- Internet and telephones cut in Syria Updated: Dec-09-13 7:46 am
- Scientists test ideas in bird botulism outbreaks Updated: Dec-08-13 11:11 am
- Grand Forks TB outbreak appears to be waning Updated: Dec-08-13 7:05 am
- Disease kills hundreds of seabirds in Alaska Updated: Dec-07-13 8:29 pm
- Lawmaker urging tougher law for heroin dealing Updated: Dec-07-13 11:36 am
- NC health officials confirm salmonella from event Updated: Dec-06-13 3:20 pm
- Peanut butter plant can resume limited operations Updated: Dec-06-13 2:34 pm
- OH county: no fat smokers for health commissioner Updated: Dec-06-13 7:50 am
- FDA: Idaho noted moldy yogurt months before recall Updated: Dec-05-13 10:22 am
- Mo. processor recalls 1,450 pounds of meat Updated: Dec-05-13 5:04 am
- Dropped passes an epidemic for stumbling Chiefs Updated: Dec-04-13 5:42 pm
- Weld reports first Colo. flu death Updated: Dec-04-13 5:28 pm
- NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban Updated: Dec-04-13 4:55 pm
- Providence to hold free flu vaccine clinic Updated: Dec-04-13 2:08 am
- Inmates' flu-like symptoms prompts prison lockdown Updated: Dec-03-13 10:31 pm
- Court grants stay in fight over UNMH flu policy Updated: Dec-03-13 8:19 pm
- Oregon food safety sleuth praised as pioneer Updated: Dec-03-13 7:02 pm
- Vegas-area schools cleaned amid norovirus outbreak Updated: Dec-03-13 6:24 pm
- Wis. residents treated for gas poisoning Updated: Dec-03-13 10:52 am
- 4th UC Santa Barbara student has meningitis Updated: Dec-02-13 9:55 pm
- NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case Updated: Dec-02-13 6:52 pm
- Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births Updated: Dec-02-13 4:56 pm
- Tests confirm norovirus as cause of Vegas outbreak Updated: Dec-02-13 4:52 pm
- Oregon food safety official dies unexpectedly Updated: Dec-02-13 12:14 pm
- Eastern Ky. drug epidemic has reshaped communities Updated: Dec-01-13 5:01 pm
BEIRUT - Syrian state television says the country's local and international telephone lines as well as the Internet are down because of technical problems.
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - For more than a decade, people walking along Great Lakes beaches have come upon a heartrending sight: dozens, or even hundreds, of dead loons, gulls and other waterfowl - victims of food poisoning that paralyzed their muscles and eventually caused them to drown.
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A tuberculosis outbreak in Grand Forks appears to be waning, and health officials hope patients will be done with treatment in the spring.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A disease has killed hundreds of seabirds on an island in the Bering Sea - the first documented outbreak in the state.
BURLINGTON, Kentucky - A northern Kentucky legislator is calling for tougher jail penalties for heroin dealing, but treatment advocates argued that harsher criminal punishments don't help with the problem of addiction.
SHELBY, North Carolina - State health officials confirm that salmonella sickened more than 100 people who ate at a Cleveland County church barbecue in September.
PORTALES, New Mexico - A bankruptcy judge is allowing an eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant involved in a nationwide salmonella outbreak last year to resume limited operations.
DAYTON, Ohio - One southwest county is requiring its health commissioner be a non-smoker who isn't overweight.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Idaho Department of Agriculture spotted moldy yogurt during a routine inspection at a Chobani facility in Twin Falls two months before the company issued a voluntary recall.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State agriculture officials say about 1,450 pounds of possibly contaminated beef and pork products have been returned to a southwest Missouri processor.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.
GREELEY, Colorado - Weld County is reporting the first death of the Colorado flu season - a young adult who died of the H1N1 strain.
NEW YORK - New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces, saying there isn't enough evidence they pose a health risk to justify their exclusion.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Anyone who needs a flu vaccine can get one for free at a clinic in Providence that will also offer vaccines to prevent whooping cough and pneumonia.
INA, Illinois - The state's Department of Corrections has locked down the Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina after dozens of inmates started to show flu-like symptoms.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A state district court judge has granted a temporary stay in the fight over UNM Hospital's flu shot policy for its workers.
PORTLAND, Oregon - The first reports of illness trickled in, just as they always do, to the offices of William "Bill" Keene, Oregon's top food safety sleuth. The outbreak involved a potentially deadly strain of E. coli. Keene and his colleagues sprang into action, interviewing victims on the phone. What had they eaten? Where? When?
LAS VEGAS - Five Las Vegas-area high schools are being sanitized after norovirus broke out among people using the facilities last week for a youth football tournament.
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Eight people in Janesville have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning since Saturday, according to firefighters.
SANTA BARBARA, California - Authorities say a fourth student has come down with meningitis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where an outbreak of the bacterial illness cost one undergraduate both of his feet.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.
BOSTON - In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.
LAS VEGAS - An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus, health officials said Monday.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon's top food safety investigator, William Keene, died unexpectedly Sunday at the age of 56.
HARLAN, Kentucky - Kateena Haynes has seen how prescription drug abuse has reshaped Eastern Kentucky.