UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water

Published Aug. 22 2019

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research...

Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases

Published Aug. 22 2019

The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than...

Brad Paisley's free Nashville grocery shop lands state grant

Published Aug. 21 2019

A free grocery store in Nashville founded by country star Brad Paisley and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley has landed a $1.5...

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

Published Aug. 21 2019

More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once,...

Club Scene Calendar - Aug. 21-28

Published Aug. 20 2019

AJ'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL — 6238 Bonny Oaks Drive. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Choo Choo Entertainment karaoke, no...

Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law

Published Aug. 20 2019

Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss...

Meth confiscated, dozens arrested in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia

Published Aug. 20 2019

Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds (363 kilograms)...

Alabama boy died in hot car as drugged parents slept

Published Aug. 20 2019

Alabama police said the parents of a 2-year-old boy were under the influence of marijuana when the toddler left the...

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

Published Aug. 20 2019

Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Published Aug. 19 2019

Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump...

Tests find no harmful bacteria in Arizona romaine lettuce; source of last year's E. coli outbreak linked to irrigation water

Published Aug. 19 2019

No pathogenic forms of E. coli or salmonella were found in samples of romaine lettuce grown late last year in...

Heritage Landing residents file lawsuit, say mold caused medical problems

Published Aug. 19 2019

Homeowners in the Heritage Landing subdivision are suing the condominium association, a property management company and subcontractors after suffering respiratory...


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Ask a Doctor: How can I protect my kids from germs at school?

Published Aug. 19 2019

Kids can be the most voracious of germ spreaders.

Ex-Alabama governor accused in sex scandal opens dermatology firm

Published Aug. 19 2019

A former Alabama governor who resigned amid a sex scandal has now opened a dermatology office.

New York pursuing Sacklers' financial records in opioid case

Published Aug. 16 2019

New York officials are demanding that banks and other companies with connections to the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell undergoes surgery to repair shoulder fracture

Published Aug. 16 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has undergone surgery to repair a fracture in his shoulder.

Source confirmed in Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel

Published Aug. 15 2019

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the source of a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a downtown Atlanta...

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

Published Aug. 15 2019

The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to propriety research and other data to researchers...

Carbon monoxide problem discovered in military base housing

Published Aug. 15 2019

A family that went to the hospital with symptoms that suggested carbon monoxide poisoning has led military officials to warn...

Chattanooga's Parkridge Valley uses recreation as a form of therapy for children, teens

Published Aug. 12 2019

Adventure education facilitator David Hoover hiked up the trail that leads to the overlook at Parkridge Valley's Child and Adolescent...

Ask a Doctor: Does my baby need a pacifier?

Published Aug. 12 2019

Q: I have received a variety of pacifiers as gifts at my baby showers but am not sure if starting...


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Nine-year-old girl hospitalized after she tried to save dad who drowned

Published Aug. 12 2019

A 9-year-old girl who tried to save her father from drowning in a Georgia pool is in the hospital. Her...

To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

Published Aug. 10 2019

On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a...