- Man charged in Michigan probe of contaminated food Updated: May-05-16 8:52 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A Michigan man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.
- Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico Updated: May-05-16 7:53 pm
- Cayman Islands to deploy genetically modified mosquitoes Updated: May-05-16 6:32 pm
MIAMI - British biotech company Oxitec and the Cayman Islands government announced plans Thursday to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the fight against a species that spreads Zika and other diseases.
- Boil water order for visitor center in Oklahoma refuge Updated: May-05-16 6:31 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - A boil water order has been issued for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in southwestern Oklahoma.
- Questions arise about California doctor's response to Prince Updated: May-05-16 6:26 pm
Was a California doctor acting legally when he sent his son to Prince's home with a drug often used to treat people addicted to opiates such as prescription painkillers?
- Medivation: No to Sanofi's renewed press to take $9.3B offer Updated: May-05-16 4:56 pm
Medivation again rejected Sanofi's bid to acquire the biologic drugmaker for $9.3 billion, saying Thursday that it "substantially undervalues" Medivation and its prospects.
- Study strengthens suspected link between Zika and paralysis Updated: May-05-16 4:51 pm
NEW YORK - A study in Brazil found nearly 90 percent of people with a rare paralyzing condition said they had symptoms of Zika earlier - contributing to mounting evidence that Zika may be a cause.
- Panama reports 4 cases of Zika-related microcephaly Updated: May-05-16 4:12 pm
PANAMA CITY - Health authorities in Panama said Thursday that they have identified four cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus.
- To track Zika, Florida is setting more mosquito traps Updated: May-05-16 3:51 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida agriculture officials are distributing mosquito traps to areas that lack surveillance for the species that carries the Zika virus.
- 3 died in hospital outbreak possibly caused by scopes Updated: May-05-16 2:01 pm
PASADENA, California - At least three patients died last year at a Southern California hospital in a bacterial outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newspaper report Thursday.
- Merck beats 1Q profit views with tight cost controls Updated: May-05-16 1:25 pm
Merck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as reduced spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower medicine sales outside the U.S.
- Board OKs addiction recovery center to open in Concord Updated: May-05-16 11:05 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An addiction recovery center has been approved to open in Concord.
- Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man's death Updated: May-05-16 8:24 am
BEIJING - China's government health care regulator on Thursday ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received expensive but ineffective treatments for a rare form of cancer.
- 11 of 30 Kewaunee County wells tested are contaminated Updated: May-05-16 7:22 am
KEWAUNEE, Wisconsin - State officials say 11 of 30 wells tested in northeastern Wisconsin are contaminated with salmonella or rotavirus.
- Woman battling breast cancer wins second big lottery prize Updated: May-05-16 7:18 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Officials with the North Carolina Education Lottery say a woman battling breast cancer is celebrating her second big lottery win this year.
- The Latest: Doctor called to help Prince is pain specialist Updated: May-05-16 12:36 am
MILL VALLEY, California - The Latest on Dr. Howard Kornfeld, an addiction and pain specialist, who was asked to help Prince before his death (all times local):
- Sangamon County reports increase in syphilis cases Updated: May-04-16 10:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Sangamon County health officials are reporting an increase in syphilis cases.
- Australia's Marc Leishman out of Rio Olympics consideration Updated: May-04-16 10:07 pm
Marc Leishman won't be playing golf for Australia at the Rio Olympics in August, citing concerns over the health of his family because of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor Updated: May-04-16 9:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance to reassure them. But privately, the superstar was in crisis, seeking help from a prominent addiction expert that ultimately came too late.
- Oklahoma governor signs autism insurance measure, 6 others Updated: May-04-16 6:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed seven pieces of legislation into law, including a bill that requires health insurers to cover the treatment of children with autism.
- Manchester opens firehouse doors to drug addicts Updated: May-04-16 3:14 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's biggest city is opening its firehouse doors to drug addicts in a program that allows them to seek treatment in an effort to avert overdoses.
- Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm Updated: May-04-16 2:37 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A southwestern Missouri turkey farm where bird flu was found remains quarantined after 39,000 of its birds were destroyed last week as a precaution, agricultural officials said Wednesday.
- Health officials report first Zika virus case in King County Updated: May-04-16 2:02 pm
SEATTLE - Health officials have confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in King County. It's the third case of Zika in Washington state.
- Florida Gov: Prepare for Zika virus like it's a hurricane Updated: May-04-16 1:42 pm
TALLAHASSE, Florida - Florida's governor says the U.S. government needs to prepare for the Zika virus like it's a hurricane.
- Virginia man admits faking cancer scheme Updated: May-04-16 10:29 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - A Virginia man has admitted to a phony cancer scheme involving The Greenbrier resort.