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50% of American adults have chronic diseases: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:15

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that half of all adults in the USA have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity.

US confirms its first case of MERS virus

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 04:53

US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

Ratnakar Bank raises $55 million from foreign investors

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 16:33

Ratnakar Bank raised Rs 3.28 billion from a group of investors including UK`s CDC Group Plc and Asia Capital and Advisors by selling an undisclosed minority stake, the regional lender said on Thursday.

`2009 swine flu outbreak toll may be 15 times higher`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 13:05

The swine flu pandemic of 2009 killed an estimated 284,500 people, about 15 times the number that was confirmed by laboratory tests at the time, a new study has revealed.

Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 02, 2010, 11:24

A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Nigeria`s lead poison outbreak unprecedented: CDC

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 09, 2010, 12:19

An outbreak of lead poisoning linked to illegal gold mining that left more 160 people dead in Nigeria is unprecedented, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 13:18

The investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.