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CDC Recommends Conception Options for HIV-Discordant Couples

CDC Recommends Conception Options for HIV-Discordant Couples

Risk-reducing strategies are available for using sperm from HIV-infected male attempting conception.

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

ART Initiation Decreasing Prevalence of Advanced HIV in High-Burden Countries

Decreases were seen in Haiti, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

Decline of Uninsured Rates in Adults Starting to Slow Down

Decline of Uninsured Rates in Adults Starting to Slow Down

The uninsured rate was 9% in 2016, compared with 9.1% in 2015.

Hepatitis C Infection Rates Soaring Over Past Five Years

Hepatitis C Infection Rates Soaring Over Past Five Years

Many infections stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say.

Mortality Rates for African Americans Decreased by 25%, CDC Says

Mortality Rates for African Americans Decreased by 25%, CDC Says

The CDC report also found that they're still more likely to die at an earlier age than whites.

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in the United States

Repeat Teen Births Still a Problem in the United States

Too few teens use the most-effective birth control after having a first baby.

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Possible Underestimation of Opioid-Related Mortality Rates in America

Death certificates from drug-linked infections may not label opioids as a possible cause.

<i>Salmonella</i> Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Salmonella Infection Rates Decreased in 2016, Says CDC

Tougher poultry regulations may explain the 18% decline in food poisonings from Salmonella.

10% of US Zika-Positive Pregnancies Associated with Birth Defects

10% of US Zika-Positive Pregnancies Associated with Birth Defects

The CDC report also says that too few infants are tested for the virus.

Syphilis Rates Soaring Among MSM in America

Syphilis Rates Soaring Among MSM in America

The highest rates were seen in the South and West.

Nearly Half of Americans Younger Than 60 Years Old Infected with HPV

Nearly Half of Americans Younger Than 60 Years Old Infected with HPV

But the vaccine should turn the tide against the virus, researcher says.

Infant Mortality Rates Decrease in United States From 2005 to 2014

Infant Mortality Rates Decrease in United States From 2005 to 2014

The largest decreases were seen for infants of Asian or Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black women.

Suicide Rates in Rural Areas of United States Steadily Increasing

Suicide Rates in Rural Areas of United States Steadily Increasing

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says.

Uninsurance Rates Reach 8.8% of Americans in 2016

Uninsurance Rates Reach 8.8% of Americans in 2016

In first nine months of 2016, 12.3% of adults aged 18 to 64 and 5% of children were uninsured.

Fatal Drug Overdoses Nearly Tripled Since 1999

Fatal Drug Overdoses Nearly Tripled Since 1999

Whites and middle-aged adults were the hardest hit, researchers find.

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Dropped in 2014 to 2012

Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Dropped in 2014 to 2012

Prevalence was highest among new mothers age less than 19 and 20 to 24 years; unmarried mothers; and postpartum smokers.

Influenza Vaccine Had 48% Overall Effectiveness

Influenza Vaccine Had 48% Overall Effectiveness

The more severe H3N2 strain is a factor in reduced coverage.

Suicide Rates Increased 24% in the United States Since 1999

Suicide Rates Increased 24% in the United States Since 1999

Rates have climbed the most among middle-aged men and girls aged 10 to 14.

Updated Immunization Schedule Released by CDC

Updated Immunization Schedule Released by CDC

The CDC panel revises their immunization advisory for vaccines in adults.

US Black Population Still Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS

US Black Population Still Disproportionately Affected by HIV/AIDS

Nearly 1 in 4 had progressed to AIDS at the time of diagnosis.

Influenza Activity Spreading Quickly Across the US

Influenza Activity Spreading Quickly Across the US

The dominant strain right now is H3N2, CDC epidemiologist notes.

Fatal Drug Overdose Rates Spike in the US

Fatal Drug Overdose Rates Spike in the US

Prescription opioids and heroin lead the increase, according to the latest government data.

Report Shows Falls is Leading Cause of Injury and Death in US Seniors

Report Shows Falls is Leading Cause of Injury and Death in US Seniors

A new report from the CDC shows that falls cause millions of injuries in the elderly population, which cause soaring health care costs in the US.

Strains of Gonorrhea Now Showing Resistance to Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone

Strains of Gonorrhea Now Showing Resistance to Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone

According to the CDC, the first cluster of gonorrhea cases have been found to show increased resistance to both azithromycin and ceftriaxone.

Hospitals Still Over-Prescribing Antibiotics Despite Growing Concerns of Drug Resistance

Hospitals Still Over-Prescribing Antibiotics Despite Growing Concerns of Drug Resistance

A federal report from the CDC suggests that US hospitals are still over-prescribing antibiotics even with growing concerns of bacterial resistance.

COPD-Related Mortality Trends Downwards for Most Americans, With Exceptions

COPD-Related Mortality Trends Downwards for Most Americans, With Exceptions

According to the CDC, the mortality from COPD is decreasing for most Americans, except black women and middle-aged persons.

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

Many Adolescents Still Not Getting HPV Vaccine

The number of 13- to 17-year-old boys and girls getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased slightly for the second year in a row, according to data from CDCs 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), published in this weeks Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

How to Talk to Parents and Their Children About Obesity

How to Talk to Parents and Their Children About Obesity

More than 12 million children and adolescents are obese, and the rate is climbing, according to officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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