- The Latest: Officers on hunt for looters, scam artists Updated: Oct-10-15 1:04 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- Maine expanding probe into E. coli after 1-year-old boy dies Updated: Oct-09-15 4:29 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Maine public health authorities confirmed Friday that one child - identified by his father as a 20-month-old boy from the town of Poland - has died and another was hospitalized after both attended a county fair and then showed symptoms of E. coli infection.
- With a history of ethnic tension, Guinea holds election Updated: Oct-09-15 2:07 pm
DAKAR, Senegal - Guinea's president faces an electoral rematch Sunday as ethnic clashes that marked the last presidential election threaten to resurface.
- With bird flu, poultry owners asked to register flock sites Updated: Oct-09-15 1:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - As birds' autumn migratory patterns change, Connecticut agriculture officials are increasingly concerned about the risk of bird flu and are urging poultry owners in the state to register the location of their flocks as a precaution.
- Order suspending poultry shows in South Dakota lifted Updated: Oct-09-15 12:47 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's Animal Industry Board has rescinded an order that suspended poultry shows statewide.
- Boom in gene-editing studies amid ethics debate over its use Updated: Oct-09-15 12:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
- British nurse who contracted Ebola hospitalized again Updated: Oct-09-15 10:22 am
LONDON - A British nurse who recovered from Ebola last year has been hospitalized again for treatment of an unusual late complication, London's Royal Free Hospital said Friday.
- Ohio district cancels class amid outbreak of skin infection Updated: Oct-09-15 7:16 am
LONDON, Ohio - An outbreak of a highly contagious skin infection called impetigo has canceled all classes in a central Ohio school district.
- Officials: High school student diagnosed with meningitis Updated: Oct-09-15 7:11 am
BIDDEFORD, Maine - School officials say a high school student in Maine has been diagnosed with viral meningitis.
- Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone Updated: Oct-09-15 7:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
- 22 cases of West Nile virus in Washington, 1 death Updated: Oct-08-15 7:46 pm
SEATTLE - State health officials say there were 22 cases of West Nile virus in humans this season and one death. That's about double the total number of cases last year.
- Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths Updated: Oct-08-15 5:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says one newly reported case of West Nile virus and two additional deaths from the disease have been reported this week.
- UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns Updated: Oct-08-15 1:26 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe.
- License suspended for nurse accused of reusing syringes Updated: Oct-08-15 12:35 pm
WEST WINDSOR, New Jersey - A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.
- AP Interview: Secret project wins Chinese scientist a Nobel Updated: Oct-07-15 8:40 pm
BEIJING - The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.
- League, players union brief Giants players on MRSA Updated: Oct-07-15 6:38 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - The New York Giants have taken a crash course on MRSA.
- Paul Allen gives more money for Ebola related work Updated: Oct-07-15 6:31 pm
SEATTLE - A year after donating $100 million to fight against Ebola, billionaire Paul Allen has announced seven more grants totaling $11 million to build infrastructure to prepare for future health crises.
- Arkansas health department to offer flu shots statewide Updated: Oct-07-15 3:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Health is announcing plans to provide flu vaccines statewide in preparation for the 2015-16 flu season.
- Ohio Senate passes bill to expand treatment for STDs Updated: Oct-07-15 3:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio bill that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases has cleared the state Senate.
- UN: No new Ebola cases reported last week Updated: Oct-07-15 2:18 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says there were no Ebola cases reported last week - the first time an entire week has passed without any new confirmed patients since the devastating outbreak began last March.
- Health officials investigate whooping cough case in Weirton Updated: Oct-07-15 9:17 am
WEIRTON, West Virginia - Hancock County health officials are investigating a whooping cough case involving a student at Weirton Elementary School.
- 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.
- U. of Michigan Health System makes flu vaccines mandatory Updated: Oct-07-15 6:04 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan Health System says all its employees are being required to get flu vaccines as part of an effort to ensure patient safety.
- Salmonella Poona infection reported in Maryland Updated: Oct-06-15 8:37 pm
BALTIMORE - Federal health officials say the outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections from imported cucumbers has reached Maryland.
- 1 dead in Oklahoma from multistate salmonella outbreak Updated: Oct-06-15 5:03 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - One person has died in Oklahoma as a multistate outbreak of salmonella infection linked to imported cucumbers continues.