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 of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The accidental release of dangerous bacteria at a Louisiana research center probably occurred...
For years scientists at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory struggled to figure out how to...
The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday...
Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.
Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.
A federal panel has recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.
GARDASIL®9 Recommended by CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Females Aged 9-26 and Males Aged 9-21February 26, 2015 3:33 pm | News | Comments
Merck has announced that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to include GARDASIL® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) in the recommendations for use of HPV vaccines.
Contaminated medical instruments are to blame for infecting seven patients — including two who died — with an antibiotic-resistant and potentially deadly "superbug" at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, hospital officials said. A total of 179 patients may be infected.
Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141. Eighteen of the 20 new cases reported Tuesday stem from outbreaks at Disneyland in California and an Illinois day care center.
Health officials say the number of measles cases in the nation is up to 121 so far this year. All but 18 of the cases are tied to an outbreak that started at the Disneyland amusement park in California.
Federal health officials are facing questioning about why this year's flu vaccine isn't giving good protection against the winter menace. This is a particularly bad flu season, and one reason is that the most common flu strain isn't a good match to this year's vaccine.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that about 198 out of every 100,000 people 65 and older have been hospitalized with flu-related illness this flu season.
Forty-five deaths so far this season after the flu vaccine proves to be only 23% effective.
As predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it's only 23 percent effective. That's one of the worst performances since the government started tracking how well vaccines work a decade ago.
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula talk about the measles vaccine and how effective vaccines can be years after the drug is administered.
Health officials say a federal laboratory technician who was possibly exposed to the Ebola virus did not get sick. Officials on Tuesday said the employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't shown any symptoms since the incident Dec. 22.
With high levels of flu activity spreading, the CDC urges doctors to increase use of antiviral medicines.
The flu is rampant in most of the country, and health officials say the season could peak soon. Flu was widespread in 43 states and flu activity was intense in most of them during the week of Christmas, according to the latest figures issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CDC to issue new report detailing the spread of influenza across the United States.
A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said. The person working in a secure laboratory in Atlanta may have come into contact with a small amount of a live virus, CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said in an emailed statement.
The new virus is called Bourbon virus, after Bourbon County, home of the patient who died. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the patient's symptoms, including fever and fatigue, were similar to symptoms from other tick-borne diseases.
Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October. But the commercially produced variety can have a shelf life of a month or more, and some may still be on store shelves.
For the first time in three decades, the nation's most common sexually transmitted disease is a little less common.
Health officials are telling doctors that the flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter. As flu season begins to ramp up, officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant strain seen most commonly so far this year.
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 for it.
WHO said a national task force has been set up to manage the outbreak, with the cost of the project reaching $200,000. The international health organization said it is working with the Red Cross and Madagascan health authorities to control the disease.
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
U.S. officials acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.
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