I’d rather give you the bad news before the good news (because part of the reason the bad news stays bad is it’s presented as an afterthought), but you need the good news to put the bad news in perspective so: New HIV infections in the U.S. dropped 18 percent between 2008 and 2014 (from about 45,700 to 37,600) …
America’s teen birth rate has been dropping for several years now. However, new CDC numbers suggest it’s not dropping as fast in rural areas.
Well, the big government party poopers are at it again. First the FDA won’t let us eat raw cookie dough; now the CDC says not to kiss chickens. Is there anything we are still allowed to do?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that a man in Maryland contracted Zika while abroad, showed no symptoms, and subsequently infected his partner during unprotected sex. This is the first case of infection where the host showed no visible symptoms of the virus.
On Saturday, August 6, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued that a woman infected with the Zika virus should not be permitted to get an abortion, even if it’s probable that the child will be afflicted with acute microcephaly.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a really, really specific travel advisory, telling pregnant women to stay away from Miami’s Wynwood Art District, where 14 cases of Zika have been reported. Pregnant women who visited the neighborhood since mid-June are also being advised to get tested for the…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting that three women on the U.S. mainland have given birth to infants with Zika-related birth defects. The CDC’s latest report, released today, also said that three other women chose to abort after discovering that their fetuses had brain damage from the virus.
An unnamed researcher at the University of Pittsburgh stuck herself with a needle on May 23 while conducting an experiment in the lab. Nine days later she came down with a fever. She recovered from her symptoms and returned to work, but tests came back confirming she’d contracted Zika.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that 157 pregnant women in the United States and 122 in its territories (predominantly in Puerto Rico) had tested positive for the Zika Virus. Fewer than 12 of these women have had miscarriages or babies born with defects, according to Reuters.
Hot #teen trend: Not getting pregnant.
The CDC and the Obama administration would really, really like Congress to allot some money to fight the Zika virus. Right now. Immediately. Without any further political grandstanding or dicking around.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new recommendations for couples who are trying to conceive and have been either exposed or infected with the Zika virus. Officials at the CDC recommended a waiting period based on current knowledge of how the Zika virus works and its links to birth defects,…
Currently, there is no treatment for Zika, the virus that has become an epidemic throughout Latin America and infected over 100 Americans. But that could change soon.
Curled up in bed reading a new novel about Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf called Vanessa and Her Sister, I came to a section about Bell’s pregnancy in which she is instructed by her doctor to wear a corset and drink champagne. In the middle of navigating my own pregnancy, I laughed out loud. Indeed just like all the…
New research says HPV infection rates have basically dropped like a rock among young women since they started getting vaccinated. Science: It’s magic!
As the Zika virus continues to scare the shit out of everyone, fertility clinics and sperm banks are trying to adopt safety measures to keep infected sperm out of their supply. Although Zika is primarily spread through mosquito bites, it can also be sexually transmitted and through blood transfusions.
In a recommendation aimed at the reasonable and laudable purpose of decreasing the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome, the CDC has significantly overshot their mark by recommending that women who are (1) of childbearing age and (2) not on birth control stop drinking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a list of 16 topics it says should be taught in high school sex education courses. The health bureau also recently found that less than half of U.S. high schools are properly teaching the topics.
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control shows that middle and high schools in the United States are doing an almost universally terrible job teaching sex ed. Schools are especially struggling with teaching students how to get and use condoms; teenagers are less likely to use one today than they were a decade…
The Centers for Disease Control released a report showing a nationwide increase in sexually transmitted diseases for 2014 — particularly, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. There were approximately 1.4 million cases of chlamydia reported, which is the highest number the CDC has ever seen. Syphilis and gonorrhea were…