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CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

CDC postpones climate conference ahead of Trump’s inauguration

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) postponed a climate conference ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a spokesperson for the federal agency confirmed on Monday.

Americans in rural areas more likely to die from leading causes of death: CDC

Americans in rural areas more likely to die from leading causes of death: CDC

People living in rural areas of the United States are more likely to die from five leading causes of death than those who live in urban areas, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) pointed out in its latest report.

Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

As the upcoming festive season will prompt millions of Americans to travel and get together with their friends and relatives across the nation, public health authorities have reminded people that hand hygiene is a an easy as well as effective way to avoid various contagious diseases like flu.

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise across nation: CDC

Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise across nation: CDC

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are persistently on the rise across the United States, with gay and bisexual men at the highest risk, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) warned in its latest report.

Pre-teens need two instead of three doses of HPV vaccine: CDC

Pre-teens need two instead of three doses of HPV vaccine: CDC

Pre-teens need only two doses of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine instead of previously recommended three, federal public health officials announced on Wednesday.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC's) previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen for children to get protected against HPV, but it revised its recommendation after multiple studies showed that two doses are sufficient.

Most U.S. kids don’t get dental sealants: CDC

Most U.S. kids don’t get dental sealants: CDC

Dental sealants provide a quick and easy way to prevent cavities but more than 50 per cent of American kids don’t get sealants, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) pointed out in its latest report.

According to CDC, dental sealants can effectively prevent 80 per cent of cavities but only 60 per cent of children who need sealants get them.

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