Stories tagged: health
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 10:41 a.m.
Suit: Man fired for doubting 9/11 memorial safety
NEW YORK (AP) — A former manager at the Sept. 11 memorial was fired for raising health and security concerns at one of the most security-conscious places in the world, …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 10:13 a.m.
Fungus blamed for meningitis rarely causes trouble
NEW YORK (AP) — The fungus blamed for causing a meningitis outbreak in several states is mostly everywhere. It floats in the air, indoors and outdoors — and only very …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 8:44 a.m.
Salmonella confirmed in peanut butter plant
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has found salmonella in a New Mexico plant that produces nut butters for national retailer Trader Joe’s and several other …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 3:03 a.m.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. US JOBLESS RATE TAKES UNEXPECTED TURN
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 1:30 a.m.
Clinics rush to warn patients of tainted steroid
NEW YORK (AP) — Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been contaminated with a …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 12:32 a.m.
Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 5:01 p.m.
Idaho received shipments of contaminated steroid
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal health officials say Idaho is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 3:32 p.m.
Hundreds seen at risk in meningitis outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — The potential scope of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least five people widened dramatically Thursday as health officials warned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 1:23 p.m.
Oklahoma to end Planned Parenthood contracts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa that for 18 years has allowed them to provide food and nutritional counseling to …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 11:59 a.m.
FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis
NEW YORK (AP) — The government is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from the specialty pharmacy that made the steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. An …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 11:48 a.m.
Health officials urge doctors to avoid all products from Mass. company in meningitis outbreak
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials urge doctors to avoid all products from Mass. company in meningitis outbreak.
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 11:24 a.m.
Outbreak spotlights risks from custom-mixed drugs
Two people blinded in Washington, D.C., in 2005. Three dead in Virginia in 2006 and three more in Oregon the following year. Twenty-one dead polo horses in Florida in 2009. …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 8:37 a.m.
Outbreak spotlights safety of custom-mixed drugs
Custom-mixed medicines like the steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak have long been a source of concern, and their use is far wider than many people realize. These medicines …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 5:06 a.m.
Rare US meningitis outbreak grows; 4 dead, 22 sick
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned. …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 1:43 a.m.
4 dead from rare meningitis, more cases expected
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials are expecting to find more cases of a rare and deadly form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Doctor K: Annual eye exam crucial for diabetics
DEAR DOCTOR K: I was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Can you explain how diabetes affects vision? DEAR READER: Both of the common types of diabetes, Type 1 (which …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 3:42 p.m.
Rare meningitis cases at 26 in 5 states, 4 deaths
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
Secret Cold War tests in St. Louis raise concerns
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Doris Spates was a baby when her father died inexplicably in 1955. She has watched four siblings die of cancer, and she survived cervical cancer. After …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 1:43 p.m.
Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns
WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 1:39 p.m.
Rare meningitis cases up to 26 in 5 states, 4 die
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis has now sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections, health officials said Wednesday. …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 1:32 p.m.
Ore. pot measure struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As marijuana legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington pick up steam, a similar push in Oregon seems to be going up in smoke. More than $4 …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 12:47 p.m.
Specialist says more meningitis cases likely
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An infectious diseases specialist at Vanderbilt University says he believes the country will see more cases of a rare fungal meningitis in the upcoming weeks. Dr. …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
FDA: Farm tied to salmonella outbreak was unclean
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal inspector found two strains of salmonella and unclean conditions at an Indiana cantaloupe farm’s fruit-packing plant during visits following a deadly outbreak linked to its …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 1:58 a.m.
Report: Some dietary supplements illegally labeled
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of weight loss and immune system supplements on the market are illegally labeled and lack the recommended type of scientific evidence to back up their …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2012, 9:12 p.m.
Baby bust continues: US births down for 4th year
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell for the fourth year in a row, the government reported Wednesday, with experts calling it more proof that the weak economy has continued …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2012, 9:05 p.m.
Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause
A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 3:30 p.m.
Shootings expose cracks in US mental health system
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Engeldinger’s parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 2:29 p.m.
Ban on gay ‘conversion’ therapy to be challenged
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights advocates are making plans to get other states to join California in banning psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight, even as opponents prepared …
Mon., Oct. 1, 2012, 8:55 a.m.
Peanut butter recall includes major retailers
WASHINGTON (AP) — A recall of peanut butter and other nut products has some of the country’s largest grocery stores pulling store-brand products off their shelves. New Mexico-based Sunland Inc. …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, 10:51 p.m.
California law bans gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he …