Americans Binge 17 Billion Drinks Per Year, CDC SaysResearchers found that about 1 in 6 U.S. adults reported binge drinking an average of about once a week, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge.
Flu Cases Decreasing, But CDC Warns That Season Isn't Over YetThe number of people sick with the flu has continued to decrease across the nation, but experts with the CDC warned that the season is not over yet.
CDC Researcher Vanishes After Leaving Work SickA CDC researcher in Atlanta who called out sick two weeks ago has reportedly vanished without a trace.
Federal Panel Says It's OK To Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine AgainTwo years ago, a federal group pulled its recommendation for FluMist after research found that it wasn't working against swine flu, the kind of flu that was making most people sick then.
Weatherford Teacher Died From Flu After Delaying Meds Due To PriceHeather Holland, a 38-year-old elementary school teacher in Weatherford, died of complications from the flu after she delayed picking up her medication because of a $116 copay.
Groundhog Day Report: Flu's Worsening Shadow Blanketing U.S.It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse, and there are weeks of suffering ahead.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns Over Financial ConflictsOfficials announced that the director of the CDC resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July.
Texas School Closed For Flu Reopens As CDC Gives Pediatric WarningThe flu season is hitting North Texas hard. Three catholic schools closed in one week because of the exceptionally high number of students and faculty infected.
Flu Widespread Across U.S. For Third Straight WeekSick with the flu? You've got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week.
Deadly Flu Season Claiming 100 Lives Per Week, CDC WarnsThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently estimated that 759 people died of flu-related illnesses between Oct. 7 and Dec. 23.
CDC Continues To Track Flu Cases During Government ShutdownThe country is trying to get a handle on one of the most severe flu seasons in recent history. The CDC is still tracking flu cases, and will continue to do so despite the government shutdown.
When Is Flu Season?While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter.