The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) release new guidelines on what pregnant women should do to protect themselves for sexually transmitted Zika virus.
By Larisa Epatko
The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus, and its possible link to an explosion of birth defects in Latin American countries, a public health emergency in need of a coordinated international response on Monday.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In a testy election year likely to see scant collaboration between Republicans and Democrats, there's a glint of hope in Congress for a bipartisan bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction — a deadly, growing problem that…
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is beginning research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is suspected of causing an unusual birth defect as it spreads in Latin America.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
By Laura Santhanam
A new report reveals how little sleep single parents get compared to adults who either live in two-parent households or without children.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Give flu vaccine another chance: This year's version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter's misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.
By PBS NewsHour
New York is facing the largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in its history: eight people have died from the respiratory illness since early July, and nearly 100 cases have been reported. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Dr. Anne Schuchat of…
By PBS NewsHour
Drug-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million people and kill 23,000 each year. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a call to slow the rate of hospital-acquired infections. Gwen Ifill talks to Dr. Michael Bell from…
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.
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