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Nearly 8 in 10 public pools in CDC study failed routine safety inspections

Summer’s right around the corner, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is here to remind you that there’s nothing like a dip in a public pool – a …


FDA investigates listeria outbreak after frozen food recall

A listeria outbreak that led to a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables is being investigated by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control …


CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy

Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say.


Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects, CDC confirms

The Zika virus is definitely the cause of not just microcephaly but a range of other severe birth defects of the brain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …


Third Zika case in Kentucky confirmed in pregnant woman

The Kentucky Department of Health says it has confirmed the state’s third case of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman.


Sex a bigger problem for Zika virus than first believed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that they’re investigating 12 cases where the women’s only known exposure to the Zika virus was through sex with a male …


Proposal with NFL concussion guidelines gets Idaho panel’s backing

An Idaho legislative panel on Tuesday introduced legislation to comply with the NFL and the Center of Disease Control’s new guidelines on athletic concussions.


Oregon legislators ask CDC for help with Portland air

Three Oregon legislators have appealed to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help assessing the public threat from carcinogens found in Portland’s air.


Male Zika-area travelers should use condoms, CDC advises

U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant …


White House proposes more money to battle heroin epidemic

The Obama administration will propose a significant boost in federal spending to battle the nation’s heroin addiction epidemic when the president unveils his budget recommendations next week.


CDC expands Zika virus alert; 22 destinations on list

Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes. The updated alert issued Friday by …


Second flu-related death reported in Kitsap County

Health officials in Kitsap County are urging flu shots and other prevention strategies after a child died of complications from the flu.


Regulatory inaction persists despite ‘Wild West’ of medical testing

Health care decisions are frequently based on medical tests that are essentially waived from oversight and regulation. Thousands of the “waived tests” have been developed to quickly and cheaply detect …


New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced Friday by the Food and Drug …


Local universities screen students who traveled to Ebola-plagued countries

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola and believe there’s little risk on campus. The Centers …


Local college officials not worried about risk of Ebola on campus

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines for screening students traveling from West African countries because of the Ebola outbreak there. But …


CDC: Too many kids breathe others’ smoke in cars

Texting while driving, speeding and back-seat hanky-panky aren’t all that parents need to worry about when their kids are in cars: Add secondhand smoke to the list.


Survey: 1 in 4 US women victims of sexual assault

It’s a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts in domestic violence don’t find it too …


CDC: 1 in 5 kids had flu-like illness this month

About 1 in 5 U.S. children had a flu-like illness earlier this month — and most of those cases likely were swine flu, according to a new government health survey.


Government finds higher autism rate: 1 in 100

Two new government studies indicate about 1 in 100 children have autism disorders — higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 150.


CDC warns of ‘worst case’ flu

Hundreds of thousands of Americans could die over the next two years if the vaccine and other control measures for the new H1N1 influenza are not effective, and at the …


Scientists call for new approach to swine flu

MILWAUKEE – An international team of scientists led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has produced a highly detailed portrait of the swine flu virus that has killed 211 people …


Obama taps NYC health commissioner to head CDC

President Barack Obama on Friday appointed Dr. Thomas Frieden as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, turning to a health commissioner who led the campaign to ban …


CDC: New virus lacks genes of 1918 killer flu

The new swine flu virus lacks genes that made the 1918 pandemic strain so deadly, a U.S. health official said Friday.


CDC expects swine flu to cause deaths in U.S.

WASHINGTON – As the number of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases jumped from 45 to 66 on Tuesday, a federal health official said it’s only a matter of time before …


No swine flu cases reported in Wash. or North Idaho

President Barack Obama said Monday the threat of spreading swine flu infections is matter of concern but “not a cause for alarm.” The United States and other countries across the …


Diabetes rates soar in Idaho

The number of Idahoans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled in the past decade – outpacing soaring rates of the disease in other states. The numbers are part of a national …