- Zika-bearing mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Research from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that southern mosquitoes could travel to Iowa this summer, but state experts don't expect them to be a major carrier of the Zika virus.
- Norovirus sickens 159 on cruise ship docked in Norfolk Updated: Apr-29-16 2:19 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - Passengers on a cruise ship docked in Virginia have been sickened with norovirus.
- CDC: Teen birth rates plunge, but racial disparities persist Updated: Apr-28-16 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
- First North Dakota resident tests positive for Zika virus Updated: Apr-28-16 10:49 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Health Department says a state resident has tested positive for the Zika virus - the first such case in the state.
- 14 people fatally overdose on 'painkiller' in California Updated: Apr-26-16 7:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Fourteen people in the Sacramento, California, area have fatally overdosed on a pill disguised as a popular painkiller, and now the drug has turned up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Suicide problem acute in New Jersey Updated: Apr-24-16 11:09 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - For many years New Jersey had the lowest suicide rate of any state in the nation. But that distinction has ebbed recently, just as the nation's rate of suicide rose to the highest level in three decades, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Report: Third of suicides in US are among middle-aged whites Updated: Apr-22-16 9:04 am
NEW YORK - Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
- Worried about Zika, MLB players question Puerto Rico games Updated: Apr-21-16 7:15 pm
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
- Report: Life expectancy dipped a bit for white women in US Updated: Apr-20-16 9:47 am
NEW YORK - Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
- Virginia lab approved by CDC to test for Zika virus Updated: Apr-19-16 10:49 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The commonwealth of Virginia will now be able to timely detect any potential Zika virus outbreaks.
- Still many questions about Zika's threat to pregnant women Updated: Apr-18-16 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about how much of a threat the virus poses to pregnant women, and what to do about it.
- Rio officials confident of measures in place against Zika Updated: Apr-14-16 3:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro Olympic officials are confident that measures in place will protect visitors from the Zika virus when the games open in less than four months.
- CDC: Zika definitely causes severe birth defects Updated: Apr-13-16 8:02 pm
NEW YORK - Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
- US officials: The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is Updated: Apr-11-16 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
- Louisiana steps up deer disease tests Updated: Apr-07-16 5:40 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana is stepping up its program to test deer for a lethal, incurable brain disease that's been found in two neighboring states.
- CDC: Teens with sleep issues more often take dangerous risks Updated: Apr-07-16 1:28 pm
NEW YORK - High school students who get too little sleep- or too much - are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.
- State health officials urged to get ready now for Zika in US Updated: Apr-01-16 6:09 pm
ATLANTA - The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer.
- No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68 Updated: Mar-31-16 1:03 pm
ATLANTA - A government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children.
- Group wants more thorough probe of Minot hepatitis outbreak Updated: Mar-31-16 12:24 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A national advocacy group for hepatitis victims is pushing North Dakota's Health Department to more thoroughly investigate an outbreak in Minot, contending that the federal government shutdown of 2013 might have hampered the probe.
- CDC expands range of Zika mosquitoes into parts of Northeast Updated: Mar-30-16 6:07 pm
ATLANTA - Federal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought - but that doesn't mean they'll cause disease here.