The 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.
Right now, no states have banned the use of e-cigarettes completely but 18 states have set limits.
It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.
In 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.
The 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.
Federal and New Jersey health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.
The CDC says it examined 2013 birth certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which encompasses 90% of U.S. births.
The CDC says about one-fourth of eligible women are not up-to-date with breast cancer screenings, and about two in five adults are not getting the recommended test for colorectal cancer.
Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.
Scientists say military families move often, which may make it harder to keep up with the immunization schedule.
Ten percent of high school boys also report having been abused by a dating partner.
Princeton University says a student had a confirmed case of measles.
With one potential case of measles in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and another confirmed in northern New Jersey, health officials are stressing the importance of vaccinations.