- Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade Updated: Jul-07-15 3:05 pm
NEW YORK - The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.
- Some Montana schools missing vaccine benchmark, data shows Updated: Jun-28-15 2:44 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Vaccination rates at one in eight elementary schools in Montana are too low to ensure immunity from outbreaks of measles or whooping cough, new state data shows.
- CDC to study USD building that's source of health complaint Updated: Jun-26-15 8:20 am
- CDC tests for plague in Northern Colorado after teen's death Updated: Jun-23-15 8:46 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in a rural area of northern Colorado where a 16-year-old boy died of the disease.
- Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield Updated: Jun-22-15 6:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip, health officials said Monday.
- Sunburn stickers remind people to apply sunscreen Updated: Jun-20-15 9:05 am
HUNT VALLEY, Maryland - Sun safety is a personal issue for Andrew Levine, CEO of Hunt Valley-based cosmetics company JADS International.
- Health officials tell US doctors to watch for MERS Updated: Jun-11-15 5:05 pm
NEW YORK - Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea.
- Blue Bell: Listeria source likely ID'd at Oklahoma plant Updated: Jun-10-15 9:50 pm
HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries believes the listeria found at its Oklahoma facility is likely linked to a non-sanitary room, though the company has not been able to pinpoint a single source for the contamination at its Texas plant, according to a report released Wednesday.
- UO students participating in meningococcal vaccine study Updated: Jun-10-15 9:52 am
EUGENE, Oregon - The University of Oregon is participating in a federal study examining whether two vaccines now being administered to thousands of students can reduce the population carrying the contagious bacteria at the center of the campus outbreak of meningococcal disease.
- Northwest Louisiana floods could boost mosquito problems Updated: Jun-10-15 9:41 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - Mosquito and other bug problems that started in rainy May will only grow worse with the June floods that have put homes, fields, farms and streets under 7 feet of water in some areas.
- Maine newspaper seeks to force CDC to identify schools Updated: Jun-10-15 9:38 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A newspaper is attempting to force the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to identify four schools where chickenpox outbreaks occurred this school year.
- Health officials tracing path of woman with rare TB Updated: Jun-08-15 7:20 pm
NEW YORK - Health officials are trying to track down people who may have been in contact with a woman with a rare and deadly form of hard-to-treat tuberculosis.
- Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks Updated: Jun-08-15 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats - a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.