Blog: CDC alcohol warning results in hangover for agency

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 04, 2016

Women (and men) on social media are lashing out at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accusing the federal health agency of overstepping its boundaries. The agency warned women of child-bearing age who are not currently using birth control about the risks of drinking alcohol.

Data Points for Feb. 1, 2016

Data Points for Feb. 1, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2016

Data Points for the week of Feb. 1, 2016, covered the following topics: Zika virus and vector-borne diseases.

Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome

By Associated Press  |  January 23, 2016

Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support.

CDC widens Zika virus travel alert

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2016

Eight more destinations have been added to the list of areas that federal health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid over concerns about transmission of the Zika virus and the risk of birth defects associated with the disease.

CDC to finalize opioid prescription guidelines

By Shannon Muchmore  |  January 02, 2016

The clock is ticking on new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to regulate opioid pain-medication prescriptions. The CDC has been receiving some harsh feedback on its strategy as the country faces a growing number of overdose deaths.

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