Health Jul 17Number of U.S. overdose deaths appears to be falling
Overdose deaths had been climbing each year since 1990, topping 70,000 in 2017.
Nation Apr 29U.S. measles cases top 700
The updated national tally has already eclipsed the total for any full year since 1994, when 963 cases were reported.
Health Apr 24U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, apparently pushing this year's nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. That would make 2019 the worst year for measles since…
Health Apr 22Measles cases rise to 626 driven by New York outbreak
Health officials say 71 more cases were reported last week, with 68 of them from New York.
Health Apr 15U.S. measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York
Cases have surged again, and are on pace to set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.
Health Apr 01This year’s U.S. measles cases have already surpassed 2018’s total
There have been 387 cases through March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday. There were 372 last year.
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.