Health Jan 08For 25 years, the U.S. cancer death rate has fallen. Here’s why
NEW YORK — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths. Advances in early detection and treatment also…
Health Dec 10Mysterious paralyzing illness affecting children reached record number, health officials say
It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to move their face, neck, back, arms or legs. The symptoms tend to occur about a week after the children had a fever and respiratory illness.
Health Nov 15FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes
The move represents a major step to further push down U.S. smoking rates, which have been falling for decades.
Health Nov 13E-cigarette company limits sales of some flavors to discourage underage use
E-cigarettes are generally considered a less dangerous alternative to regular cigarettes, but health officials have warned the nicotine in them is harmful to developing brains.
Nation Jun 28More Americans exercise, but more U.S. adults also edge closer to obesity, survey says
If more Americans are exercising, how can more also be getting fatter?…
Health Jun 14Fewer U.S. teens smoke, have sex, do drugs or drink milk, CDC says
The survey out Thursday found less than one-third of high schools students drink a glass of milk a day. About two decades ago, it was nearly half.
Health Jun 015 dead, nearly 200 sickened from romaine lettuce outbreak
The Arizona growing season is long over and it's unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people's homes. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.
Health May 14UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide
The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
Nation Feb 15Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse
The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.
Health Feb 09This flu season is now as bad as the 2009 swine flu
It's also surpassing every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu.