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Q&A: Tracking the source of stomach bug outbreak

Is an outbreak of a nasty stomach bug over? Depends on who you ask.Full story

Nudged by hospitals, more U.S. moms are breastfeeding: CDC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More mothers in the United States are breastfeeding their babies, a practice that could potentially save billions in health care costs, the Centers for Disease Control said in a study released on Wednesday. Full story

Breast-Feeding Rates Continue to Rise, CDC Says

The percentage of babies who are breast-fed in the United States continues to rise, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full story

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  Dramatic rise in kids’ skin, food allergies

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control found one in 20 American kids have food allergies, a 50 percent increase from 1997 to 2011. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  A.D.H.D. diagnoses on the rise

According to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and analyzed by “The New York Times,” the number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is increasing, with a 53 percent jump in the past decade.  NBC’s Richard Bazell reports

  One in 50 school children has autism

The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control indicate the biggest increase in autism is occurring in mild cases in the spectrum of autism disorders but it doesn’t necessarily mean there has been an increase in children with the neurological changes labeled as autism. NBC’s Robert Bazell r

  CDC: Flu vaccine often doesn’t work

In a new study out Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control, the vaccine proved effective just over half of the time. And among seniors who are 65 years old and older, one of the most vulnerable populations, the vaccine only offered nine percent protection. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

  Highly contagious nanovirus to hit already flu-weary US

The Centers for Disease Control has reported that 37 children have died so far this flu season, and with medical teams and schools already overwhelmed with flu-related illnesses, there’s now something new raising health concerns. However, preventative measures can be as easy as keeping hands washed.

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epa03324045 An undated handout image of the Ebola virus, created by CDC microbiologist Frederick A. Murphy and made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to CDC the colorized transmission electron micrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed