- E. coli tied to Costco more dangerous than Chipotle outbreak Updated: Nov-25-15 11:27 am
SEATTLE - The strain of E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad that sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent outbreak that closed some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest.
- AP Interview: Coke exec on 'adversarial' ties with critics Updated: Nov-25-15 11:08 am
NEW YORK - Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks.
- Hassan: More die from drug overdoses than car crashes Updated: Nov-24-15 2:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Drug overdoses have become the second most common cause of death in New Hampshire and could move into the top spot soon, Gov. Maggie Hassan told lawmakers Tuesday as they began tackling the state's substance abuse crisis.
- Police probe carbon monoxide poisoning in deaths of 2 NY men Updated: Nov-23-15 5:15 pm
RYE BROOK, New York - Authorities are investigating the deaths of two men in suburban New York as possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Editorials from around Oregon Updated: Nov-23-15 12:34 pm
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers.
- Officials warn restaurants about health inspection scam Updated: Nov-23-15 12:01 pm
PONTIAC, Michigan - Suburban Detroit officials are offering a warning to restaurant managers about a health inspection scam.
- Chipotle bounces back after end-of-week sell-off Updated: Nov-23-15 11:39 am
NEW YORK - Chipotle rebounded from a heavy sell-off in shares to end last week after it was discovered that the E. coli outbreak connected to restaurant chain had spread from the Pacific Northwest to a number of other states.
- Chickenpox outbreak keeps over 35 students out of school Updated: Nov-23-15 3:45 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - More than 35 unimmunized students at two Traverse City elementary schools will be kept out of the classroom for three weeks after a chickenpox outbreak.
- Hawaii County tries to cut down on mosquito breeding grounds Updated: Nov-22-15 3:08 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Disused tires collect water and give mosquitoes a breeding ground, which Hawaii County is trying to reduce amid a dengue fever outbreak by offering free recycling.
- Cleveland mayor says public health officials failed in jobs Updated: Nov-21-15 12:46 pm
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland mayor says the city's top two public health officials failed to address residents' health concerns as they struggled to do their jobs.
- Amid move to end Montana cleanup, some asbestos left behind Updated: Nov-21-15 12:01 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials say their final analysis of a Montana community wracked by a deadly asbestos contamination shows a costly and much-criticized cleanup is working, even though some 700 properties have yet to be investigated and concerns linger over asbestos left behind.
- CDC: Don't let dengue outbreak change Hawaii travel plans Updated: Nov-20-15 8:56 pm
HONOLULU - The growing dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii's Big Island isn't a reason to cancel vacation plans to the Aloha State, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
- E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states Updated: Nov-20-15 7:29 pm
NEW YORK - An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.
- Mullen to leave Connecticut public health commissioner job Updated: Nov-20-15 5:03 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen says she's leaving for a job at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Health officials pleased with state's HPV vaccination rate Updated: Nov-20-15 12:32 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Health Department officials say nearly three-quarters of all Rhode Island seventh grade students received the state-mandated HPV vaccine by the beginning of this school year.
- Cities to vote on raising age to buy tobacco products to 21 Updated: Nov-19-15 9:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Officials in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, have approved ordinances raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products and alternative nicotine items to 21.
- Flu spray in short supply at Minnesota hospitals, clinics Updated: Nov-19-15 2:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials say the nasal spray that fights the flu is in short supply at Minnesota hospitals and clinics.
- Carson City approves terminal inspection for mold, asbestos Updated: Nov-19-15 12:27 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Carson City's Airport Authority has approved an inspection for mold and asbestos at an airport terminal.
- 5 years after smoking ban approved, opinions still mixed Updated: Nov-19-15 10:15 am
DEADWOOD, South Dakota - Five years after South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and casinos, the issue remains divisive, with proponents lauding the improved health of state residents, and detractors claiming the ban led to a business decline from which they've never recovered.
- UN spotlights 2.4 billion people without adequate sanitation Updated: Nov-19-15 12:03 am
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is using World Toilet Day on Thursday to spotlight one of the least talked about and most important contributors to disease and malnutrition: poor sanitation and hygiene that affect about a third of the world's population.
- UN Ebola chief says priority now is helping 15,000 survivors Updated: Nov-18-15 8:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations Ebola chief said Wednesday his top priority now that the deadly Ebola epidemic appears to be nearing an end is helping more than 15,000 survivors who need medical and psychological support.
- Missionaries head back to West Africa after Ebola outbreak Updated: Nov-10-15 9:41 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Missionaries from The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints will return to Liberia now that the West African country has been declared free of Ebola.
- Motel owners to pay more than $500K to settle vermin suit Updated: Nov-10-15 8:31 am
BAKERSFIELD, California - The owners of a Bakersfield motel will pay more than a half-million dollars after it was forced to shut down because of roaches, bed bugs, mice and other health problems.
- Oregon health department to launch campaign to curb syphilis Updated: Nov-09-15 1:53 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon health department is launching a campaign in hopes of stemming the spread of syphilis in the state.
- Health workers to retest those close to HIV outbreak Updated: Nov-09-15 4:02 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials will retest nearly 300 "high-risk" people close to those who have tested positive in the southeastern Indiana HIV outbreak.