RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A collection of news and information related to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published by this site and its partners.

Top U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • Soft drink makers have a powerful thirst for a new sweetener

    Steps from the lobby of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group headquarters, a row of inauspicious Rubbermaid bins holds the crystallized future of the nation's third largest soft drink player. The tubs contain sugar, the artificial sweetener aspartame and...
  • Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

    Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
    Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
  • Contraception, abstinence push U.S. teen birthrates to historic lows

    The birthrate for American teens hit an all-time low in 2013, and government statisticians attribute the decline to a reduction in teenage sexual activity and more widespread use of birth control among those who are having sex. Preliminary birth...
  • Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'

    Efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in Africa will take 'many months'
    International efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa will take many more months as crushing poverty, dysfunctional health systems and widespread fear continue to fuel the epidemic, according to world health officials. In a series of...
  • Sacramento patient is 'low-risk' for Ebola, officials say

    Sacramento patient is 'low-risk' for Ebola, officials say
    State public health officials are calling a Sacramento patient being tested for Ebola a “low-risk” case in an effort to ease fears that the disease may have landed in California for the first time. An unidentified patient who may have been...
  • Robin Williams: Should Hollywood Do More to Help Stars in Dark Places?

    Robin Williams battled drugs and depression for almost as long as he was famous. Although he maintained his sobriety for nearly 20 years, friends say he slipped into a dark place over the summer, following the cancellation of his CBS series "The Crazy...
  • Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

    Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure
    (Reuters) - Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, will be tested by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, officials said. There have been no...
  • A few (impolite) questions about the ice bucket challenge

    Americans are probably not unique in the world in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. The ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation--or at least those parts of it accessible by Facebook and Twitter--...
  • George Panichas: Motorcyclists without helmets have the right to ride foolishly

    Conduct the following experiment. Stand in front of a stone wall approximately waist high, bend over a bit and then relax your muscles completely so that your face smashes directly into the wall. Then do the same thing while wearing a high quality full-...
  • Sacramento Kaiser hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola

    Sacramento Kaiser hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola
    A person who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being treated at a Sacramento-area hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The unidentified patient is at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in a specially equipped negative pressure...
  • Summer TV: 5 to root for, including Quintavious

    Summer TV: 5 to root for, including Quintavious
    My mother had an easy explanation for why series succeed. "You have to have someone to root for," she said. The series that deliver those characters will take off in the ratings. Television has presented memorable characters this summer. A few to...