Once relatively rare, US teen suicide rates are now climbing far faster than any other age group, according to a CDC report published today.Suicides among 10 to 24-year-olds spiked 56% from 2007-2017. Firearms are a glaring contributor, but the root causes…

Last year, “486 school buses’ worth of people” in the US got syphilis while policymakers were “asleep at the wheel,” as Olga Khazan put it in The Atlantic’s take on the latest CDC report on STDs<

A decade after China’s government launched the Healthy China 2020 initiative—an ambitious commitment to an affordable, efficient health system—The Lancet Public Health checks on its progress with a special issue.

More than 200 people have arrived at emergency rooms across the country with vaping-connected respiratory illnesses, prompting the CDC to issue a health alert on Friday.  Patients have severe shortness of breath, often following days of vomiting, fever and fatigue, forcing…

The 2015-2016 Zika outbreak had a “hidden” hotspot in Cuba, according to a new analysis that estimates that there were 5,707 unreported Zika cases in the country.   Of 155 cases that recorded by Florida officials and the European CDC, all but 1 had traveled through Cuba.    

Just a few puffs of e-cigarette vapor—even with no nicotine, no flavorings—can have a major and immediate adverse effect on vascular systems, according to research published yesterday.  

The CDC is investigating a cluster of hospitalizations in several states that have just one thing in common: vaping. Over 120 cases of lung disease may be linked to the devices, CNN reports.  

The CDC is rejigging its public data portal in response to reporting that revealed just how unreliable its estimates for nonfatal gunshot injuries are.   What makes the data so unreliable? A statistical model vulnerable to sudden sample shifts.   Without a dedicated…

As tick-borne diseases rise sharply in the US, lawmakers have ordered the Pentagon to investigate whether the Department of Defense experimented with using insects as bioweapons from 1950-1975.   Some 30,000 cases of tick-borne Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year…

Just 2 people are confirmed to have died from tick-borne Bourbon virus—but the mysterious illness has researchers doubling down to learn if the virus, and others like it, are spreading between humans under the radar.   Researchers found the Bourbon virus in the Lone Star…