CDC warns of increase in C. diff and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria

...I know that much about it," said Ward, 82 of Waycross, Ga. "People I know have died from it."The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" Tuesday that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of...

More getting HPV shots in Georgia and US, but CDC says not enough

...totals are still rather depressing, but at least we're heading in the right direction," Ferris said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines...

Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

...earlier, when it was 1 in 12. Now, all teens can buy it without a prescription.The finding comes from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that's considered the government's best source of information on teen sex and contraception...

Heroin use on the rise in Augusta, US

Research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heroin use has increased 63 percent from 2002 to 2013.

Church forms bonds gives medical aid through foreign mission trips

...full-time basis after graduate school, and perhaps one day working for the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control.On Tuesday, she applied for a certificate program in global health at the University of Georgia, where she...

Keep fighting for autism

...doctors are now better at recognizing the illness.However, a majority of autism families believes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must "come clean" with its so-called vaccine safety studies. They want all earlier studies...

Blue Bell tracks down some of the origins of listeria contamination in its ice cream

...in stores. The recall forced Blue Bell to lay off more than a third of its workforce.Also Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said its investigation into the outbreak was over. But it said people could still get sick because...

Vision loss worse in South, CDC says

...diabetes and chronic disease. Health officials believe those problems are all related to the vision loss. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Thursday. Overall, about 3 percent of people had severe vision loss. The...

Judge finds no juror misconduct in salmonella trial convictions

...by the time federal investigators traced it to Peanut Corporation's plant in Blakely in January 2009. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that nine people who ate the tainted peanut butter died, though it couldn't say for...

Choke out 'Operation Choke Point'

...Environmental Protection Agency attempts to curtail bullet production through lead regulations and attempts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to turn gun control into a "public health" issue.As this page said last June: "The next...