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December 09, 2016
US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than ...
December 06, 2016
Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials
When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President ...
November 30, 2016
Invasive strep outbreak claims lives of 4 Alaskans
Four Alaskans have died this year in an outbreak of invasive strep bacteria that has mostly affected the homeless and Alaska ...
November 29, 2016
Q&A: A look at Texas' first homegrown case of Zika
Health officials are going door-to-door in the Texas neighborhood of a woman who is believed to be the first person to ...
November 28, 2016
Texas announces its first locally transmitted Zika case
Texas on Monday reported its first case of Zika virus that likely came from a mosquito bite within the state. Florida is the ...
November 24, 2016
Patients languish in Burkina Faso amid doctors strike
Doctors and nurses are on strike at Burkina Faso's public health centers throughout the West African country, leaving only ...
October 25, 2016
Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti 'a disgrace'
A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 ...
October 15, 2016
UN chief in Haiti gets glimpse of Matthew's destruction
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited victims of devastating Hurricane Matthew on Saturday, saying the destruction ...
September 30, 2016
Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children
A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only ...
September 30, 2016
Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by ...
September 29, 2016
Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries
U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika ...
September 21, 2016
Chipotle makes new push to convince people its food is safe
Chipotle is making another push to convince people that its food won't make them sick, with plans to run more newspaper and ...
September 15, 2016
Trump campaign pushes food safety rollbacks, then deletes
A fact sheet issued by Donald Trump's campaign on Thursday said he would roll back food safety regulations if the billionaire ...
September 14, 2016
Official didn't publicly report Flint-area disease outbreak
Michigan's former state epidemiologist acknowledged in a plea deal Wednesday that she was aware of dozens of cases of ...
September 06, 2016
UN changes guidance about sex for travelers to Zika zones
The U.N. health agency is changing its advice to travelers returning from areas facing a Zika virus outbreak, saying both men ...
September 01, 2016
Illness linked to imported produce finds foothold in Texas
Health officials are trying to determine why there's been a dramatic increase in the number of people in Texas each year who ...
August 30, 2016
Hospital, hepatitis C outbreak victims reach settlement
Trinity Health and its hospital in Minot have agreed in principal on a legal settlement with 21 victims of the largest ...
August 27, 2016
Judge won't block California's strict child vaccination law
A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of ...
August 26, 2016
Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states
Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and ...
August 26, 2016
FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the ...