- Biden visiting Duke University to promote 'cancer moonshot' Updated: Feb-10-16 10:19 am
DURHAM, North Carolina - Vice President Joe Biden will visit Duke University to observe cancer research and discuss the White House's proposed $1 billion effort to accelerate progress on developing cures.
- Ken Watanabe battling cancer but promises fans he'll be back Updated: Feb-10-16 8:18 am
TOKYO - Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.
- Pregnant Australian woman tests positive for Zika virus Updated: Feb-10-16 7:23 am
SYDNEY - A pregnant woman in Australia has tested positive for the Zika virus after traveling overseas, health officials said Wednesday.
- China reports first case of imported Zika virus Updated: Feb-10-16 6:51 am
BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- US women's national soccer team to be briefed on Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 10:56 pm
The U.S. women's national soccer team was scheduled to be briefed Tuesday night on the developing Zika virus crisis in Latin America, a day before the start of the CONCACAF Olympic qualification tournament in Texas.
- Latest: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision Updated: Feb-09-16 7:17 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
- Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-09-16 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a Republican suggestion to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it.
- 2 female Pennsylvania residents test positive for Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 6:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Two female Pennsylvania residents tested positive for the Zika virus, however they are mild cases and the public is not as risk, Pennsylvania health authorities said on Tuesday.
- Health officials confirm first Zika virus case in Tennessee Updated: Feb-09-16 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Health Department officials say they have a confirmed case of the Zika virus in Tennessee, the first recorded case in the state.
- The Latest: Ohio has 2 Zika virus cases in visitors to Haiti Updated: Feb-09-16 6:12 pm
CLEVELAND - The Latest on Zika virus cases reported in Ohio (all times local):
- FDA panel backs lower-cost version of J&J's top-selling drug Updated: Feb-09-16 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers on Tuesday endorsed a lower-cost version of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster Remicade, a pricey biotech medicine used to treat a number of inflammatory diseases.
- Delaware officials report case of Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 5:47 pm
DOVER, Delaware - State public health officials say the mosquito-borne Zika virus has turned up in Delaware.
- Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
- CDC sends Florida 950 kits to test for Zika virus antibodies Updated: Feb-09-16 4:39 pm
SARASOTA, Florida - Federal health officials have sent the state of Florida an additional 950 kits to test for viral antibodies in people who have shown Zika symptoms after traveling to affected countries.
- Falcons owner Blank to have surgery for prostate cancer Updated: Feb-09-16 4:18 pm
ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is planning surgery for what he says is a treatable form of prostate cancer.
- Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season Updated: Feb-09-16 4:01 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Health officials in suburban Detroit say a child who died of influenza is the state's first pediatric flu death of the season.
- Indiana health officials report 1st case of Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 3:28 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's first case of Zika virus was found in a person who recently traveled to Haiti, state health officials said Tuesday.
- Court upholds tax evasion convictions of Atkins diet doctor Updated: Feb-09-16 3:06 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of a Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution."
- VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates Updated: Feb-09-16 1:37 pm
CHICAGO - Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia, according to a study on death rates and readmissions.
- Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott Updated: Feb-09-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.
- Handmade coloring books for adults helps cancer patients Updated: Feb-09-16 8:14 am
GOSHEN, Indiana - It started as a doodle.
- Autistic man charged with stabbing mom held without bail Updated: Feb-09-16 8:12 am
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - A 21-year-old autistic and developmentally disabled man charged with stabbing his mother has been ordered held without bail by a judge, despite pleas from his mother that he be freed and charges dropped.
- Kentucky officials urge residents to get flu vaccine Updated: Feb-09-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State health officials are urging residents in Kentucky to get the flu vaccine now if they haven't already had it.
- Hospital accepts patients again after 18 cases of illness Updated: Feb-09-16 2:56 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - A suburban Kansas City hospital has resumed taking new patients after it reported 18 cases of gastrointestinal illness with at least one of them preliminarily identified as norovirus.