- 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.
- Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk Updated: Apr-29-16 2:19 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.
- CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist Updated: Apr-28-16 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
- First North Dakota resident tests positive for Zika virus Updated: Apr-28-16 10:49 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Health Department says a state resident has tested positive for the Zika virus - the first such case in the state.
- 14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California Updated: Apr-26-16 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular painkiller, and now the drug has turned up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Suicide problem acute in New Jersey Updated: Apr-24-16 11:09 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - For many years New Jersey had the lowest suicide rate of any state in the nation. But that distinction has ebbed recently, just as the nation's rate of suicide rose to the highest level in three decades, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites Updated: Apr-22-16 9:04 am
NEW YORK - Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm
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- Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US Updated: Apr-20-16 9:47 am
NEW YORK - Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
- Virginia lab approved by CDC to test for Zika virus Updated: Apr-19-16 10:49 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The commonwealth of Virginia will now be able to timely detect any potential Zika virus outbreaks.
- Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women Updated: Apr-18-16 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
- Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika Updated: Apr-14-16 3:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months.
- CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects Updated: Apr-13-16 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
- US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is Updated: Apr-11-16 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
- Louisiana steps up deer disease tests Updated: Apr-07-16 5:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is stepping up its program to test deer for a lethal, incurable brain disease that's been found in two neighboring states.
- CDC: Teens with sleep issues more often take dangerous risks Updated: Apr-07-16 1:28 pm
NEW YORK - High school students who get too little sleep- or too much - are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.