- At 'home' in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth Updated: Oct-07-15 8:38 am
CARABAYLLO, Peru - In the 1990s, Jim Yong Kim would climb the dusty streets and hillsides of this sprawling slum outside Peru's capital distributing expensive pharmaceutical drugs he'd brought hidden in his luggage to tuberculosis patients. Residents recall the Harvard-trained physician as a smiling do-gooder with basic Spanish and shoes permanently caked with dust.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison Updated: Oct-01-15 4:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday.
- Ohio bill would let schools, camps stock asthma inhalers Updated: Oct-01-15 6:45 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio bill would let schools and camps keep a supply of asthma inhalers not prescribed to specific patients in case of emergencies.
- District: Legionella bacteria found in school cooling towers Updated: Oct-01-15 3:55 am
SMITHTOWN, New York - A Long Island school district says that Legionella bacteria has been found in the cooling towers at two high schools.
- New NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 1, sickens 12 Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm
NEW YORK - A new Legionnaires' disease cluster discovered in the Bronx has killed one person and sickened 12 others just a month after the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, health officials said Wednesday.
- Study: Good gut bacteria may affect babies' risk of asthma Updated: Sep-30-15 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON - Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain "good" intestinal germs early in life may increase babies' risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300 children.
- 3 new Legionnaires' cases confirmed in new Bronx cluster Updated: Sep-29-15 7:46 pm
NEW YORK - New York City health officials say three more cases have been confirmed in a new cluster of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx.
- Pneumonia suspected in another bighorn sheep death Updated: Sep-29-15 2:34 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Wildlife officials suspect pneumonia killed another sheep in the Catalina Mountains.
- Country singer Bonnie Brown says she has lung cancer Updated: Sep-28-15 4:20 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Country singer Bonnie Brown of the sibling group The Browns, who are to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, says she has lung cancer.
- Durbin seeks federal probe of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Sep-22-15 1:24 pm
ST. LOUIS - The senior U.S. senator from Illinois is asking for a federal review of the state's response to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 residents and sickened dozens more at a Quincy veterans home.
- Bacterial pneumonia resurfaces in North Dakota bighorn sheep Updated: Sep-18-15 8:26 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Pneumonia that killed bighorn sheep in the North Dakota Badlands last year has resurfaced this summer.
- Seattle Aquarium trains otter to use inhaler for asthma Updated: Sep-18-15 12:14 am
SEATTLE - The Seattle Aquarium has diagnosed a sea otter with asthma and is training the animal to use an inhaler.
- NY deadline to check cooling towers after disease outbreak Updated: Sep-16-15 3:02 am
ALBANY, New York - New York health officials say the deadline has arrived for registering and inspecting cooling towers statewide under regulations that followed the recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in New York City.
- Veterans' home eases some restrictions after deadly bacteria Updated: Sep-11-15 5:05 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - The scent of chlorine permeates an Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Although a ban on showers has been lifted, hand-written signs still warn against drinking from fountains and stacked cases of bottled water line the hallways.