| May 28, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan.
The women were...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The leading cause of death during Superstorm Sandy last fall was drowning, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The report, which analyzed 117 storm-related deaths, comes amid a National Oceanic and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Start your engines … and your coffee makers?
A report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 4.2% of adults admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in the previous month.
The report also found...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:59 PM
Lexus on Friday released a quick teaser video of a self-driving project vehicle the automaker will introduce to the public at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, Jan. 7.
The brief clip shows a full-size 2013 Lexus LS sedan driving on the road...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Attention swimmers: More than half of the public pools tested in a new study contained bacterial evidence that someone may have pooped in the pool.
Investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with state and local public...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Half of all patients who have tested positive for hepatitis C have not had follow-up testing to see if they are still infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That means many people are living with the disease and not...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Sugar. Honey. Maple syrup. Molasses. High fructose corn syrup. All of these are “added sugars,” and you are probably eating -- and drinking – too much of them.
So says the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Suicide rates among Americans 35 to 64 years old rose 28% from 1999 to 2010, from 13.7 per 100,000 people to 17.6 per 100,000 people, the CDC reported Thursday.
The greatest increases occurred in people 50 to 54 years old (up 48%) and among people 55...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:14 PM
A man with no risk factors for prostate cancer can go his whole life without ever taking a PSA test, according to the American Urological Assn.
In a new clinical guideline unveiled Friday, the urologists said that only men between the ages of 55 and...
| Apr 22, 2013
Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96.
Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....