- Guinea families transport bodies in public taxis Updated: May-22-15 12:41 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea - Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
- Indiana approves 1st needle-exchange program under new law Updated: May-21-15 4:41 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana approved a yearlong needle-exchange program Thursday for a rural county at the center of an HIV outbreak that spurred a new state law allowing such programs to curb the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users.
- Indiana official to testify in Congress about HIV outbreak Updated: May-21-15 8:44 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's health commissioner is set to testify before Congress about Indiana's largest HIV outbreak and the drug abuse that's behind that epidemic.
- Indiana county seeks year-long needle exchange to fight HIV Updated: May-20-15 1:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana county experiencing the worst HIV outbreak in state history asked health officials Wednesday to approve a yearlong needle-exchange program to combat the disease.
- Lawmaker adopts new strategy to combat campus sexual assault Updated: May-19-15 6:15 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island lawmaker changed her strategy for trying to address sexual assaults on college campuses.
- Merkel: Global catastrophe plan needed after Ebola crisis Updated: May-18-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - The Ebola crisis in western Africa showed the world in a painful way that a global catastrophe plan is needed to deal with future epidemics, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.
- Sawfly epidemic threaten threatens Colorado ponderosa pines Updated: May-14-15 5:05 am
DENVER - Evergreen forests in Colorado are getting a whole lot less green as scientists say sawfly wasps eating needles off ponderosa pines are expected to spread.
- Liberia cautiously marks end of Ebola after 4,700 deaths Updated: May-09-15 1:02 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - On the day Mercy Kennedy lost her mother to Ebola, it was hard to imagine a time when Liberia would be free from one of the world's deadliest viruses. It had swept through the 9-year-old's neighborhood, killing people house by house.
- Cuomo details NY plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2020 Updated: Apr-29-15 5:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state will end its AIDS epidemic by 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, vowing to add the virus to the list of largely vanquished killers such as polio and smallpox.
- Indiana needle-exchange bill would require proof of epidemic Updated: Apr-28-15 2:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers are nearing final decisions on a proposal to legalize needle-exchange programs following an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana.
- UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June Updated: Apr-28-15 9:40 am
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.
- HIV patients today 'can live long, healthy lives' Updated: Apr-26-15 4:06 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Treatment of HIV positive patients has come a long way since the early 1980s, when it was considered a death sentence.