There will be serious increases in drug-resistant infections unless there are immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A study has found that a social media site can help teens with asthma. A study of teens with asthma found significant improvement in engagement and in symptom control when they received reminders and encouragement via Facebook.
Some health groups are calling for screening all children under age 3 to see if they have autism. But a government task force is calling for more research to see if these screenings are valid before they are used widely.
In 2009, screening guidelines for Pap tests were changed for women and girls under aged 21; But there may be an unintended consequence: Some young women may be missing out on screening for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease.
Not enough teenagers are receiving the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the CDC. Most teenagers in the United States have not received even a single dose of the vaccine, although the percentage that are is rising slowly
There appear to be five distinct types of prostate cancer and a way to distinguish between them. This information may help in treating prostate cancer by identifying which cancers are more likely to grow aggressively and which will not.