- Among Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have worst health Updated: May-05-15 2:20 pm
NEW YORK - Among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health, according to a government report released Tuesday.
- An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak Updated: Apr-27-15 6:19 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.
- CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses Updated: Apr-22-15 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.
- Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream Updated: Apr-21-15 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.
- CDC recognizes SD woman for immunizing Hutterite children Updated: Apr-18-15 4:44 pm
PARKSTON, South Dakota - A nurse from southeastern South Dakota who has helped vaccinate hundreds of Hutterite children in various colonies has been honored by the country's highest disease prevention agency.
- Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed Updated: Apr-16-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
- Study: US moms typically space pregnancies 2½ years apart Updated: Apr-16-15 8:59 am
NEW YORK - For U.S. moms, the typical time between pregnancies is about 2½ years but nearly a third of women space their children too close, a government study shows.
- More than 200 sickened on San Diego-bound cruise ships Updated: Apr-13-15 7:16 pm
SAN DIEGO - Federal health officials say about 200 people have come down with vomiting and diarrhea aboard two San Diego-bound cruise ships.
- More than 100 sickened by norovirus during San Diego cruise Updated: Apr-13-15 6:57 pm
SAN DIEGO - Federal health officials say 106 passengers and six crewmembers aboard the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship were sickened by the gastrointestinal illness norovirus.
- Inspection found no problem at Oklahoma ice cream plant Updated: Apr-09-15 8:25 pm
DALLAS - Days after a foodborne illness was linked to Blue Bell ice cream products, a state inspection of an Oklahoma plant later tied to the infection praised the facility for having no violations and doing a "great job," according to a copy of the inspection report.