Lead levels that shoot above 5 micrograms per deciliter of blood in children under the age of six are considered dangerous and can inhibit the child’s growth and cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems. A report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday found the odds of a young…
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…
Good news, bad news: most Kindergarten-aged kids in America are still getting all their shots. But the CDC continues to worry about those stubborn pockets with low rates of vaccination (and, presumably, high rates of uncooperative parents).
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that hundreds of thousands of whiny teenagers across the country are right: school starts way, way too early in the morning.
Teens are simple creatures. Teens love a few things. Teens love: social media platforms so new they’re invisible to the naked eye of an adult; experimenting with mood-altering substances; cheap hair dye; trolling; and also the morning-after pill.
No time like a Wednesday afternoon to talk about America’s growing heroin problem.
Remember when hot tubs used to be associated with images of 80’s-style sexiness? Well now you can associate them with diarrhea. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report detailing outbreaks of the creepy-sounding cryptosporidium, a microscopic parasite that causes the runs, which people…