Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living Longer Means Little If We Cannot Live Better, Too

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Being able to extend life, of course, is a great success. But simply adding years of sickness, frailty and decline is not a very appealing prospect. Unfortunately, the progress we are making in terms of keeping people around longer is not always matched by advances in personal health and fitness -- both physically and mentally.

Massive Recall Involves Food Processed As Far Back As 2014

CP | David Pitt, The Associated Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada

Two people have died in the United States.

More Teens Using Morning After Pill, And It's Not Because More Have Had Sex

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living

The morning-after pill can cut the chances of pregnancy by nearly 90 per cent if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

U.S. Patient Was Sent Home After Telling Nurse He Was In Liberia

CP | David Warren, The Associated Press | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada

DALLAS - Health officials in Texas say they have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with...

There's a Killer Flu Out There, and We're Not Prepared

Michael Ledeen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Michael Ledeen

Influenza can be a weapon of mass destruction. The latest candidate worth worrying about is H7N9. It jumped from birds to humans earlier this year. Of the 137 people known to have been infected, 45 died. There's no evidence that H7N9 spreads among humans. On the other hand, it wouldn't surprise any of the experts if H7N9 learns how to jump from person to person and mutates into a fast-moving mass murderer.

How Has She Survived Deadly Brain Amoeba?

CP | Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A kind of meningitis caused by a brain-eating amoeba called Naegleria fowleri is incredibly rare, but it's almost always fatal.So ...

How These Tiny Pets Sickened Almost 400 People

CP | Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Living

CHICAGO - They live underwater, eat bloodworms, and are promoted on pet websites. But African dwarf frogs can carry salmonella.An outbreak tied to the...

U.S. Teens Choosing Pot Over Cigarettes: Study

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Living

ATLANTA - A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday th...

Living Together Before Marriage No Longer Seen As Bad Omen

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 05.22.2012 | Canada Living

ATLANTA - Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new U.S. government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be b...

Chickenpox Vaccine Dramatically Cuts Deaths In Children

CP | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada

ATLANTA - Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new U.S. government study proclaiming an important public health victory.

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that chickenpox deaths fell from an average of 105 per year to 14 after the vaccine had been available for a dozen years.