Research letter: Indoor tanning rates drop among US adults

Indoor tanning rates dropped among adults from 5.5 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2013, although an estimated 7.8 million women and 1.9 million men still engage in the practice, which has been linked to increased cancer ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity rising for many children

Obesity continues to increase among children, despite previous national reports that the rate flattened, according to recent analysis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health officials tell US doctors to watch for MERS

Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea.


Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

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 that was opened more than 70 years ago in a ...

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