Medical News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The World Health Organization says the Zika virus that's suspected of causing birth defects is likely to spread to every country in the Americas where the mosquito that carries it can be found: that's everywhere except for Canada and continental Chile. Sunday'...
BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit allege Philip Morris manufactured a...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has reported its second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, detected in a 71-year-old man from Oman who arrived in Bangkok on Friday. Thailand's Public Health Ministry announced Sunday that the man is in stable condition at an...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and police. So...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on life-support. The Zika virus has...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans could be forgiven for thinking that several years of fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights, which helped Democrats win several elections in this socially liberal swing state, were behind them. Then, last year a pregnant...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC said 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak since July after eating salads sold...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 12 people in six states have been hospitalized in the outbreak. Salads have been sold under the names Dole,...
SEBRING, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district canceled classes Friday after officials issued an advisory that said children and pregnant women shouldn't drink tap water from a village system because of elevated levels of lead and copper found during tests at a handful of homes...