CDC

CDC Urges Women To Avoid Alcohol Unless They're On Birth ControlMillions of women may be putting their developing babies at risk of fetal alcohol syndrome, according to the CDC. Because of that, it is now advising all women between the ages of 15-44 to avoid alcohol completely if they are not using birth control.
Deaths Related To Heart Failure Are On The RiseThe CDC said the steady upward pattern started as early as 2012.
CDC Aims To Increase Number Of Tweens Receiving HPV VaccineThe Centers for Disease Control is on a mission to increase the number of boys and girls getting the HPV vaccine to prevent cancer.
Survey: 99 Percent Of Contact Lens Wearers Engage In At Least 1 Bad HabitDoctors say contact lens wearers who do not take care of their lenses are at serious risk for eye infections.
Report: More Than 4 Million Admit To Driving DrunkAccording to the CDC, during 2012, more than 4 million people admitted to driving drunk in the preceding 30 days.
CDC: Most Schools Start Classes Too EarlyWith the school year around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control says if a child's classes start before 8:30 in the morning, the student may not be getting enough sleep, leading to health risks.
Report: Teen Use Of Morning After Pill IncreasingThe report says that the use of emergency contraception by female teenagers who have had sexual intercourse at least once has increased from 8 percent in 2002 to 22 percent in 2011 through 2013.
Jury Still Out On E-CigarettesRight now, no states have banned the use of e-cigarettes completely but 18 states have set limits.
Is Baby Recession Over? U.S. Births Up After Years Of DeclineIt appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.
CDC: Melanoma Rates Have Doubled Over Last 30 YearsIn report released Tuesday by the CDC, the organization says melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.
CDC Investigating Error That Caused Live Anthrax ShipmentsThe U.S. Army's top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site.
CDC: 150 Possibly Had Contact With Lassa Fever VictimFederal and New Jersey health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever.

More From CBS Philly

Submit Your Question
Sign Up Now!

Listen Live