- HIV-positive doctor says his dog saved his life Updated: Nov-29-15 6:18 pm
CHICAGO - Rob Garofalo was devastated. He'd built his medical and research career on helping young AIDS patients. Then he learned that he, too, was HIV-positive. The news came after he'd already survived kidney cancer and a breakup with his longtime partner.
- Brazil links dengue-like virus to birth defects in babies Updated: Nov-29-15 5:09 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The dengue-like Zika virus has been linked for the first time to cases of babies being born with small heads, or microcephaly, Brazil's government said.
- Fall break boosts school custodians' fight against norovirus Updated: Nov-29-15 4:14 pm
RENO, Nevada - School custodians spent hundreds of hours disinfecting surfaces to stem a norovirus outbreak that eventually reached 19 schools.
- Mother indicted months after baby born addicted to cocaine Updated: Nov-29-15 3:07 pm
FLORENCE, Alabama - Authorities say a woman has been indicted months after her daughter was born addicted to cocaine.
- Experts: Pain pill addicts fueling Iowa's heroin epidemic Updated: Nov-29-15 1:47 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa's crackdown on prescription painkillers is pushing more abusers to heroin, spurring a deadly new wave of addictions that experts say has reached epidemic proportions.
- Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses Updated: Nov-29-15 12:26 pm
BERGEN, Norway - The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.
- Man overcomes cerebral palsy to open business in Selma Updated: Nov-29-15 10:01 am
SELMA, Alabama - Daryl Thomas was surrounded by family, co-workers, old friends and fraternity brothers on Nov. 21 as he took the first cut into a future he has been working toward since his days at the University of Alabama.
- AIDS quilt sections memorialize loved ones who are missed Updated: Nov-29-15 8:01 am
ROME, Georgia - The 10 sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt hanging at the Rome-Floyd County Library celebrate the lives of men, women and children who have died of the immune system disease.
- Grant supports Alzheimer's research by Peoria professor Updated: Nov-29-15 5:01 am
PEORIA, Illinois - A medical school professor in Peoria will continue his research into Alzheimer's Disease thanks to a $440,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
- AIDS activist rescued in NC successfully crosses Atlantic Updated: Nov-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW YORK - A man who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has arrived home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.
- AIDS activist arrives in NYC after rowing across Atlantic Updated: Nov-28-15 5:57 pm
NEW YORK - A New Yorker who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has arrived home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.
- New pilot program aims to help dementia patients in Virginia Updated: Nov-28-15 4:28 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The University of Virginia and a local aging services group are teaming up to lead a pilot program to help dementia patients that officials hope will become a model for communities across the state.
- Self-taught artist hosts first show with help from hospice Updated: Nov-28-15 9:39 am
MADISON, Ohio - He may be a man of few words, but his paintings speak wonders for themselves.
- Vermont to begin using drug to combat opiate addiction Updated: Nov-28-15 9:15 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Gov. Peter Shumlin is slated to outline a new Vermont program to use the drug naltrexone to combat opiate addiction.
- Treatment Court offers drug addicts opportunity outside jail Updated: Nov-28-15 2:05 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - One Gallatin County woman's drug abuse started when she was just 14 years old. No drugs were off the table.
- Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories Updated: Nov-28-15 12:05 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories.
- Polar bear at Tacoma zoo dies; suffered from liver cancer Updated: Nov-27-15 5:54 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma has died after undergoing months of chemotherapy.
- Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in VA hospital water Updated: Nov-27-15 5:39 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Veterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital.
- UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers Updated: Nov-27-15 10:59 am
JOHANNESBURG - While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations' agency for children said on Friday.
- Wayne County to provide free HIV testing on World AIDS Day Updated: Nov-27-15 9:10 am
WAYNE, Michigan - Free HIV testing and counseling will be offered on World AIDS Day at the Wayne County Health Clinic in Wayne, west of Detroit.
- Delaware's heroin babies: Starting life in withdrawal Updated: Nov-27-15 9:01 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Katie Morgan is a heroin addict in recovery, a 29-year-old expecting a child in January.
- Mexico closes health center for supposed diabetes 'vaccine' Updated: Nov-26-15 10:06 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexican regulatory authorities closed a health center that was touting a supposed diabetes "vaccine" and warned consumers that there is no vaccine for the condition.
- Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli Updated: Nov-26-15 9:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
- Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever Updated: Nov-26-15 7:05 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there's a mosquito buzzing in his home.
- Alabama man remains thankful while battling through cancer Updated: Nov-26-15 2:35 pm
RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama - Kerry Gilbert sits in his easy chair at his home in Franklin County and pets his dog, Honey, who is snoozing comfortably by his side.