- UC Berkeley student tests positive for measles Updated: Sep-01-15 8:56 am
BERKELEY, California - Berkeley health officials have issued a warning after a UC Berkeley student tested positive for measles after riding public transportation away from the school.
- Study: Midlife obesity may spur risk for earlier Alzheimer's Updated: Sep-01-15 7:21 am
WASHINGTON - One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.
- Manhattan school tests positive for Legionella bacteria Updated: Sep-01-15 5:52 am
NEW YORK - Officials say a Catholic school on Manhattan's Upper East Side has been closed for cleaning after a cooling tower tested positive for low levels of the Legionella bacteria.
- More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in DeKalb Updated: Sep-01-15 5:41 am
ATLANTA - DeKalb County officials are urging residents to take precautions as more mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus.
- UF, Mount Sinai partner in new Alzheimer's research center Updated: Sep-01-15 3:05 am
MIAMI - Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and the University of Florida are partnering to open an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.
- 73 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms Updated: Aug-31-15 10:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison showing respiratory illness symptoms increased to 73.
- 4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home Updated: Aug-31-15 9:01 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.
- Some Verdi water contaminated with E. Coli; no use order Updated: Aug-31-15 6:53 pm
RENO, Nevada - Washoe County health officials are warning residents in a section of Verdi west of Reno to refrain from using water from the public system after it was found to be contaminated with E. Coli.
- Heroin woes not prompting needle exchange in NW Indiana Updated: Aug-31-15 5:44 pm
VALPARAISO, Indiana - Two northwestern Indiana counties that have long faced drug abuse troubles aren't dealing with the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users that's prompted the start of needle-exchange programs elsewhere in the state.
- Late OU linebacker's mother targets prescription drugs Updated: Aug-31-15 5:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a prescription drug overdose shared the story of her son's death to help launch a public campaign Monday aimed at bringing awareness to the problem of prescription drug abuse.
- West Nile virus kills elderly man from Chicago south suburb Updated: Aug-31-15 4:53 pm
OAK FOREST, Illinois - The Cook County Department of Public Health says a man in his early 90s from the south Chicago suburbs has died after contracting West Nile virus.
- New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation Updated: Aug-31-15 4:44 pm
ST. LOUIS - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to common drugstore treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the minuscule bugs.
- Minnesota health officials tout stronger flu vaccine Updated: Aug-31-15 4:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Health officials in Minnesota say this season's flu vaccine will be stronger than last year.
- Blue Bell resumes selling ice cream after listeria recall Updated: Aug-31-15 3:32 pm
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell ice cream is back.
- Mississippi records first death from West Nile virus Updated: Aug-31-15 3:04 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has recorded its first death from the West Nile virus of 2015.
- Experts to investigate new Ebola case in north Sierra Leone Updated: Aug-31-15 2:16 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Ebola experts are in Sierra Leone's Kambia district investigating a case that emerged less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital, a World Health Organization spokeswoman said Monday.
- Worker accused of abusing developmentally disabled patient Updated: Aug-31-15 1:39 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - An employee at the Beatrice State Developmental Center has been accused of abusing a patient, less than a month after the federal government ended its oversight of the facility that houses and treats disabled residents.
- Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors Updated: Aug-31-15 3:13 am
SINGAPORE - Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.
- 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - At least six San Quentin State Prison inmates were ill with Legionnaires' disease and dozens more under observation Sunday, prompting a weekend halt to visitors, no hot meals and limited drinking water supplies at California's oldest prison.
- Central Indiana county's syringe exchange off to slow start Updated: Aug-30-15 4:05 pm
ANDERSON, Indiana - A syringe exchange program aimed at slowing the spread of hepatitis C in a central Indiana county is off to a disappointing start, health department officials there say.
- All state turkey farms hit by bird flu restocked, recovering Updated: Aug-30-15 1:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - All nine of the turkey farms in South Dakota that were affected by the deadly bird flu virus during the spring have restocked and are raising birds again, though the lone chicken farm has yet to recover.
- Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death Updated: Aug-30-15 12:38 pm
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Health officials in Sierra Leone on Sunday confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country's last known patient was discharged from a hospital.
- Legionnaires' disease cases climb at Illinois veterans home Updated: Aug-30-15 11:20 am
QUINCY, Illinois - Officials say the number of residents with Legionnaires' disease at a western Illinois veterans' home climbed five more to 28, including two people who died last week.
- Connecticut to receive about $10 million for lead abatement Updated: Aug-30-15 9:50 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The cities and New Haven and Waterbury and the Connecticut Department of Housing are receiving federal funds to help combat poisoning from lead-based paint in housing.
- Pinellas County man tests positive for West Nile Virus Updated: Aug-30-15 5:07 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - A 32-year-old man in Pinellas County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first confirmed human case of the mosquito-borne illness this year.