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.
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.