centers for disease control and prevention

#EndOverdose: advocates bring awareness to Dane County’s ongoing opioid overdose epidemic

Even as the crisis worsens in Dane County and overdose deaths across the country approached 100,000 in a 12-month period for the first time ever, some promising harm reduction initiatives are giving rise to something else: Hope.

Even as the crisis worsens in Dane County and overdose deaths across the country approached 100,000 in a 12-month period for the first time ever, some promising harm reduction initiatives are giving rise to something else: Hope.

Packaged hard-boiled eggs, Listeria outbreak

A deadly, multistate outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs, and retailers and consumers are warned not to serve, sell, use or consume the products.

Congress agrees to millions in gun violence research

The $25 million for federal research into gun violence that's included in the massive spending bill agreed to on Capitol Hill represents the first time in over two decades that Congress has allocated funding for the issue.

6 'probable' vaping-related injury cases linked to Mass. dispensaries

A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.

US births decline for fourth year in a row, CDC says

The number of births in the United States declined for a fourth year following an increase in 2014, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.