- Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care Updated: Jul-04-15 1:13 pm
ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.
- Maine getting $20K to research bat killing disease Updated: Jul-04-15 12:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is getting about $20,000 in federal money to research and address white-nose syndrome, a disease that sickens and kills little brown bats.
- Researchers: Bat populations in Vermont could be growing Updated: Jul-04-15 12:49 pm
DORSET, Vermont - Vermont's little brown bat population could be stabilizing or even growing despite being devastated by disease, researchers said.
- Avian flu hasn't reached Alaska birds yet, but it could Updated: Jul-04-15 12:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The largest avian influenza outbreak to hit the poultry industry in history has spread across the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada, but Alaskan flocks have not yet been affected.
- After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M Updated: Jul-04-15 12:19 pm
SEATTLE - Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.
- W.Va. Capitol walk July 11 takes aim at drug addiction Updated: Jul-04-15 12:08 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Community activists plan a Charleston awareness walk in one week to tackle the stigma of drug addiction.
- Marshall neuroscience chief jumped at chance to hire surgeon Updated: Jul-04-15 11:55 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Marshall University has recruited a noted surgeon who ran into trouble experimenting with human brains using bowel bacteria but will continue the same research on rats under tight restrictions.
- Radiation errors investigated at St. Cloud cancer center Updated: Jul-04-15 11:47 am
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - An internal investigation has found that some patients at the CentraCare Health Coborn Cancer Center received improper doses of radiation, leading to discipline and firings of some employees.
- Wildlife group: Bird ban hurts educational presentations Updated: Jul-04-15 11:17 am
DAYTON, Ohio - Environmental educators and volunteers in Ohio say a recent ban meant to protect the state's poultry industry from a deadly bird flu virus has hampered educational wildlife presentations.
- Feds: Immigrant kids given adult dose of Hepatitis A vaccine Updated: Jul-04-15 11:13 am
SAN ANTONIO - Authorities say about 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a Hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they are being held with their mothers.
- Teachers still sought in home economics field Updated: Jul-04-15 10:37 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Forty years ago, when Cheryl Tschetter started teaching at what was then McMillan Junior High, boys were for the first time allowed to take home economics and girls could enroll in shop class.
- Officials warn of firecrackers' impact on veterans with PTSD Updated: Jul-04-15 9:02 am
ATLANTA - Health care professionals are asking Georgians who are using firecrackers to celebrate the Fourth of July to be cautious around veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns Updated: Jul-04-15 8:46 am
AVON, Colorado - Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado.
- Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup Updated: Jul-04-15 8:14 am
BOGOTA, Colombia - Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.
- DeLand hospital testing new snake anti-venom Updated: Jul-04-15 1:38 am
DELAND, Florida - Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs.
- Astana rider Lars Boom facing Tour de France exit Updated: Jul-03-15 7:26 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands - Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali's under-pressure Astana team requested teammate Lars Boom be removed from cycling's showpiece race for anomalous blood-testing results announced Friday.
- Prison's medical care deemed OK despite pressure to close it Updated: Jul-03-15 7:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Medical care at a prison east of Los Angeles has been deemed adequate despite claims that the facility is unsafe and should be closed.
- Washington motel closes after possible Legionnaires' report Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
LACEY, Washington - Thurston County health officials say a Super 8 Motel in Lacey has voluntarily closed while officials investigate a possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.
- Bat in Boise tests positive for rabies Updated: Jul-03-15 5:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho health officials say a bat found in Boise has tested positive for rabies.
- Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003 Updated: Jul-03-15 5:13 pm
SEATTLE - A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.
- Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes Updated: Jul-03-15 5:08 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs legislation approved by the General Assembly.
- E. coli testing begins at Traverse City-area beaches Updated: Jul-03-15 5:04 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Jack Nowland poured water into blister-pack-shaped trays, readying the small containers for an incubator and eventually for viewing under a black light.
- In death, Nebraska girl helps Pennsylvania boys live on Updated: Jul-03-15 4:55 pm
PITTSBURGH - A Nebraska girl who died of brain cancer Tuesday at age 3 helped save the lives of two Pennsylvania children through organ donation.
- Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
- Indiana Supreme Court hears case on custody, mental illness Updated: Jul-03-15 2:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing an emotionally charged case in which a man lost custody of his daughter after spurning child-welfare officials' suggestions that he leave his mentally ill wife based on their fears that she might harm the girl.