CDC's 'zombie apocalypse' advice an Internet hit
(AP) -- "Zombie apocalypse." That blog posting headline is all it took for a behind-the-scenes public health doctor to set off an Internet frenzy over tired old advice about keeping water and flashlights ...
More US than Europeans drivers are on the phone (Update)
Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits.
Salmonella-tainted sprouts sicken 21 in US
An outbreak of salmonella poisoning in salad sprouts has sickened 21 people in the United States but is not connected to the German E. coli outbreak, health authorities said Tuesday.
Scarlet fever pathogen draft genome sequence released
Scarlet fever has revealed unusual high infect rate in Hong Kong this year. So far, 466 children were infected and 2 of them dead. Scarlet fever is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, a gram-positive pathogen that can be tra ...
CDC: 1 in 4 high schoolers drink soda every day
A new study shows one in four high school students drink soda every day - a sign fewer teens are downing the sugary drinks.
US births down for 3rd year; economy may be factor
(AP) -- U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy.
Salmonella outbreak tied to chicks, ducklings
(AP) -- Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.
CDC: Food poisoning from salmonella up in US
(AP) -- More Americans got food poisoning last year, with salmonella cases driving the increase, the government reported Tuesday.
CDC issues updated bloodstream infection prevention guidelines
New guidelines, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) outline steps to eliminate bloodstream infections in patients with ...
Study confirms benefit of routine, jail-based HIV testing for inmates
Routine, jail-based HIV testing of inmates can successfully identify a substantial proportion of people unknowingly infected with HIV and could play a critical role in preventing the spread of the disease, according to a ...
US swine flu deaths rise to 263
(AP) -- Health officials say their count of U.S. swine flu cases has surpassed 40,000, and deaths have risen to 263.
Swimmer's ear medical costs total $500M a year
(AP) -- The first national estimates of swimmer's ear say it causes about 2.4 million trips to doctors and hospitals in a year.