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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • Study: Scare tactics aimed at vaccine skeptics may backfire

    SEATTLE As measles outbreaks in the U.S. continue to grow, new research from Washington State University finds that scare tactics aimed at vaccine skeptics may actually make the problem worse, not better. Emotional appeals about the health risks of...
  • Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

    Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up
    Debating vaccination requirements isn’t new, but panic over the recent measles outbreak has triggered heated arguments and plenty of fresh questions. This issue goes beyond social media rants and false claims. So, what’s the real deal with...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 25 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on gun owners' rights: There is no controversy on the need to train inexperienced drivers, usually young people, on how to drive a car before granting them a...
  • Racial, ethnic disparities persist in teen pregnancy rates

    WASHINGTON It's a problem once thought to be intractable, and yet pregnancy and birth rates for black and Latina teens have dropped precipitously in the past two decades at a much faster clip than that of white teens. Despite this, black and Latina girls...
  • Study: Nasty stomach bug much more common than thought in US

    A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ — Clostridium difficile, or C-diff — flourishes in the gut after...
  • More District 203 schools on alert for viral illness

    More District 203 schools on alert for viral illness
    Naperville School District 203 officials are taking action beyond what they say is necessary to alert families of the potential spread of a mild, yet contagious childhood disease. In late February, a student at Ann Reid Early Childhood in Naperville and...
  • Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths

    Middle-aged men make up majority of alcohol poisoning deaths
    Middle-aged white men -- not teenagers -- made up the majority of alcohol poisoning deaths in the United States from 2010 to 2012, according to a report by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers found that there were 2,200...
  • Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns

    Embattled Secret Service chief Julia Pierson resigns
    The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses. Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...
  • DP Buzz: Ebola

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission

    Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission
    HAMPTON — Airmen from Langley Air Force Base who deployed to West Africa last month as part of an international effort to contain the spread of Ebola there returned home early Monday morning. A base spokesman said the 633rd Medical Group...
  • NJ boy's death is first linked directly to enterovirus: CNN

    NJ boy's death is first linked directly to enterovirus: CNN
    A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, CNN reported, citing a local medical official. The 4-...