- UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response Updated: May-25-16 6:58 pm
GENEVA - Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency.
- Arizona health officials form Zika virus defense plan Updated: May-25-16 6:03 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona health officials say they hope to prevent the Zika virus from spreading in the state by taking steps to identify travelers who bring the mosquito-borne disease home with them.
- Appeals court affirms 45-year sentence for cancer doctor Updated: May-25-16 5:48 pm
DETROIT - An appeals court has affirmed the 45-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area cancer doctor who put hundreds of patients through needless treatments.
- 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?
- Federal lead paint cleanup in Maine could stretch into July Updated: May-25-16 4:12 pm
The federal Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday that its effort to clean up lead paint in the Lewiston-Auburn area of Maine could stretch into July.
- New York launches ad blitz to highlight risks of Zika Virus Updated: May-25-16 1:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - Just in time for mosquito season, the state is launching an ad blitz to remind New Yorkers about the dangers of the Zika Virus.
- FDA delay raises slim hope for muscular dystrophy drug Updated: May-25-16 12:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine.
- Taiwan minister hopes to work with China on health issues Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
GENEVA - Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an interview Wednesday.
- Tragically Hip to begin tour in July despite singer's cancer Updated: May-25-16 10:04 am
TORONTO - The Tragically Hip will play 11 Canadian shows this summer as part of a tour that's going ahead despite lead singer Gord Downie's incurable brain cancer.
- PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots Updated: May-25-16 9:32 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSU said its mascot was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
- State says local governments must take lead in fighting Zika Updated: May-25-16 7:18 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State health officials say that it's up to local governments to take the lead in battling mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus.
- 'She's pretty fearless' Updated: May-25-16 2:02 am
POWELL, Wyoming - Soon after Krysta Hubbard started at Westside last year, she climbed to the very top of the playground equipment - alarming her teachers, who knew she couldn't see.
- Arkansas beach closed due to high E. coli levels Updated: May-25-16 1:58 am
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas - Officials say a swim beach in Mountain Home will remain closed indefinitely due to concerns about E. coli levels.
- The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer Updated: May-24-16 10:29 pm
EL CAJON, California - Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America - the pinnacle of human strength and endurance.
- Drag racing legend Muldowney having cancerous lung removed Updated: May-24-16 9:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Drag racing legend Shirley Muldowney is having surgery to remove a cancerous lung.
- Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS Updated: May-24-16 8:16 pm
Craig Sager keeps a copy of Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPYS speech on his phone. He would play it back sometimes during those long days in the hospital receiving treatment for leukemia.
- Lawyer: 48-year fugitive hospitalized for kidney failure Updated: May-24-16 8:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized.
- New laws aim to help Arizona curb overdose abuse, deaths Updated: May-24-16 7:41 pm
PHOENIX - As prescription pain relievers increasingly fuel addictions around the country, Arizona is moving to curb the sale of unnecessary prescription drugs and reduce the number of overdose-related deaths.
- Biden to host national cancer research summit in Washington Updated: May-24-16 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
- Medals or mosquitoes? Zika still talk of Olympic golf Updated: May-24-16 6:09 pm
Olympic qualifying for golf ends in seven weeks, at which time players will have to determine if medals outweigh mosquitoes.
- Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - James Conner's spring - much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd- included a phone call that changed his life.
- Born deaf, 11-year-old is among nation's top spellers Updated: May-24-16 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON - Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely.
- Judge tosses Rite Aid complaint in HIV drug disclosure suit Updated: May-24-16 5:37 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A judge says Rite Aid cannot blame a man who learned of his son's HIV infection when the pharmacy told him about his son's prescriptions.
- Kinsler scratched from Detroit lineup with flu-like symptoms Updated: May-24-16 5:33 pm
DETROIT - Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms.
- House GOP invokes Zika to pass bill relaxing pesticide rules Updated: May-24-16 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Republicans controlling the House are invoking the threat of the Zika virus in passing a bill to exempt pesticide spraying from Clean Water Act permitting requirements.