CDC finds that some heavy drinkers aren't alcoholics
November 21, 2014, 10:03 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Only 1 in 3 heavy drinkers demonstrated signs of alcoholism, meaning they exhibited or experienced a craving for booze.
The federal government will pay you $3,000 to get the flu
January 31, 2014, 1:50 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
The National Institutes of Health is looking for brave volunteers to have a live flu virus squirted up their noses.
Measles: 'Eliminated' in 2000, but cases spiked in 2013
December 6, 2013, 9:37 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
According to researchers, if measles is to remain eliminated in the United States, the country must maintain high levels of vaccination.
Malaria cases reach 40-year high in U.S.
November 1, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
As the majority of cases in the U.S. result from traveling outside the country, people should take precautions to prevent the disease.
Rare West Nile death sparks blood transfusion concerns
August 8, 2013, 3:07 p.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The concentration of the virus in the blood samples was low, and this likely resulted in the screening tests yielding negative results.
CDC tracks cause of cyclospora outbreak
July 23, 2013, 9:18 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The disease is caused by consuming food or water that's contaminated with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis.
CDC finds no benefit in reducing salt below recommended intake
July 16, 2013, 1:59 p.m. by Melissa Breyer
The majority of Americans still consume too much sodium, but for the few who are following the rules, the new evidence does not support going below 2,300 mg per day.