- New smoking policy at city parks coming to Devils Lake Updated: Aug-02-15 10:26 am
DEVILS LAKE, North Dakota - Devils Lake will have a new smoking policy at city parks in a few weeks.
- Hospital: Patient has chicken pox, poses no health risk Updated: Aug-02-15 12:13 am
DANVILLE, Kentucky - A Kentucky hospital locked down its emergency room for nine hours Saturday, after a patient arrived covered with sores and doctors feared a potential threat to the public's health.
- NYC health official expects more Legionnaires' disease cases Updated: Aug-01-15 9:47 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed four and sickened dozens.
- CDC's top modeler makes estimates and courts controversy Updated: Aug-01-15 12:37 pm
ATLANTA - Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention.
- Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows Updated: Jul-31-15 7:33 pm
SEATTLE - The state Department of Health says the number of Salmonella cases that may be tied to pork products has grown in Washington, with at least 90 people reported to have gotten sick.
- Pet owners warned of spreading canine virus in Providence Updated: Jul-31-15 4:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence officials are warning dog owners that canine parvovirus is spreading around the city.
- Tenants say federally subsidized apartments making them sick Updated: Jul-31-15 12:09 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Residents of federally subsidized apartments in Memphis say mold and other contaminants are making them sick.
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility Updated: Jul-30-15 10:04 pm
DENVER - Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride - if any - to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April.
- Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot Updated: Jul-30-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight.
- Port Angeles decides not to put fluoride question on ballot Updated: Jul-30-15 8:05 am
PORT ANGELES, Washington - The Port Angeles City Council has decided against asking voters in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system.
- Alabama reaches $500,000 settlement in pharmaceutical probe Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says the state has reached a settlement in an investigation into allegations that a subsidiary of a pharmaceutical company improperly recalled over-the-counter drugs.
- Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders Updated: Jul-29-15 2:07 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine.
- Better economy has smokers buying more Marlboros Updated: Jul-29-15 12:31 pm
NEW YORK - A better economy is helping sell more Marlboros and Camels, even as prices climb. That brought higher profits for their makers in the second quarter.
- Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning Updated: Jul-29-15 7:16 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.
- Asbestos to be removed from Metro cars; public not at risk Updated: Jul-29-15 4:32 am
WASHINGTON - Officials say hundreds of soon-to-be-retired rail cars in Washington's Metro system contain small amounts of asbestos, but passengers are not at risk.
- Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury Updated: Jul-29-15 3:53 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.
- Vaccine law opponents cleared to start recall of senator Updated: Jul-28-15 5:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Opponents of California's new vaccine law have been cleared to begin collecting signatures to recall the legislation's author.
- US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu Updated: Jul-28-15 4:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
- Central Indiana county launching needle-exchange next week Updated: Jul-28-15 2:10 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A central Indiana county that won state approval last month to run a needle-exchange program will launch its push next week to combat the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.
- Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast Updated: Jul-28-15 1:38 pm
Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition hurting former big sellers.
- Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois Updated: Jul-28-15 12:20 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- South Korea sees end of MERS threat after outbreak killed 36 Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Tuesday it is now virtually free of the deadly MERS virus that killed 36 people and sickened nearly 200 since an outbreak was declared in May.
- Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students Updated: Jul-28-15 4:08 am
MARION, Illinois - Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.
- FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields Updated: Jul-27-15 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.