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Latinx woman receives an injection

Increased HPV Vaccine Age Limit Could Save Black, Latinx Lives

A disproportionate number of people of color develop HPV-related cancers.

The city's water supply was contaminated by lead after a switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River as a source in April 2014. More than two years later, residents continue to feel the impacts in their worsening behavioral health.

In Flint, Residents Report More Trouble Sleeping, Anxiety and Depression Since Water Crisis

The consequences of lead-tainted water was more than physical symptoms.

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, delivers remarks during a press conference September 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, he called the Zika virus "not controllable."

CDC Director Says Zika Virus 'Will Become Endemic'

There have been more than 4,000 Zika cases in the United States and over 27,000 in U.S. territories.

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Congress Passes Law to Treat Opioid Addiction as Health Crisis

Where was this foresight during the crack epidemic?

New Documentary Alleges CDC Withheld Proof of Link Between Vaccines and Autism in Black Boys

A controversial scientist says the data was omitted from an official CDC report a decade ago. The agency says the link doesn’t exist.

CDC Report: Latinos Diagnosed With HIV At 3 Times Rate of Whites

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are three times more likely than whites to be diagnosed with HIV

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Some of Friday’s big stories

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

In 2010, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections, 12,200 were among youths.

CDC Trying Out Free Rapid HIV/AIDS Test at Rural and Urban Drugstores

Throughout the two-year initiative, CDC will provide training for staff in community pharmacies and retail clinics in 12 urban areas and 12 rural areas with high HIV prevalence or significant unmet HIV testing needs.