Stories tagged: epidemics
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013, 12:03 p.m.
Colo. farmers arrested in fatal listeria outbreak
DENVER (AP) — The owners of a Colorado cantaloupe farm were arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a 2011 listeria epidemic that killed 33 people in one of the nation’s …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, 3:09 p.m.
Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 9:44 a.m.
Study: People worldwide living longer, but sicker
LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 2:27 p.m.
Docs: NYC ban on big, sugary drinks could help
NEW YORK (AP) — The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented …
Tue., Sept. 11, 2012, 1:19 a.m.
Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian men rank as the world’s top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 9:17 a.m.
Ebola outbreak spreads in eastern Congo, kills 15
GOMA, Congo (AP) — Local authorities in eastern Congo say that the population lack of information on Ebola and the traditional practice of washing corpses before funerals are helping the …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 8:08 a.m.
Ebola virus spreads in eastern Congo
GOMA, Congo (AP) — Officials in eastern Congo say the Ebola epidemic has spread to a second center after a woman was contaminated during the funeral of a victim of …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011, midnight
Budget cuts have public health agencies slashing staff, services
The steady erosion of public health funding and services in Washington has spurred a statewide review of how shrinking agencies can adapt to meet the growing needs of communities with …