What we know so far about the US vaping illness outbreak

Published Sep. 10 2019

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and...

Census Bureau's annual report shows low unemployment, but larger share of uninsured Americans

Published Sep. 10 2019

The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage...

Mother charged with neglect after 42-pound teen son dies

Published Sep. 10 2019

A Milwaukee mother is facing neglect charges after the medical examiner determined her 42-pound teenage son died of severe malnutrition.


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UK worries Brexit could bring 'chlorinated chicken' from US

Published Sep. 10 2019

Could Brexit bring America's "chlorinated chicken" to the United Kingdom?

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients' abortion drugs

Published Sep. 10 2019

An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking...

Planned Parenthood to close 2 Ohio health clinics

Published Sep. 10 2019

Planned Parenthood will close two Cincinnati health centers that together serve more than 6,000 patients a year.

State health agency suspends admissions to Chattanooga assisted care living facility

Published Sep. 10 2019

Health officials have ordered the Terrace at Mountain Creek assisted care living facility in Chattanooga not to admit any new...

9 Florida students hospitalized for eating 'THC-laced candy'

Published Sep. 9 2019

Authorities say nine students from a Florida charter school ate marijuana-infused candy and were hospitalized with stomach pains.

Bathroom privacy up in smoke as Alabama school combats vapes

Published Sep. 9 2019

An Alabama high school has decided to remove some of the doors from its bathroom stalls in an effort to...

18-month-old may not survive suspected child abuse

Published Sep. 9 2019

Alabama authorities say a couple has been accused of abusing an 18-month-old, who may not survive.

Survivors' advice for others touched by shootings: Seek help

Published Sep. 7 2019

"People are still struggling."

Freeze, can, pickle, dry? Ways to preserve summer produce

Published Sep. 7 2019

In the last warm weeks of summer, it's hard to imagine that today's tomatoes, corn, peaches and other late-summer bounty...

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt 'corn syrup' labels

Published Sep. 6 2019

Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup.

Nebraska residents dealing with manganese water problem

Published Sep. 6 2019

Columbus residents are being urged to use filtered or bottled water if they provide infants with baby formula, given the...

In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state's air rating

Published Sep. 6 2019

Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the...

US health officials report 3rd vaping death, repeat warning

Published Sep. 6 2019

U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down...

Some 9/11 firefighters may have higher heart risks now

Published Sep. 6 2019

Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 attacks seem to...

Surging prescriptions, deaths: Australia faces opioid crisis

Published Sep. 6 2019

Half a world away from the opioid epidemic ravaging the United States, Australia is facing a crisis of its own,...

New push for racial equality in the marijuana trade

Published Sep. 5 2019

Black entrepreneurs who say people of color are being shut out of the lucrative marijuana trade are joining forces to...

Missouri high school sophomore dies after football practice

Published Sep. 5 2019

A high school football player has collapsed and died after practice in southwest Missouri.

Georgia shelter quarantines dog area for parvovirus

Published Sep. 5 2019

The dog area of a Georgia animal shelter is under quarantine after three puppies tested positive for the highly contagious...


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Johns Hopkins opens new center for psychedelic research

Published Sep. 5 2019

Since childhood, Rachael Petersen had lived with an unexplainable sense of grief that no drug or talk therapy could entirely...

Oregon death is second linked to vaping, first tied to pot shop

Published Sep. 4 2019

Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used...