More than half a million children in the U.S. are believed to have lead poisoning after the government lowered the threshold for lead poisoning last year.
Reports suggest that as many as 16 people have been infected and six people have died.
The CDC reports that 28 percent of Americans have high blood pressure in 2009.
Almost 20 percent of all babies born to teenagers ages 15-19 in the U.S. are baby No. 2 or 3, federal researchers reported on Tuesday.
Most people who stop taking cholesterol-lowering statins, due to mild side effects, are able to restart the same drug or a similar one without incurring any serious issues, a new study said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message to all smokers out there: quit smoking, and in a bid to ramp up awareness against the dangers, they will start rolling out graphic ads of former smokers who have been in one way or another affected negatively from the addictive habit.
According to two sources, eating in the United States has become a lot safer over the past decade.
Following the death of 17 Michigan residents who contracted meningitis from contaminated steroids, the states attorney general said on Tuesday he is launching a criminal investigation into a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company linked to the deadly outbreak of meningitis.
The CDC reported that new mothers tend to give solid foods to their babies before the recommended age of 6 months.
CDC reports that one in 50 American children from the ages of 6 to 17 suffer from autism.
A CDC study found that women reported to worrying more so than men on a daily and weekly basis.
The novel coronavirus, a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, has killed its ninth victim in the world since it was first reported last fall, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
Certain types of bacteria are becoming harder and harder to fight because they are developing resistance toward antibiotics, leaving doctors little to no treatment options.
Health officials in Los Angeles are reporting that they are in the midst of the largest tuberculosis outbreak in their county during the past decade.
A new U.S. government report states that the flu vaccine is not effective for the elderly. According to the report, only nine percent of the elderly with influenza A benefited from the vaccine during this flu season.