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‘This is an epidemic’

A painless lump on his neck turned out to be HPV-related throat cancer, a disease affecting a growing number of people.

CDC: 1 in 5 high school students vape

E-cigarette use also increased among middle school students, from less than 1 percent in 2011 to nearly 5 percent in 2018.

You may be prediabetic and don’t know it, CDC warns

On average, 30 million Americans have diabetes, and the number of adults diagnosed with the disease has more than tripled in the past 20 years.

CDC warns of polio-like virus striking U.S. kids

Doctor: 'We need to pay attention to this, because the long-term consequences the children and their parents suffer is immense.'

Kids may roll up their sleeves—again

An optional third dose of the MMR vaccine may give a necessary immunity boost to kids.

Just how bad is this flu season? Experts weigh in

Two-thirds of confirmed cases in the U.S. have been caused by the dangerous H3N2 strain.

Flu may be spread by just breathing

When someone is coming down with influenza, they should take care of themselves and stay at home, if possible.

Severe flu season lurking

Early signs suggest it will be a severe flu season, so it's especially important to get vaccinated.

There’s a new shingles vaccine—is it for you?

Yes, and adults older than 50 should plan to roll up their sleeves—again.

Sound the mosquito alarm

Two disease-carrying species could thrive in three-quarters of the United States.

100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

Lifestyle changes can prevent full-blown disease.

U.S. health officials make headway against salmonella

Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisoning from this common bacteria.

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