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CDC Warns Travelers, Especially Pregnant Women, About Zika Virus

January 27, 2016

MosquitoThe CDC has issued a travel alert for more than 20 countries, primarily in South and Central America and the Caribbean, because of an outbreak of Zika virus, an infection spread by mosquitos. Pregnant women are advised to postpone travel to these areas following reports of microcephaly in babies born to mothers who were infected with the Zika virus while pregnant. Photo source: CDC, James Gathany

CRE Superbugs Rising Threat in U.S.

January 20, 2016

Susceptibility testingScientists are concerned about a rise in the number of infections caused by bacteria called "superbugs" because they are resistant to just about all antibiotics and have resulted in death in almost half of all patients who contracted them. They belong to a family of bacteria called CRE, according to the CDC, which called them an "urgent public health threat" in a new report released in December. Photo source: CDC, Melissa Dankel

Screening, Diet and Exercise Key Factors in Task Force's New Diabetes Guidelines

December 21, 2015

Class excercisingAll overweight and obese adults over age 40 should get screened for diabetes, say new guidelines from the USPSTF. Intensive diet and exercise counseling are advised for those with high blood glucose levels or type 2 diabetes to prevent or delay complications. Photo source: CDC, Amanda Mills

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