Health Dec 06U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus
The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years.
Health Nov 26Vitamin E acetate could be culprit in vaping illnesses, study suggests
Nearly 2,300 Americans who vape have gotten sick since March, many of them teens and young adults, according to a recent tally by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 47 people have died.
Health Nov 13Superbug deaths in the U.S. decline, but the fight is far from over, experts warn
The decline is mainly attributed to an intense effort in hospitals to control the spread of particularly dangerous infections.
Health Nov 08Health officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses
The compound — vitamin E acetate — was previously found in liquid from electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices used by many of those who got sick.
Health Sep 27CDC says THC products may be linked to illnesses tied to vaping e-cigarettes
The investigation is ongoing. No single device, ingredient or additive has been identified.
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.