| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
| 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.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:06 PM
For Dr. Antronette K. Yancey, a UCLA public health professor, exercise could be fun and done in short bursts in the workplace, schools and even places of worship.
Her campaign to urge people to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives led to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Researchers seeking weapons against HIV have solved a molecular riddle about how the pathogen docks with immune system cells to unleash its viral mayhem.
Their computer-generated images of the molecules, which are 185,000 times smaller than the width of...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:47 PM
Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb.
Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:15 PM
In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
| 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In an interview with The Times, U.S. Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians.
The CDC chief -- along with...
| 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...