Young smokers using flavored cigarettes or little cigars, CDC says

Two of every five young smokers are using flavored cigarettes or little cigars, according to a report released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

 The study was the first of its kind to measure whether middle school and high school students are using flavored tobacco. The […]

Sleeping too little — or too much — associated with some chronic diseases

Too much or too little sleep is linked to chronic disease in adults age 45 and older, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Published in the October issue of the journal Sleep, the study reported that people who sleep six hours or […]

CDC shares health statistics from early 2013

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released this week shows more than a quarter of young adults didn’t have insurance when surveyed and about a third of middle-age adults are obese.

The report on health insurance status, obesity, physical activity, smoking and other health information comes from data collected […]

More than 1 in 4 deaths from cardiovascular diseases could be prevented

More than 1 in 4 deaths from cardiovascular diseases could be prevented with lifestyle changes or medical treatment, according to a government report.

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of Americans, claiming nearly 800,000 lives per year. More than 200,000 of those deaths could be prevented through the changes […]

CDC stressing vaccinations, flu shots

As beach balls are replaced with backpacks for the new school year, the push is on to assure that everyone is up-to-date on vaccinations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination for 17 vaccine-preventable diseases in infants, children, adolescents or adults and named August National Immunization Awareness […]

Some states show progress on preschooler obesity

Childhood obesity declined in 19 states and territories among  low-income preschoolers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.

The study included over 11 million children, ages 2 to 4 ,whose families are receiving supplemental nutrition assistance through governmental program Women, Infants and Children.

The CDC collected data from 40 […]

Smoke-free laws don’t hurt restaurant and bar revenue, CDC says

Smoke-free laws have no significant economic impact on restaurants and bars, according to a study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In West Virginia, smoke-free laws were associated with a significant increase of approximately 1 percent  in restaurant employment, the study reported. In the remaining eight states, […]