- Ohio cancels poultry shows at fairs amid bird flu outbreak Updated: Jun-02-15 1:28 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio - All poultry shows at the Ohio State Fair and county fairs across the state have been canceled this year because of the threat of a deadly bird flu virus, the state's agriculture department announced Tuesday.
- Blue Bell OKs deal on listeria with Alabama health officials Updated: Jun-02-15 12:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Blue Bell Creameries says it has entered a voluntary agreement with the Alabama Department of Public Health that includes requiring the company to inform the state whenever there is a positive test result for listeria in its products or ingredients.
- Long Beach restaurant shuts down due to norovirus outbreak Updated: Jun-02-15 9:35 am
LOS ANGELES - Authorities say a norovirus outbreak caused an upscale Long Beach restaurant to temporarily shut down.
- Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics Updated: Jun-02-15 6:07 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
- UN official says Ebola will end in Sierra Leone in weeks Updated: Jun-01-15 7:29 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations' Ebola chief says he believes it's only a matter of weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone ends.
- 55 staying at homeless shelter get suspected food poisoning Updated: Jun-01-15 2:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More than 50 people staying at a Salt Lake City homeless shelter were taken to hospitals after falling ill with suspected food poisoning, but all except one patient have recovered, officials said Monday.
- In a nation of smokers, Beijing bans lighting up indoors Updated: Jun-01-15 6:04 am
BEIJING - China's capital began imposing the country's toughest ban on smoking in public places Monday in hopes of stemming a looming health crisis in a society where smoking remains a nearly ubiquitous part of dining, social events and life in general.
- Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths Updated: May-30-15 12:54 pm
JAMESPORT, New York - Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.
- Alabama teachers who smoke to pay more for health insurance Updated: May-29-15 10:08 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A state board on Thursday approved a number of changes to state education employee benefit plans to help offset a nearly $140 million shortfall for 2016.
- La. health dept. seeks restoration of public health funding Updated: May-29-15 4:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's health department leaders asked senators Friday to restore $26 million to public health programs next year or risk shuttering safety inspections, water monitoring programs and testing for possible disease outbreaks.
- Ky. officials want lower Ohio River off mercury warning list Updated: May-28-15 6:09 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky officials are trying to get the lower half of the Ohio River removed from a list of state waterways that warn people against eating fish possibly contaminated with mercury. Still, experts disagree on just how safe it is to eat fish from the river.
- Governor signs bill ending Vermont vaccine exemption Updated: May-28-15 3:50 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law a hotly debated bill that ends the state's philosophical exemption for families who don't want to have their children fully vaccinated.
- Public health laboratories holding open house Updated: May-28-15 6:33 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories in Concord are hosting an open house.
- Connecticut bill opens up state employee health plan Updated: May-27-15 11:20 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut municipalities may soon be able to offer their workers and retirees health insurance coverage under the state employee plan.
- Ohio bill requires students be immunized against meningitis Updated: May-27-15 12:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio students would need to be immunized against meningitis under a measure that cleared a legislative committee.
- Lee's Sandwiches recalls 213,000 pounds of meat Updated: May-26-15 6:15 am
SANTA ANA, California - Fast-food restaurant Lee's Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly.
- Clarksburg board to hold public hearing on nixing fluoride Updated: May-26-15 2:08 am
CLARKSBURG, West Virginia - Clarksburg residents will have an opportunity to comment on the city Water Board's decision to stop using fluoride in the water supply.
- Some Iowa farmers upset with government's bird flu response Updated: May-24-15 6:10 pm
SIBLEY, Iowa - Iowa farmers who have been dealing for weeks with thousands of rotting dead chickens are frustrated by the government's response to the Midwest bird flu outbreak.
- Carbon monoxide sends 8 people to hospital; 2 critical Updated: May-24-15 10:01 am
NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania - Authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania say a carbon monoxide leak sent eight people to the hospital, two of them in critical condition.
- Free HIV testing offered in 2 Indiana counties amid outbreak Updated: May-24-15 9:23 am
SEYMOUR, Indiana - Free HIV testing will be offered in two Indiana counties following an outbreak that has infected at least 160 people.
- Concert planned to help victims of Ohio botulism outbreak Updated: May-24-15 4:04 am
LANCASTER, Ohio - Community members plan to hold a concert to raise money for those sickened in a botulism outbreak at an Ohio church potluck.
- Millions of birds dead due to flu to be disposed of soon Updated: May-23-15 5:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of Iowa birds killed or destroyed in the wake of a bird flu outbreak should be disposed of or incinerated within the next week, according to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
- Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp Updated: May-23-15 2:23 pm
LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania - Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba.
- Mexico officials: Bacterial infections sickened children Updated: May-22-15 7:01 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican health authorities say bacterial infections, and not contaminated vaccines, were responsible for the deaths of two infants and the sickening of 31 other babies earlier this month in the southern state of Chiapas.
- Egg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu Updated: May-22-15 4:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.