- Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch Updated: Jun-24-16 10:12 pm
DETROIT - Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to a report released Friday by U.S. disease experts.
- Whitewater center suspends activities after amoeba detected Updated: Jun-24-16 7:36 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - The U.S. National Whitewater Center announced Friday that it has temporarily suspended its operations after water samples turned up the amoeba believed to have caused the death of an Ohio teenager.
- Jury acquits CDC official of child molestation charges Updated: Jun-23-16 5:18 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - A jury has acquitted an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who had been accused of sexual acts involving a 6-year-old boy.
- Ouch! Flu spray fails again, panel urges shot instead Updated: Jun-22-16 7:27 pm
NEW YORK - The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients.
- Experts: Some mosquito controls ineffective against Zika Updated: Jun-20-16 11:03 am
DECATUR, Alabama - Fogger trucks that ply many neighborhoods with mosquito-killing pesticides in the evenings likely do little to control the possible carriers of the Zika virus, according to an Auburn University researcher and a state health official.
- Nearly 2 million concussions in kids' sports, play yearly? Updated: Jun-20-16 12:21 am
CHICAGO - Nearly 2 million concussions from sports or play activities occur in U.S. children and teens each year and many receive no treatment, according to a new study.
- CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects Updated: Jun-17-16 1:07 pm
NEW YORK - Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there, a top U.S. health official said Friday.
- CDC: 3 babies with Zika-linked birth defects born in US Updated: Jun-16-16 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcomes for pregnant women infected with the virus.
- US plan for Zika includes special CDC teams to help states Updated: Jun-14-16 5:02 pm
NEW YORK - Health officials have put together a plan to combat Zika that includes a special team of experts that can be dispatched to states if the virus spreads in the U.S.
- Botulism traced to prison hooch sickens federal inmates Updated: Jun-13-16 8:14 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - One of the largest American botulism outbreaks in decades is being blamed on inmate-brewed alcohol that sent 17 federal prisoners to hospitals in the past week.
- CDC director visits Puerto Rico amid Zika outbreak Updated: Jun-10-16 2:19 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Puerto Rico to discuss the U.S. territory's response to an outbreak of the Zika virus.
- WHO says delaying pregnancy option for women in Zika areas Updated: Jun-09-16 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The World Health Organization says women who live in areas where Zika is spreading should consider delaying pregnancy, since there's no other sure way to avoid the virus' devastating birth defects.
- CDC director: Funding delay hurts fight against Zika Updated: Jun-09-16 4:08 pm
ATLANTA - Epidemics can spread in days and weeks and the sooner that Congress acts on Zika funding the better, a top U.S health official said on Thursday.
- Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex Updated: Jun-09-16 2:26 pm
NEW YORK - The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren't smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors.
- Allina notifies patients of possible TB exposure Updated: Jun-07-16 8:01 am
MINNEAPOLIS - Allina Health has notified about 140 patients at two of its Twin Cities hospitals that they may have been exposed to tuberculosis.
- 'Deaths of despair' drag life expectancy lower for whites Updated: Jun-03-16 12:55 pm
NEW YORK - Rising drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, and disease from chronic alcoholism - labeled "deaths of despair" by one expert - are cutting the lives of white Americans short by nearly a half a year on average.
- Puerto Rico's tourist industry feels economic sting of Zika Updated: May-31-16 9:48 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - It was the wedding of one of her best friends, and Natalie Kao was going to be a bridesmaid in a fun, tropical setting on a small island just off the east coast of Puerto Rico. But the prevalence of the Zika virus across the U.S. territory gave her pause.