- Official says North Texas epicenter of rose rosette disease Updated: Jul-20-15 7:40 am
FORT WORTH, Texas - Officials say thousands of rosebushes in North Texas have been affected by a disease that leaves them with puckered leaves, deformed buds and thorn-covered stems.
- Southern Indiana county might seek needle-exchange program Updated: Jul-18-15 5:31 pm
JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana - Local officials are considering whether to seek state approval for a needle-exchange program in a southern Indiana county neighboring the one at the center of HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users.
- Report: Kentucky drug overdose deaths rose in 2014 Updated: Jul-15-15 4:28 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - An infant and an 80-year-old person were among the victims of Kentucky's drug overdose epidemic last year as the state saw its overall death toll jump 7 percent while deaths attributed to heroin remained at historic levels.
- Health officials report sharp rise in heroin use in Alaska Updated: Jul-15-15 7:46 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Health officials say the state is seeing an increase in heroin-related deaths as use of the drug expands among Alaskans.
- Ebola-hit countries get pledges of $3.4 billion to rebuild Updated: Jul-10-15 7:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - International donors pledged $3.4 billion Friday to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the Ebola epidemic which has killed over 11,000 people and devastated the three West African nations. The amount is more than the $3.2 billion their presidents sought.
- New York implementing plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2020 Updated: Jul-08-15 12:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state is putting its plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 into action.
- Indiana county could become 3rd to seek needle-exchange Updated: Jul-05-15 1:16 pm
RICHMOND, Indiana - An eastern Indiana county that's facing a surge in hepatitis cases tied to needle-sharing among intravenous drug users could soon become the state's third county to request approval for a needle-exchange program under a new state law spurred by an HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana.
- Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy Updated: Jul-01-15 3:45 pm
WASHINGTON - One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Now new research offers a clue to what happened.