| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:43 PM
When Typhoid Mary died in 1938, in medical exile on a tiny New York island, she took untold numbers of Salmonella typhi to her grave. No one knew how the bacteria managed to thrive and not kill her.
A team of microbiologists from Stanford University and...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins near Yosemite National Park, where thousands of firefighters on Monday entered a 10th day of trying to slow the pace of the massive Rim fire as it spreads across dry, rugged terrain near Yosemite, threatening thousands...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The infants who get the rotavirus vaccine aren’t the only ones who benefit. New research shows that older children and even adults were less likely to be hospitalized with the gastrointestinal virus after the vaccine was introduced in the U.S. in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The HPV vaccine may be controversial, but it works, new research shows.
The rate of HPV infection among teenage girls dropped from 11.5% in the “pre-vaccine era” to 5.1% in the “vaccine era,” researchers from the Centers for...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:26 PM
About one in 25 American adults takes sleeping pills to help them fall asleep and stay asleep at night, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Has your doctor ever advised you to use sunscreen? Chances are, the answer is no.
In fact, out of 18.3 billion doctor visits over nearly 21 years, sunscreen was recommended to patients only 12.83 million times, a new study finds. That works out to...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:36 PM
The average age of women giving birth in America rose last year as the nation’s birthrate held steady following several years of decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
The birthrate among teens and women in their...