- Minnesota moves to help farmers whose flocks hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers moved quickly on Monday to help turkey farmers beset by a deadly and growing outbreak of bird flu, putting together a patchwork of loan programs and emergency response funding to cover farmers' losses.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Health Dep't confirms outbreak of respiratory illness Updated: May-04-15 2:49 am
FORT MYERS, Florida - The Florida Department of Health is confirming a Lee County outbreak of adenovirus, a highly contagious respiratory illness that commonly causes cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, sore throat and diarrhea.
- UI expects new public health degrees to attract hundreds Updated: May-03-15 10:48 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Public health has been defined by the World Health Organization as "the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society."
- Whatcom health officials say 36 sick from E. coli outbreak Updated: May-02-15 3:43 pm
LYNDEN, Washington - The Whatcom County Health Department says an E. coli outbreak at the Milk Makers Fest left 36 people sick and sent five to the hospital.
- Small West Texas high school sees chlamydia outbreak Updated: May-02-15 1:53 pm
CRANE, Texas - An outbreak of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease, has been reported at a small West Texas high school.
- Indiana reaches out to truck drivers during HIV outbreak Updated: May-01-15 6:31 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana health officials dealing with an HIV outbreak in a rural county are urging truck drivers and others traveling through the outbreak area to avoid risky sexual behavior.
- Branstad declares state of emergency in response to bird flu Updated: May-01-15 6:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.
- Oregon's high vaccine exemption rate drops, officials say Updated: May-01-15 2:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - State health officials say Oregon's vaccine exemption rate has dropped.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-30-15 6:07 am
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said.
- Indiana lawmakers OK needle exchange programs Updated: Apr-29-15 11:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers looking to prevent a repeat of an HIV outbreak that has rocked a southern Indiana county sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence a measure Wednesday that would allow communities to implement needle-exchange programs if they can prove they're in the midst of an epidemic tied to intravenous drug use.
- Jury awards woman $13M for exposure to asbestos in talcum Updated: Apr-29-15 10:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles jury awarded $13 million to a 73-year-old woman who contracted a deadly disease from using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Co.
- Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs Updated: Apr-29-15 10:26 pm
HONOLULU - Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Wednesday.
- Cuomo details NY plan to end AIDS epidemic by 2020 Updated: Apr-29-15 5:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York state will end its AIDS epidemic by 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, vowing to add the virus to the list of largely vanquished killers such as polio and smallpox.
- German measles officially eliminated in North, South America Updated: Apr-29-15 3:49 pm
NEW YORK - German measles is officially gone from North and South America, the first region to rid itself of the disease, health officials announced Wednesday.
- Illinois county does booming business in asbestos lawsuits Updated: Apr-29-15 2:58 pm
EDWARDSVILLE, Illinois - Few of the tourists who drive old Route 66 through this rural Illinois town are aware of its true economic engine: a booming business in asbestos lawsuits that attracts law firms from across the country.
- West Virginia public health impact task force kicks off work Updated: Apr-29-15 2:52 pm
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia - State officials have kicked off a push at redefining the mission of public health in West Virginia.
- Louisiana poultry producers watch Midwest bird flu outbreak Updated: Apr-29-15 11:53 am
MONROE, Louisiana - Poultry producers in Northeastern Louisiana have been monitoring the bird flu outbreak in the Midwest.
- Pressure grows to end blanket bans on gay men blood donors Updated: Apr-29-15 11:16 am
PARIS - The European Union's top court on Wednesday joined a growing chorus of voices questioning whether it still makes sense to forever bar all gay men from donating blood.
- Listeria concerns spark Hy-Vee recall of pasta salad Updated: Apr-29-15 8:23 am
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Hy-Vee Inc. says it is recalling Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta because of a potential listeria contamination.
- Third legislative committee advances California vaccine bill Updated: Apr-28-15 9:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A third panel of state senators has passed a bill mandating that California schoolchildren be vaccinated in an effort to combat recent outbreaks of measles and whooping cough.
- Genetic testing moves into world of employee health Updated: Apr-28-15 8:41 pm
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.
- In path of bird migration, Eastern states see possible flu Updated: Apr-28-15 4:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With bird flu still a significant problem in the Midwest, the East Coast is now bracing for migratory treks of waterfowl that could put numerous states with poultry farms and backyard chicken operations at risk of an outbreak.
- Indiana needle-exchange bill would require proof of epidemic Updated: Apr-28-15 2:04 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana lawmakers are nearing final decisions on a proposal to legalize needle-exchange programs following an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana.
- Education officials checking campuses for recalled ice cream Updated: Apr-28-15 2:01 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia education officials say they're working with the state health department to make sure ice cream products that were recently recalled aren't being served in schools.