Smokers React To New Anti-Cigarette AdA new ad campaign hopes to stop you in your tracks before reaching for a cigarette.