- Another Utah couple sues after cucumbers make daughter sick Updated: Oct-06-15 1:45 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Another Utah family is suing a California produce distributor after an 8-year-old girl was hospitalized with salmonella from contaminated cucumbers.
- Health concerns abound in aftermath of flooding Updated: Oct-06-15 1:43 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Many areas in South Carolina's capital city - a metropolitan area home to more than 800,000 - have been covered by record amounts of water this week in historic flooding. The rain subsided, but as families returned to their homes to assess damage, officials warned them about health-related problems, too.
- Mexico City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park Updated: Oct-06-15 1:41 pm
MEXICO CITY - A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning.
- Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing Updated: Oct-06-15 1:05 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that it no longer will provide free testing for sexually transmitted diseases at state labs.
- Nut factory fire triggers allergy warning Updated: Oct-06-15 12:54 pm
BALTIMORE - Authorities are warning people with nut allergies to be cautious after a fire broke out in a Baltimore nut factory.
- Trial for former inmate's lawsuit over cancer begins Updated: Oct-06-15 11:51 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A former Yellowstone County jail inmate is asking for $3 million from the county, saying his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat.
- State Sen. Tolleson retires after Alzheimer's diagnosis Updated: Oct-06-15 10:53 am
ATLANTA - Lawmaker Ross Tolleson says he will retire from the state senate after being diagnosed with early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
- Allen County takes 1st step toward needle-exchange program Updated: Oct-06-15 10:06 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Officials in northeastern Indiana's Allen County have taken a first step toward creating a needle exchange to combat the county's growing hepatitis C cases.
- 4 renal patients die in Singapore hospital from hepatitis C Updated: Oct-06-15 5:06 am
SINGAPORE - A top public hospital in Singapore said Tuesday that four of its patients died after a new renal ward was hit by an outbreak of hepatitis C, likely from intravenous treatment.
- China wins long-sought Nobel Prize in one of the sciences Updated: Oct-06-15 5:05 am
BEIJING - For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in science. Now, a little-known researcher who helped develop a malaria medicine in a secret military project to assist Vietnam in its war against the U.S. has finally won Beijing that honor.
- General Mills recalling 1.8M Cheerios boxes on allergy risk Updated: Oct-05-15 5:23 pm
NEW YORK - General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat.
- Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants Updated: Oct-05-15 2:09 pm
Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received - they don't always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.
- 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs Updated: Oct-05-15 1:47 pm
STOCKHOLM - The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
- Head of New Jersey cancer society killed by falling tree Updated: Oct-05-15 11:41 am
COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - The executive director of New Jersey's chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was killed Saturday afternoon when a tree fell on her vehicle during a storm.
- The Latest: Discovery on golf course inspired Nobel winner Updated: Oct-05-15 8:47 am
STOCKHOLM - Latest developments in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (all times local):
- Health commissioner urges Indiana residents to get flu shots Updated: Oct-05-15 8:27 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials are urging Indiana residents to get their flu vaccinations, saying it prevents many from becoming ill.
- Jury convicts man of poisoning 9 cats in West Salem Updated: Oct-03-15 3:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A jury in Polk County has convicted a man of poisoning cats with antifreeze in West Salem.
- 4th grader helps bus driver during asthma attack Updated: Oct-03-15 2:50 pm
MOUNT PLEASANT, Wisconsin - A Racine-area school bus driver says a fourth-grade student saved her life when she had an asthma attack while driving the bus.
- Helping hard-of-hearing students in Dubuque Updated: Oct-03-15 10:43 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Drayden Ayers glanced toward his educational interpreter for a moment.
- Ann Romney kicks off tour to promote book about MS Updated: Oct-03-15 10:31 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Ann Romney is going on a national tour to promote her book about living with multiple sclerosis.
- Panhandle Science Cafe topic: Ebola care Updated: Oct-03-15 5:05 am
GERING, Nebraska - Ebola care will be the topic at the Panhandle Science Cafe in Gering later this month.
- Health officials in Lake County encourage flu shots Updated: Oct-03-15 4:01 am
WAUKEGAN, Illinois - The health department in Lake County is urging residents to get their annual flu shots.
- DNR tracks fish kill to dumped egg farm disinfectant Updated: Oct-02-15 5:12 pm
SPENCER, Iowa - State environmental officials say an egg farm in northwest Iowa dumped egg washing liquid onto a cornfield and it flowed into a creek killing 160,000 fish over 18 miles.
- Norovirus outbreak affects hundreds of Nevada kids, teachers Updated: Oct-02-15 5:09 pm
RENO, Nevada - A norovirus outbreak in 11 northern Nevada schools has sickened hundreds of young children and some teachers, officials said.
- FDA expands Merck drug's approval to treat lung cancer Updated: Oct-02-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials on Friday expanded approval of an innovative Merck drug to treat patients with an advanced form of the most common lung cancer.