- Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug Updated: May-26-16 7:03 pm
NEW YORK - For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday.
- CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding Updated: May-26-16 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus.
- Researchers slowly homing in on risk of Zika birth defect Updated: May-25-16 5:15 pm
NEW YORK - As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with these defects?
- Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast Updated: May-24-16 4:24 pm
NEW YORK - The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
- Healey, other AGs ask Congress to fund gun violence research Updated: May-24-16 2:08 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging Congress to fund research into gun violence.
- CDC: Violation found in 80 percent of pool inspections Updated: May-20-16 4:35 pm
ATLANTA - A government survey has found at least one violation in nearly 80 percent of public pool and hot tub inspections from 2013 in five states.
- Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method Updated: May-20-16 1:15 pm
NEW YORK - The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.
- Frozen food recall covers hundreds of items from many stores Updated: May-20-16 11:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Amid a massive frozen foods recall involving millions of packages of fruits and vegetables that were shipped to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico, authorities who want to stem the listeria-linked illnesses and deaths worry it'll be difficult to get consumers to dig through their freezers and check for products they may have bought as far back as 2014.
- Director of Maine CDC leaving for private sector job Updated: May-11-16 11:13 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - The director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is leaving his post for a private sector job.
- Urine test could simplify Zika virus detection Updated: May-10-16 1:51 pm
NEW YORK - A urine-based test for Zika virus infection has shown to be more effective than the common blood-based one for many patients, a development that could make testing for the infection easier.
- Cruise continues despite suspected norovirus outbreak Updated: May-09-16 1:42 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - A British cruise line says one of its ships is sailing to Canada as planned despite evidence of a possible norovirus outbreak following a visit to the United States.
- Correction: Zika-Guillain-Barre story Updated: May-09-16 12:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a story May 5 about the suspected connection between Zika and a rare condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome, The Associated Press erroneously switched the words "Zika" and "GBS" in a quote from Harvard researcher Dr. Farrah Mateen. Mateen actually said, "The evidence is certainly mounting that Zika is a trigger for GBS."
- Passengers on cruise ship docked in Maine may have norovirus Updated: May-09-16 9:36 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Federal health officials said passengers aboard the first cruise ship to dock in Portland, Maine, this season may have norovirus.
- Oregon family deals with mysteries of microcephaly Updated: May-07-16 11:45 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The technician was unusually quiet as she traced the ultrasound wand over Amy Ottaway's big belly.
- Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns Updated: May-06-16 7:03 pm
NEW YORK - Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with the two games instead shifted to Miami this month.
- All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball Updated: May-06-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do about it. It's not just pregnant women who are worried - now it's touched baseball.
- Pregnant Connecticut woman diagnosed with Zika virus Updated: May-03-16 5:16 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut woman who traveled to Central America and became pregnant while there has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, the state Department of Public Health announced Tuesday.
- CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy Updated: May-03-16 1:16 pm
NEW YORK - Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.
- Cruise ship stomach bug: CDC investigates after 97 fall sick Updated: May-02-16 2:50 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - The CDC is investigating an outbreak of a stomach bug aboard the Disney Wonder cruise ship last week.
- Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise Updated: May-02-16 8:22 am
CHICAGO - Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
- Zika-bearing mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that southern mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer, but state experts don't expect them to be a major carrier of the Zika virus.