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Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC/ Heinz F. Eichenwald, MD)

1st U.S. Measles Death In 12 Years Reported In Washington State

For the first time in 12 years, a person in the U.S. has died from the measles, health officials said.

07/02/2015

Kids play in the Dry Dock pool in Mahattan's East Village on the first day of the city's outdoor pool season on June 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

CDC: Blame It On The Pee If Your Eyes Are Red After Swimming

Health experts and the swimming pool industry have a message for pool swimmers with irritated eyes who blame it on the chlorine: blame it instead on the urine.

06/26/2015

Bacillus anthracis. This bacterium causes anthrax with malignant lesions that turn into eschars. If the contamination is not treated the illness spreads through the lymphatic system and the septicemia is rapidly deadly. Optical microscope x 2000. (Getty Images)

Live Anthrax Spores Possibly Sent To Stanford Lab; CDC Now Analyzing

A vial shipment sent to a Stanford lab last July may have contained small quantities of live anthrax spores, but officials say there is no threat to public safety.

05/28/2015

Raw sliced tuna for sushi (Getty Images)

Salmonella Outbreak In California & 8 Other States Linked To Eating Raw Tuna

A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.

05/22/2015

This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration has found a stunning rise in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.

04/16/2015

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CDC: Nearly 1 In 3 Women Space Their Pregnancies Too Close Together

For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.

04/16/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.

03/15/2015

93% of Pediatricians Say Parents Ask for Alternative Vaccination Schedules

The ‘Other’ Vaccination Debate – Alternative Vaccine Schedules

As a #NewsMom, you better bet I bought the book and even took classes on Alternative Vaccine Schedules. I wanted to be as educated as possible about every option and risk. Apparently, I’m not alone.

03/05/2015

Skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection. (CDC)

PHOTOS: Children Infected With Measles

WARNING: Some of these photos might be unsuitable for children. Viewing discretion is advised.

01/30/2015

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), an Electron Micrograph of the Ebola Virus is seen. (CDC via Getty Images)

Potential Ebola Patient Being Treated In Sacramento

A patient suspected of potentially having been exposed to Ebola is being treated at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

01/29/2015

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