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Seven people have been admitted to area hospitals, and two of them have died, in what health officials described Tuesday as a 'cluster' of respiratory illnesses with flulike symptoms.
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In 1957, the FDA approved the birth control pill, but only for treating severe menstrual disorders.
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Georgia stands to lose $1.8 million in health-related funding because state officials refuse to participate in a federal survey that asks students from seventh grade through high school questions about their sexual histories.
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A recent meta-analysis , performed at Harvard Department of Environmental Health, concluded: The results support the possibility of an adverse effect of high fluoride exposure on children's neurodevelopment.
Health screening tests greatly impact the public's health because they involve testing of asymptomatic populations for specific diseases or health conditions for which specific interventions may alter disease progression before appearance of clinical signs and symptoms.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Metro Public Health Department confirmed Friday a batch of mosquitoes collected in Bellevue tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Government health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.
The number of mystery illness cases affecting Alabama is growing. Wednesday, Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Dr.
Our STD rate might be on the rise , but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.
Advice and help from doctors can more than double odds smoker will quit successfully Because a doctor's advice and assistance more than doubles the odds that a smoker will quit successfully, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is partnering with five national physician groups on the new "Talk With Your Doctor" campaign to encourage ... (more)
Industry efforts to reduce and/or remove trans fats from food products have led to progress, but this progress is slowing, and the industry must continue its effort to reformulate, says a new report from Harvard School of Public Health.
Novel coronavirus particles as seen by negative stain electron microscopy in this undated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo.
In tests on seven of the nine patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found no sign that the illnesses were caused by any single germ, CDC spokeswoman Sharon Hoskins said in an email.
Drowning was the most common cause of death associated with the devastating Superstorm Sandy, according to a report out Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this information than kids who eat fast food less often, according to a new U.S. study.
Doctors treating victims hurt badly in Monday's devastating Moore, Okla., tornado should be alert for a rare but deadly complication of wind-whipped debris: fungal infections like those that killed five people after the Joplin, Mo., twister in 2011.