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January 17, 2019
Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect. When a baby is ...
January 11, 2019
US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one
It's early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter's unusually brutal one, U.S.
December 20, 2018
Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak
Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived ...
December 10, 2018
Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness
This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday
December 03, 2018
WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal
The head of the World Health Organization said Monday it can fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo despite the withdrawal ...
November 30, 2018
US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens
Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government disease specialists — "some of the world's ...
November 29, 2018
Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy
Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are ...
November 15, 2018
Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates
U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs. That was ...
November 13, 2018
More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown
More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness in recent weeks, and U.S. health officials said ...
November 08, 2018
1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak
Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.
November 02, 2018
Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US
Drug overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year, with an estimated 200 people dying ...
November 01, 2018
10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak
A 10th person died amid a viral outbreak at a pediatric care center while a different strain of the virus was found at ...
October 24, 2018
US advisory group urges hepatitis A shots for homeless
For the first time, a U.S. advisory committee is recommending a routine vaccination for homeless people, voting Wednesday to ...
October 24, 2018
6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center
A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead ...
October 24, 2018
US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off
The number of U.S. drug overdose deaths has begun to level off after years of relentless increases driven by the opioid ...
October 17, 2018
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be ...
October 12, 2018
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds
A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying ...
October 02, 2018
Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death
Test results are expected later this week after a man who visited a landlocked surf resort in Central Texas died from a rare ...
September 27, 2018
APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US
An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least ...
September 06, 2018
Passengers on quarantined jet appear to have the flu
A large commercial jet from Dubai caused a scare on Wednesday after a pilot radioed that it would be landing at New York's ...