- The Latest: Sister elated after 'Grim Sleeper' verdicts Updated: May-05-16 5:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the verdicts in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings (all times local):
- FDA will require e-cigarettes and contents to be reviewed Updated: May-05-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal government announced sweeping new rules Thursday for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer protection for consumers and upend a multibillion dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.
- 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.
- Study: Tree disease might be unstoppable in California Updated: May-05-16 2:21 pm
DAVIS, California - An epidemic of the tree disease "sudden oak death" has surged beyond control in California, a new study shows.
- 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.
- House bill would curb new regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars Updated: May-05-16 10:31 am
WASHINGTON - Vape away.
- Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age Updated: May-05-16 2:12 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November.
- 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.
- Blue Bell recalls Cookies 'n Cream mislabeled Rocky Road Updated: May-04-16 5:01 pm
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell Creameries is recalling select lots of Rocky Road pint packages mistakenly filled with Cookies n' Cream ice cream at its flagship Brenham plant.
- Prince's death: The view from front lines of drug epidemic Updated: May-04-16 9:56 am
NEW YORK - On the front lines of America's fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose.
- Pasco company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria Updated: May-03-16 8:59 pm
SEATTLE - A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.
- Carbon monoxide likely killed boy, seriously injured sister Updated: May-03-16 6:32 pm
LINDEN, New Jersey - Carbon monoxide poisoning apparently caused the death of a 9-year-old boy and seriously injured his 10-year-old sister who were both found unresponsive Tuesday morning, authorities in New Jersey said.
- Wisconsin health officials defend outbreak investigation Updated: May-03-16 5:48 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin health officials are defending their investigation of a blood infection discovered in the state.
- Officials say chickenpox reported at Buncombe County academy Updated: May-03-16 4:28 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - School officials in Buncombe County are notifying parents after five cases of chickenpox were reported at a local academy.
- Health officials put 4 under home quarantine for measles Updated: May-03-16 1:18 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi officials are monitoring four residents exposed to measles in Tennessee.
- Tests show child with Elizabethkingia has different strain Updated: May-03-16 10:56 am
MILWAUKEE - Children's Hospital of Wisconsin says lab tests show that a child diagnosed with Elizabethkingia (ee-LIZ'-ah-beth-KING'-ee-ah) is not connected to the strain that has caused an outbreak of the bloodstream infection in Wisconsin.
- Dirty birds cause Salmonella outbreak in Michigan Updated: May-02-16 8:05 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan health officials warn of a rising number of salmonella cases.
- Senegal, US sign defense cooperation agreement Updated: May-02-16 7:34 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - The United States and Senegal signed an agreement Monday to ease access for U.S. troops should they need to deploy to the West African nation in the case of a humanitarian or security crisis.
- WVU Coliseum reopens 3 days after asbestos found Updated: May-02-16 5:45 pm
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia University's basketball arena has reopened three days after asbestos was detected in materials that were exposed during construction activities.
- Zika researchers hold conference in Atlanta amid outbreak Updated: May-02-16 5:07 pm
ATLANTA - While Zika may be on the minds of researchers right now, little is known about what viruses could be on the horizon, making it a challenge to identify epidemics before they spread around the globe, a top researcher said Monday.
- Indiana extends public health emergency in Scott County Updated: May-02-16 4:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana has extended for another year the public health emergency declaration in the rural county at the center of an HIV outbreak that spurred a state law allowing needle-exchange programs.
- Bird flu quarantine lifted at last of 10 Indiana farms Updated: May-02-16 4:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The last remaining quarantine imposed last winter on southwestern Indiana poultry farms swept by a bird flu outbreak has been lifted, a step officials hope prompts nations that banned poultry imports from the state or entire U.S. to end those sanctions.
- FDA effort aims to curb smoking in LGBT community Updated: May-02-16 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration's latest anti-smoking campaign takes aim at young adults in the LGBT community, who officials say are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as their peers.
- Michigan didn't issue fines in many asbestos violations Updated: May-01-16 1:21 pm
DETROIT - Michigan's state worker safety agency didn't issue fines in the majority of asbestos abatement cases where it found serious violations during the past seven years, and not one company was fined the maximum $7,000, a newspaper reports.
- Court: OK to deny benefits to worker who objected to vaccine Updated: May-01-16 12:25 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - A hospital can deny unemployment benefits to a former employee who objected to receiving a flu vaccine, according to a recent ruling from the Kansas Court of Appeals.