Public Health in the News

April 30, 2015
Dog Infects Humans With Plague for First Time in US

March 31, 2015
How Brain-Damaging Mercury Puts Arctic Kids at Risk

March 23, 2015
Ebola outbreak: 1 year later

How Ebola changed the world

Here's one way to improve school lunches

March 18, 2015
Why loneliness may be the next big public health issue

Drinking diet soda linked to a widening waistline with age

March 16, 2015
Study links Disneyland measles outbreak to low vaccination rates

Doctors not trained to spot sex trafficking victims

March 13, 2015
Transgender people face discrimination in healthcare

Should the minimum age to buy cigarettes be raised?

March 11, 2015
Highly pathogenic bird flu confirmed in Arkansas turkeys: USDA

A billion at risk for hearing loss from exposure to loud music

March 10, 2015
Many young Indian women underweight, their babies too: research

Burger King drops soft drinks from children's menu

Twice as many youth suicides happen in rural areas than cities: study

March 9, 2015
Apple's ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects

Vegetarian diet linked to reduced colorectal cancer risk

Deadly bird flu strikes poultry farms in several states

More evidence breast cancer and prostate cancer cluster in families

Ebola leaves ongoing health issues for survivors of the viral disease

March 4, 2015
Restaurant calorie labels less likely to influence poor, uneducated

Scopes That Spread UCLA 'Superbug' Were Awaiting FDA Clearance

Tougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak

FDA issues warning on testosterone-boosting drugs

US heroin-overdose deaths nearly triple 2010 to '13: study

Slash sugar intake to fight obesity tooth decay: WHO

March 3, 2015
UH Mānoa to begin total ban on smoking

Tougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak

February 23, 2015
Measles outbreak in U.S. tops 150 cases

U.N. expert warn of 'critical gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

WHO urges shift to single-use smart syringes

February 20, 2015
India struggles with deadly swine flu outbreak

Spread of drug-resistant malaria an "enormous threat"

Superbug linked to 2 deaths at UCLA hospital; 179 potentially exposed

Ebola outbreak: rapid test approved

Americans need to eat more produce, less meat

How the sun can damage your skin even in the dark

Newly discovered virus appears to have killed Kansas man

February 13, 2015
Are we ready for the next global epidemic?

Eleven people linked to Philippine MERS case show symptoms: WHO

CDC: Nasty Flu Season Has Peaked, Is Retreating

California has three new measles cases, Arizona says outbreak winding down

India sees rapid rise in swine flu deaths and cases

February 10, 2015
California warns against intentional measles exposures

100 Paralyzed Children, Each a Mystery

Need to get moving? Smartphones and fitness bands are good at tracking steps

February 6, 2015
How bad is measles around the world?

Canes, walkers linked to higher risk of falls

More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, CDC says

February 4, 2015
Ebola cases on rise for first time this year, WHO says

Lung cancer now top cancer killer for women in rich nations

February 2, 2015
CDC: 102 measles cases in January, most stemming from Disney outbreak

Toddler snacks, meals have lots of salt and sugar: study

Cost of having diabetes has doubled in two decades

January 29, 2015
Arizona officials say nearly 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles

Young adults say they see e-cigs as safe, fun technology

Ebola outbreak is on the decline, WHO says

Girls who drink more sugary drinks start their periods earlier, study suggests

January 26, 2015
Prolonged high cholesterol in middle age raises heart risk later: study

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Single new case can reignite Ebola outbreak if vigilance is lost, says MSF

Canadian infected with deadly strain of Bird Flu

January 23, 2015
School-wide prevention program lowers teen suicide risk

Disney measles outbreak could get worse, experts warn

January 22, 2015
Costly, complex headache treatment on the rise

Ebola ebbing in West Africa but vigilance needed: WHO

January 20, 2015
Measles update: Unvaccinated kis told to stay home from California school

Study: Excessive sitting linked to risk of heart disease, cancer

It takes two: Getting healthy may be easier with a partner

January 5, 2015
Flu activity worsens nationwide, CDC reports

December 18, 2014
Many flu infections aren't good match for vaccine: CDC

Most states not ready to handle infectious disease outbreaks: Report

December 12, 2014
Whooping cough outbreak strikes undervaccinated Michigan County

Whooping cough epidemic in California is worst in 70 years

Fractures are major cause of older women's hospitalizations

Improve water and sanitation in clinics to reduce maternal deaths: research

Superbugs could kill 10 million people a year, report warns

December 1, 2014
IMF Survey: Global Health Problems Span a Wide Spectrum

Every Three Minutes, a Child Sustains a Toy Related Injury: Study

More Than Half of Babies Sleep in Unsafe Spaces

WHO says Sierra Leone's Ebola prognosis is 'very good'

HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time, study finds

Teaching dads about breastfeeding may help moms stick to it

November 17, 2014
Premature birth 'biggest killer'

Energy drinks are huring young kids

Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, second death in 2014: ministry

November 13, 2014
U.S. youth smoking, increased use of e-cigarettes a worry: CDC

Progress on eliminating measles has stalled, WHO warns

October 24, 2014
Unvaccinated adults on Maui, Kauai infected with measles

Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

October 22, 2014
World Health Organization: Tuberculosis Still Taking a Toll

Hospital patients rarely wash their hands, may spread disease

October 17, 2014
Second EEE death reported in NH

October 16, 2014
Wider Ebola outbreak in Africa would threaten U.S. health: CDC

Ebola crisis putting pregnant women, infants lives at risk: UN

October 14, 2014
Ebola could hit 10,000 cases per week in Africa; U.S. steps up response

Faster test developed for Enterovirus D68

Report shows disparities in U.S. diabetes prevention, amputation

October 13, 2014
Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

October 8, 2014
Halting flights to Ebola regions could threaten relief efforts, experts warn

Life, death and grim fill the day at a Liberian Ebola clinic

Ebola patient dies in Texas; U.S. orders airport screenings 

Emergency centers needed to contain Ebola in West Africa

Healthy lifestyle may halve stroke risk for women: study

October 6, 2014
New Jersey boy's death is first linked directly to enterovirus

Fetal exposure to plastics chemical and future risk

Obama says U.S. working on new ways to screen passengers for Ebola

Spanish nurse is first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa

October 1, 2014
Obesity and cancer are linked, ASCO says

Four close to U.S Ebola patient quarantined in Dallas apartment

Heroin overdose deaths doubles in U.S.

Experts work to solve mystery of EV-D68

September 23, 2014
Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million within four months, CDC estimates

Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials

Before ditching diet soda, get facts on sweetener study

Ever-present endemic Ebola now major concern for disease experts

Respiratory illness spreads to more than half of U.S. states: CDC

September 9, 2014
Pot patients lack access to medicine, state finds

U.S. kids get way too much salt, CDC finds

A brief walk can offset hours spent sitting

Prediabetes increases canter risk by 15%

September 8, 2014
Virus hitting Midwest may be 'tip of iceberg'

Doctors explain respiratory virus striking Midwest kids

HPV vaccine program in Australia linked to lower infection rates

Ebola spread is exponential in Liberia, thousands of cases expected soon

September 5, 2014
CDC obesity data reveals wide gap between white and black Americans

U.N. to set up Ebola crisis center, aims to stop spread in six to nine months

Couch-potato kids became couch-potato adults: study

August 28, 2014
Human trials to begin for fast-tracked Ebola vaccine

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

U.S. infant vaccination rates high, timeliness a concern - CDC

August 27, 2014
Ebola outbreak: It's even worse than I'd feared

Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies: development bank

Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

August 26, 2014
Twitter helps Chicago find sources of food poisoning

August 22, 2014
Ebola outbreak enters sixth month with no end in sight

WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

Demanding, low-control jobs linked to type 2 diabetes

Ticks may transmit disease faster than currently thought

August 12, 2014
Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year old in Guinea

Nigeria races to health Ebola spread in overcrowded Lagos

For older colon cancer survivors colonoscopies carry risks: study

Listeria-infected cold cuts kill 12 in Denmark: official

August 11, 2014
Common antibacterials may affect unborn babies: Study

Nigeria's Lagos now has 10 Ebola cases: health minister

Many breech babies still born vaginally, risks still high

August 8, 2014
Gut bacteria test could identify colon cancer risk

WHO declares Ebola an international health emergency

August 7, 2014
Sierra Leone army blockades Ebola areas, Liberia declares emergency

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths

Stress on the civilian front tied to alcohol abuse in returning soldiers

August 6, 2014
World Health Organization to debate ethics of using experimental Ebola drug in outbreak

West Africa healthcare systems reel as Ebola toll hits 932

Target self-perception to help kids with healthy weight loss: study

August 5, 2014
For a healthy brain, eat baked or broiled fish every week

Bodies dumped in streets as West Africa struggles to curb Ebola

Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

August 4, 2014
Company expands voluntary fruit recall

What is skin caner? What are the warning signs and how can you avoid it?

Poor people with diabetes much more likely to lose a limb: study

Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll hits 887

August 1, 2014
Ebola outbreak: What you need to know

What happens once Ebola patients arrive in the US

CDC: Avoid non-essential travel to Ebola nations

The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

July 31, 2014
Whooping cough vaccine safe for pregnant women

Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

July 29, 2014
Surgeon general: Stop tanning and save your skin

The battle to eradicate polio in Pakistan

July 28, 2014
As Ebola outbreak rages, medical community searches for answers

Fist bumps 'cleaner than handshakes'

Even a 5-minute run can help prevent heart disease

July 25, 2014
Nigeria government confirms Ebola case in megacity of Lagos

July 24, 2014
Too few U.S. youth getting vaccine for sexually transmitted virus: CDC

U.S. court upholds FDA animal feed policy despite health concern

July 23, 2014
Should you worry? What you need to know about the listeria fruit recall

July 22, 2014
MERS virus may have airborne potential

Parts of Chinese city in quarantine after plague death: Xinhua

Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Kroger stores

July 21, 2014
UN agency warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

How sleep loss leads to significant weight gain

FDA issues warning on caffeine powder

Three Chikungunya mosquito-borne virus cases documented on Long Island

Disease-carrying mosquitos are biting into summer fun

July 17, 2014
It's Here! First Local Chikungunya Cases in Florida

Shift to 'Food Insecurity' Creates Startling New Picture of Hunger in America

The New Face of Hunger

Alcohol, energy drink mix tied to urge to drink: study

July 16, 2014
Stress, depression may affect how the body processes fat

Washington lake closed after 20 swimmers get sick from mystery virus

July 15, 2014
Colored stickers on snacks help state workers eat right

Death toll from West African Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

Weight loss may be an appealing way to ease hot flashes

Heart patients might go off medication after changes in pill appearance

Nigeria hopes to eradicate polio despite insurgency

July 14, 2014
Doctors find strategies to reduce medication errors

July 11, 2014
Even minimal alcohol drinking may still damage your heart

Vaccine combination may help eradicate polio

Deadliest, Rarest Form of Plague Contracted Near Denver

Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO

July 10, 2014
Consumer Reports: Don't spray sunscreens on children

Combining aerobic, resistance exercise may be best for diabetes

July 9, 2014
Limiting television for kids a good thing

Doctors should do more to encourage flu shots during pregnancy: study

Extreme obesity cuts lifespan more than smoking - study

July 8, 2014
Obesity: We're not overeating, we're underexercising, study suggests

Nurse Visitation During Pregnancy and Infancy Reduced Maternal and Child Mortality

Update 2 - Fifty new Ebola cases and 25 deaths in West Africa - WHO

Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

July 7, 2014
Around the globe, mom's health key to newborn's size

How to fix a broken market in antibiotics

Study: Hookah use increasingly dramatically among teens

July 2, 2014
Half of all American adults have a chronic disease - CDC

Ebola rages through West Africa, with no signs of stopping

Injuries responsible for most deaths during first decades of life

July 1, 2014
Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare

June 26, 2014
Drinking behind 1 in 10 deaths or working-age adults

In virus hunt, Saudi Arabia suspects African camel imports

More countries adding graphic warnings to smokes

West African nations should be prepared for Ebola: WHO expert

Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions

June 25, 2014
Puget Sound ranks high for skin cancer

U.S. warns against lidocaine as painkiller for teething babies

ACIP Urges Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine

Drastic action need to halt world's worst Ebola outbreak: WHO

June 24, 2014
Report: Over-fortified cereals may pose risk to kids

June 23, 2014
Backyard aquaponics a path to self-sufficiency

June 20, 2014
Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says

Certain Birth Defects More Common Among Hispanics

Shorter time between pregnancies linked to earlier delivery

Ancient parasite highlights humans' fole in spread of disease

June 19, 2014
Chikungunya virus spreads to US, Cuba

Ebola Deaths rise as Outbreak Spreads

'Walkable' neighborhoods may help cut diabetes rates

June 18, 2014
Air pollution linked to cognitive decline in later years

Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337: WHO update

June 17, 2014
In U.S. MERS patients did not spread infection to close contacts: CDC

Link seen between sitting and certain cancers

Ebola kills at least four in Liberia's capital

Many in U.S. push to share heroin overdose antidote with civilians

June 16, 2014
Chikungunya coming to the US? What you need to know about the virus

Healthy habits linked to lower stroke risk

US health system tops in spending, last in results

June 15, 2014
Whooping Cough Officially Epidemic in California, says Public Health Department

June 13, 2014

Chia Powder Linked to Salmonella Illness

4,000 pounds of beef, some at Whole Foods, recalled over fears of mad cow disease

Chikungunya Virus is Expected to Become Established in the U.S.

Public knows little about head and neck cancers: study

Northeast India on alert as malaria kills 20 in week

June 12, 2014
How Community Hospital Used Health IT to Conquer MERS

CDC: High School Smoking Reaches Historic Low, But Other Risky Behaviors Rise

US Virgin Islands Confirst 1st Chikungunya Case

June 10, 2014
Think before you ink

FDA advises pregnant women to eat more low-mercury fish

U.S. Diabetes rate jumps to 29 million: CDC

June 9, 2014
Death toll from Ebola in Sierra Leone more than doubles to 12

Rotavirus vaccine keeping more kids out of the hospital

Measles journey points up risk to unvaccinated kids

Study shows gap between public health and transportation policy

June 6, 2014
Too-Clean Homes May Encourage Child Allergies, Asthma: Study

WHO experts find hospital breaches worsened MERS outbreak in UAE

Young kids recognize unhealthy food brands more than healthy ones

June 5, 2014
DNA Test Indicates Camel-to-Human Transmission of MERS

Dirty Air Tied to Some -- But Not All Cardiac Events

Mad cow disease confirmed in Texas

Florida at Risk of Dengue, Chikungunya Outbreak; Residents Urged to Prepare

Physical Activity is tied to strong bones, but most teens don't get enough

New York City back to court over limiting soda sizes

Hospitals Saving Millions In States That Expanded Medicaid: Study

June 4, 2014
Doctors Without Borders Worried About Spread of Ebola Outbreak

Feds Urge Parents to Stop Using 'Nap Nanny' After Sixth Death

Diet and exercise may help maintain weight loss

Short Intervals Between Pregnancies Likely to Decrease Subsequent Pregnancy Length

Medicaid patients get worse cancer care

June 3, 2014
'Cruise Ship Virus' Sickens 20 Million Americans on Land Each Year

This is the Source of Most Food-Related Norovirus Outbreaks

Saudi MERS data review shows big jump in number of deaths

See a doctor before heading to the World Cup, experts say

Amount of children exposed to e-cigarette ads on the rise

Circumcision linked to lowered prostate cancer risk

June 2, 2014
U.S. Releases New Health Care Data

More Americans surviving cancer than ever

Second consecutive wastewater spill into Lake Wilson

May 31, 2014
Offer vegetables early and often to fussy toddlers, study says

Which sunscreens work best?

First clear evidence that exercise prevents loss of mobility in elderly

Parents ask: Why did my baby die?

New H10N8 bird flu 'not imminent global threat'

Iran confirms first cases of deadly MERS infection

May 30, 2014
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder

Nutritionists Outraged by Study Touting Diet Soda for Weight Loss

New, Better Sunscreens Could Be Coming

Sugar Goes Straight to Your Blood Pressure

FDA Announces Stricter Rules on Tanning Beds

As summer begins, protecting your skin is key

Pesticide maker agrees to phase out controversial poison

May 29, 2014
U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High

May 28, 2014
Return of the "White Plague' Fears over the rise of 'incurable' TB

More Salmonella Cases Tied to Foster Farms Chicken

May 27, 2014
Norovirus outbreak strikes Waikiki hotel

May 23, 2014
Summer sun safety: tips for preventing skin cancer or catching it early

May 22, 2014
High co-pays prevent some children from seeing a doctor or getting needed meds, study finds

Cheaper food may be fueling U.S. obesity epidemic

May 21, 2014
Isles have highest rate of fatalities for older pedestrians

When you need antibiotics, and when you don't

May 20, 2014
What do mobile phones do to teenage brains?

US official warns of 'nationwide heroin crisis'

Exercise tied to decreased diabetes risk among high-risk women

E. coli, MRSA can survive for days on planes

Why olive oil is so good for heart health

HPV now found in two-thirds of Americans, survey finds

Some sunscreen SPF claims can't be trusted: report

High cholesterol levels may be linked to infertility in both men and women

Diet, lifestyle affect prostate cancer risk

May 19, 2014
More evidence ties poor sleep to obesity in kids

May 16, 2014
Injuries from swallowed magnets on rise in kids

Diabetes: 2 large meals better than 6 small?

People with high blood pressure often have a 'salt tooth'

Whooping cough on a sharp rise in California, officials report

May 15, 2014
Fitness may help older men with high blood pressure live longer

Study: Children consume 10+ pounds of sugar yearly in cereal alone

May 14, 2014
Prescription drug use continues to climb in US

May 13, 2014
Ohio measles outbreak largest in USA since 1996

ER visits for concussions spike as damage becomes clear

College kids more likely to drive after toking than after drinking

Mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly in Haiti

People with mental health issues more likely to turn to e-cigarettes

Lung cancer not on many women's radar

May 12, 2014
Second U.S. case of MERS confirmed

U.S. cervical cancer rates higher than thought

Kids' concussion symptoms can emerge later, linger for weeks

Alcohol deaths on the rise worldwide

May 8, 2014
Fruits and Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

Syphilis Made a Big Comeback in 2013, CDC Warns

One Billion People Still Defecate in Public, U.N. Warns

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Will Lower Nutritional Value in Grains

E-cigarette vapor contains potentially harmful particles

May 6, 2014
Health Experts Issue New Prescription: To Stay Healthy Fight Climate Change

Adults with Disabilities

May 5, 2014
WHO statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

May 2, 2014
MERS makes first U.S. appearance, in Indiana

April 30, 2014
Produce and pesticides: Which fruits and veggies are the dirtiest?

April 20, 2014
If kids think someone's watching, they're more likely to wash their hands

April 15, 2014
Mumps Outbreak in Ohio Tops 200 Cases

Less salt use tied to drop in British heart deaths

March 7, 2014
Columbia Reports Saudi Arabia Camels Carry MERS Virus

Pittsburgh Finds Consumption of Fish May Benefit Cardiovascular Health

March 6, 2014
A Diet Heavy on Meat and Cheese May be Shortening Your Life

Second Success Raises Hope for a Way to Rid Babies of H.I.V.