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Stories with subject: Public health
  • No school recommended for unvaccinated kids 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:35 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Central Ohio officials are warning that children without mumps vaccinations might have to miss weeks of school if an outbreak of the illness hits classrooms.

  • House OKs notification for ending fluoridation 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water.

  • 3 S. Idaho family members hospitalized 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:55 pm
  • BURLEY, Idaho - Authorities in south-central Idaho say a girl and her parents have been flown to a hospital after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Court upholds EPA emission standards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:08 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

  • Tobacco cos. make payments under state settlement 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:36 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The nation's top cigarette makers said Tuesday they have made about $6 billion in annual payments as part of a longstanding settlement in which some companies are paying states for smoking-related health care costs.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:49 am
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:07 am
  • DAKAR, Senegal - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count.

  • American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 pm
  • PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak tops 200 cases 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:52 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A mumps outbreak in central Ohio has grown to more than 200 confirmed cases, public health officials said Monday.

  • Expo takes precautions to prevent spread of virus 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:55 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An outbreak of a potentially deadly equine virus will mean some empty stalls at the upcoming Minnesota Horse Expo.

  • Vermont officials release new radon tracking site 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:07 pm
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A new web resource is available that allows Vermont residents to explore connections between radon, smoking and lung cancer in their communities.

  • Biosafety measures vary from Indiana farm to farm 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 1:35 pm
  • SPENCERVILLE, Indiana - Amid a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, Indiana farmers have taken steps to protect their herds.

  • Neb. entities get breast cancer screening grants 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:04 am
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - A breast cancer charity is giving nearly $500,000 in grants to Nebraska entities that are expected to provide nearly 700 breast cancer screenings.

  • UGA-Emory partnership receives flu research funds 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:04 am
  • ATLANTA - A medical partnership between the University of Georgia and Emory University will be receiving at least $3.6 million in federal funding.

  • Son of Ala mayor, reality personality dies 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:55 pm
  • ALBERTVILLE, Alabama - Authorities say accidental carbon monoxide poisoning killed a man who was the son of a north Alabama mayor and a reality television personality.

  • 2nd round of hepatitis A clinics being held 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:58 am
  • HOPKINTON, New Hampshire - Hepatitis A vaccination clinics are being held as follow-ups to clinics last year during the New Hampshire Health Department's investigation into two cases of the disease in food service employees.

  • Community health fair set in Richmond 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:34 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A community health fair in Richmond will provide free screenings, wellness education and follow-up resources to local residents.

  • Bill would make pharmacy syringe sales permanent 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:41 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The Assembly voted Thursday to make permanent a program that allows pharmacies to sell syringes to drug users as a way to prevent diseases spread by needle-sharing.

  • Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:40 pm
  • LIVINGSTON, California - A salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken isn't over and has now infected 524 people in 25 states and Puerto Rico, federal health officials said.

  • Health chief takes Illinois TB patient to court 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:32 pm
  • CHICAGO - A central Illinois health official wants a judge to order an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to stay in his home and wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet to prevent the spread of disease.

  • Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
  • BAGHDAD - Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil.

  • Health panel holds firm on electronic cigarettes 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:08 am
  • GREENFIELD, Indiana - Electronic-cigarette users say they will continue their fight against a ban of the devices in public places, even though their effort Tuesday before the Hancock County Health Board was to no avail.

  • 2 Hutterite colonies report deadly pig virus 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:07 am
  • BILLINGS, Montana - Two Montana pig farms are dealing with a virus that has killed millions of piglets since it was first detected in the United States a year ago.

  • Unvaccinated person with measles in Phoenix area 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:14 am
  • PHOENIX - Maricopa County health officials say an unvaccinated person who has measles may have spread the disease around portions of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

  • Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in South Sudan 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:37 pm
  • JUBA, South Sudan - In a blistering criticism of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21,000 displaced people from a U.N. base to safer grounds before the rainy season.