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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment

    Looking Out: CDC launches campaign encouraging HIV treatment
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants the American public to understand that HIV-positive people who receive treatment live longer and healthier lives compared to those who don't receive treatment, and has launched a new nationwide campaign...
  • One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital

    One Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
    HARTFORD — A child who was treated at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital tested positive for enterovirus D68, the hospital said Wednesday. It is the state's first case this year of a respiratory illness that has showed up in a dozen other states....
  • A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city

     A new Plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal a city
    Ask Chicagoans how to fix their city and you'll hear powerful ideas to rescue flailing schools, cut violent crime, create attractive jobs and help families thrive. We know this. We asked. Last October, we launched our Plan of Chicago project to fill in...
  • Report: More flu shots given across U.S., Illinois' rate flat

    Report: More flu shots given across U.S., Illinois' rate flat
    The percentage of all Americans receiving flu vaccines is increasing, although Illinois' coverage has remained flat, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases reports. The foundation, based in Bethesda, Md., released the latest estimates...
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the...
  • White House anti-assault campaign uses stars, sports to reach campuses

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have long talked about the need to curb sexual assault at universities, got some help on Friday from the people many young adults actually listen to: celebrities and...
  • EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection

    EV-D68: Easy steps you can take to avoid spreading enterovirus infection
    Parents should use common sense -- and a healthy dose of soap and water -- to prevent serious illnesses from the respiratory virus recently detected in California, experts said this week. Enterovirus D68 infection has now been confirmed in four children...
  • National Seat Check Saturday aims to curb child fatalities from car accidents

    National Seat Check Saturday aims to curb child fatalities from car accidents
    Installing child safety seats in cars can be a frustrating experience. Finding out that nine out of ten child safety seats are not installed correctly, according to the Illinois State Police, is downright frightening. Car accidents are the second...
  • Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania

    Respiratory virus hits Pennsylvania
    It was only a matter of time before the respiratory virus that has flared through the Midwest showed up in Pennsylvania. That time has come. The state Department of Health late Tuesday said a cluster of three cases of the enterovirus known as EV-D68 has...
  • San Francisco lawmaker says he takes anti-HIV drug, urges wider use

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An openly gay San Francisco lawmaker went public on Wednesday with his daily use of a highly effective HIV-prevention drug and urged more at-risk city dwellers to do the same. Scott Wiener, a member of the city's Board of...
  • Arrests made in sexual assaults at SIU

    Arrests made in sexual assaults at SIU
    Authorities are investigating two sexual assaults last weekend at the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University and have arrested six students in connection with the incidents, school officials said Thursday. Four 18-year-old students were...