- Family says Edina girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning Updated: Oct-13-15 1:33 am
MINNETONKA, Minnesota - The family of an 8-year-old girl who died after a medical emergency on Lake Minnetonka says she was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Correction: California Legislation story Updated: Oct-12-15 3:22 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - In stories Oct. 11 about legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the author of AB967, which would have set minimum penalties for sex assaults at colleges. The bill's author was Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, not Sen. Connie Leyva.
- Reno County whooping cough spread slowing Updated: Oct-12-15 8:42 am
HUTCHINSON, Kansas - Reno County health officials say the number of suspected cases of whooping cough has risen lately, but the spread is slowing.
- Survey: New Hampshire 43rd in the nation for fluoride access Updated: Oct-12-15 8:13 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A survey shows that New Hampshire ranks 43rd in the country for access to fluoride in public drinking water.
- The Latest: Brown rejects state penalties for campus assault Updated: Oct-11-15 6:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):
- Farmington sets new school vaccination policy Updated: Oct-11-15 2:29 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - Farmington education officials have updated policies regarding vaccination and immunization in compliance with new state requirements.
- California adopts strictest limits on livestock antibiotics Updated: Oct-10-15 11:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth.
- Flu vaccine now available for free in Rhode Island schools Updated: Oct-10-15 3:09 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Health has launched a statewide effort to make the flu vaccine available for free in schools.
- Order suspending poultry shows in South Dakota lifted Updated: Oct-09-15 12:47 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's Animal Industry Board has rescinded an order that suspended poultry shows statewide.
- CDC: Transplant patients who died likely breathed in mold Updated: Oct-09-15 12:14 pm
- Ohio district cancels class amid outbreak of skin infection Updated: Oct-09-15 7:16 am
LONDON, Ohio - An outbreak of a highly contagious skin infection called impetigo has canceled all classes in a central Ohio school district.
- Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone Updated: Oct-09-15 7:01 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone.
- Studies say 1/3 of young men in China to die from smoking Updated: Oct-09-15 4:48 am
BEIJING - Research published in the medical journal The Lancet says one in three of all the young men in China are likely to die from tobacco, but that the number can fall if the men quit smoking.
- Measure to repeal California vaccine law won't be on ballot Updated: Oct-08-15 9:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Proponents of an effort to repeal California's new stricter law requiring mandatory vaccines for school children failed to submit enough signatures to qualify a ballot initiative asking voters to repeal the law.
- UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns Updated: Oct-08-15 1:26 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe.
- License suspended for nurse accused of reusing syringes Updated: Oct-08-15 12:35 pm
WEST WINDSOR, New Jersey - A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.
- Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 am
TOKYO - A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.
- Paul Allen gives more money for Ebola related work Updated: Oct-07-15 6:31 pm
SEATTLE - A year after donating $100 million to fight against Ebola, billionaire Paul Allen has announced seven more grants totaling $11 million to build infrastructure to prepare for future health crises.
- Arkansas health department to offer flu shots statewide Updated: Oct-07-15 3:57 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Department of Health is announcing plans to provide flu vaccines statewide in preparation for the 2015-16 flu season.
- UN: No new Ebola cases reported last week Updated: Oct-07-15 2:18 pm
LONDON - The World Health Organization says there were no Ebola cases reported last week - the first time an entire week has passed without any new confirmed patients since the devastating outbreak began last March.
- Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation Updated: Oct-07-15 11:42 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there's no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks, even as a growing number of Indiana youths are trying the devices.
- U. of Michigan Health System makes flu vaccines mandatory Updated: Oct-07-15 6:04 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan Health System says all its employees are being required to get flu vaccines as part of an effort to ensure patient safety.
- Alabama judge awards family $3.5M in TVA plant asbestos case Updated: Oct-07-15 4:31 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The family of a Florence woman has been awarded $3.5 million after the woman died of a lung disease that the family says was caused by her having laundered clothes that had been exposed to asbestos.
- Luxury birthing clinics spur cesarean 'epidemic' in Brazil Updated: Oct-07-15 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Thais Faria sank into a leather love seat, relaxing under the ministrations first of a masseuse, then a manicurist and finally a hairdresser-cum-makeup artist. Not 24 hours after her daughter was born via cesarean, Faria was being pampered at an upscale Rio de Janeiro maternity clinic.
- Salmonella Poona infection reported in Maryland Updated: Oct-06-15 8:37 pm
BALTIMORE - Federal health officials say the outbreak of Salmonella Poona infections from imported cucumbers has reached Maryland.