- Kidney donor connection made after misplaced Craigslist ad Updated: Nov-21-15 1:16 pm
BERLIN, New Jersey - A misplaced Craigslist ad has brought together a woman in need of a kidney transplant and a donor who had lost his wife to kidney failure.
- Ex-speaker again diagnosed with cancer in prison Updated: Nov-21-15 1:02 pm
BOSTON - The wife of former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi says her husband has been diagnosed with prostate cancer as he continues serving an 8-year federal prison sentence for corruption.
- Maine scientists on lookout for snake fungus Updated: Nov-21-15 12:53 pm
BANGOR, Maine - A fungus that's threatening some snake population in the eastern United States has not yet been seen in Maine.
- Cooperstown police promise treatment, not arrest for addicts Updated: Nov-21-15 12:46 pm
COOPERSTOWN, New York - Police in Cooperstown, New York are urging addicts to bring their drugs and drug paraphernalia to the police station in exchange for treatment, not arrest.
- Cleveland mayor says public health officials failed in jobs Updated: Nov-21-15 12:46 pm
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland mayor says the city's top two public health officials failed to address residents' health concerns as they struggled to do their jobs.
- Amid move to end Montana cleanup, some asbestos left behind Updated: Nov-21-15 12:01 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials say their final analysis of a Montana community wracked by a deadly asbestos contamination shows a costly and much-criticized cleanup is working, even though some 700 properties have yet to be investigated and concerns linger over asbestos left behind.
- Trial date set in case of St. George infant's 2008 death Updated: Nov-21-15 11:43 am
ST. GEORGE, Utah - A trial date has been set for a St. George man accused of fatally shaking his fiancee's 4-month-old son seven years ago.
- Maryland QB Hills out with mono, Rowe to start vs Indiana Updated: Nov-21-15 11:37 am
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland - Maryland quarterback Perry Hills has mononucleosis and will miss Saturday's game against Indiana.
- Nebraska parents nurture child with rare disorder Updated: Nov-21-15 11:10 am
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska - When Chantella Nesslein takes her youngest daughter out, people seem to gravitate toward the little girl.
- Scientists: Fungus causes snake ailment, but reason elusive Updated: Nov-21-15 11:04 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A fungus has been identified as the cause of a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States, threatening some isolated snake populations such as the timber rattlesnakes found in western Vermont.
- Blind teacher challenges Wahlert students Updated: Nov-21-15 10:56 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Natalie Schira paces near student desks as her young charges ponder truth.
- 'The Potomac Lice Lady' is a sought-after nitpicker Updated: Nov-21-15 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - The cars, some from as far as Georgia, pull up to the stately brick home tucked into an affluent Washington suburb. Some of the people who emerge are tearful, others are panicked. Most are itchy.
- Health care providers get grants for rural 'telemedicine' Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Three rural health care providers in Michigan will receive federal grants for equipment and technology to reach people without easy access to doctors or hospitals.
- Equine therapy used in addiction treatment Updated: Nov-21-15 2:02 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Tucker, a 13-year-old quarter horse who retired from his roping and cutting career after an injury, stands alert along the fence of a round pen in an indoor arena in Simms.
- Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program Updated: Nov-20-15 9:24 pm
PINE RIDGE, South Dakota - The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in December due to lack of funding, tribal officials said Friday.
- CDC: Don't let dengue outbreak change Hawaii travel plans Updated: Nov-20-15 8:56 pm
HONOLULU - The growing dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii's Big Island isn't a reason to cancel vacation plans to the Aloha State, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
- Alaska regulators are 1st to OK marijuana use at pot shops Updated: Nov-20-15 8:09 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry voted Friday to allow for people to use pot at certain stores that will sell it, a first among the four states that have legalized the drug.
- Nevada issues health guidelines for cryotherapy Updated: Nov-20-15 7:49 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures, a treatment that experts say has been growing in popularity but is largely unregulated and whose benefits are not proven.
- E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle expands to 6 states Updated: Nov-20-15 7:29 pm
NEW YORK - An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states.
- Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community Updated: Nov-20-15 6:38 pm
LAS VEGAS - Radioactive well-water contamination could threaten some 1,400 people in a rural farming community if federal regulators allow the nation's deadliest nuclear waste to be buried in the Nevada desert, state officials said in a report issued Friday.
- Insurers reassure investors about ACA exchange business Updated: Nov-20-15 5:08 pm
Health insurers rallied Friday to ease investor and customer concerns about the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges a day after the nation's biggest insurer questioned its future in that still-developing market.
- Mullen to leave Connecticut public health commissioner job Updated: Nov-20-15 5:03 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen says she's leaving for a job at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- FDA approves Takeda drug for blood cancer multiple myeloma Updated: Nov-20-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.
- Court: No immunity for medical marijuana users under DUI law Updated: Nov-20-15 4:28 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Friday that medical marijuana cardholders don't have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having in their bodies any amount of marijuana or its chemical compound that causes impairment.
- Ravens to honor former safety Ed Reed Updated: Nov-20-15 4:17 pm
For nearly a decade, Ed Reed was the measuring stick for NFL safeties.