A team of U.S. government disease detectives Monday launched an eagerly anticipated research project in Brazil designed to determine whether the Zika virus is really causing a surge of serious birth defects

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The C.D.C.’s suggestion of indefinite sobriety did not sit well with some women

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Joint statement calls for all boys and girls to complete the three-dose vaccination by their 13th birthdays

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“Based on what we know right now, we don’t think that widespread transmission in the United States is likely,” says Dr. Beth Bell, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Our Alan Regenberg comments on hazy definitions of disease and the problematic rationale given for extending a ban on federal funding of CDC research into the underlying causes of gun violence

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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On the heels of the CDC’s zombie-preparedness post, one bioethicist fleshes out moral considerations

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Resisting the Evidence

October 21, 2013

According to a CDC report, antibiotic resistance is a growing public health threat. Unnecessary use of antibiotics is a major driver. Almost 80% of antibiotics sold in the US are administered to animals raised for food

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