Medical News

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported cases were widespread in 29 states last week. If the trend continues, it could bring...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says investigators are trying to determine the specific brands that were involved. But...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are warning consumers to wait for more...
If you've been feeling under the weather in recent days or weeks, an Austin doctor says it could be caused by something you paid for and brought into your home. Dr. Miller also says "There are more than 50 varieties of mold that can grow on the leaves and the needles of the...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Teng Kunthy, head...
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again amid a case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support. Irish media reported Thursday that family members want to turn off the woman's life support systems but doctors are refusing because the...
LONDON (AP) — The European Court of Justice says obesity can be a disability, a ruling that could have consequences for employers across the continent. The court ruled Thursday in the case of a Danish child-minder who says he was unfairly fired for being fat. The court said if...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a New Jersey-based dietary supplements company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements. Barry Steinlight pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud...