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UN health agency aims to wipe out trans fats worldwide
by Mike Stobbe - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.
Birth defects seen in 6 percent of US pregnancies with Zika
by Mike Stobbe - December 15, 2016 - 6:34am
A US study of Zika-infected pregnancies found that 6 percent of them ended in birth defects. The rate was nearly twice as high for women infected early in pregnancy.
Woman found to spread Zika through sex for 1st time
by Mike Stobbe - July 16, 2016 - 4:20am
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
Low risk in all but 4 countries of Olympics-related Zika
by Mike Stobbe - July 14, 2016 - 2:19pm
 The upcoming Olympic games are not likely to have a major impact on the spread of Zika virus, although four developing countries could face a substantially higher risk, according to a new government...
Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list
by Mike Stobbe - July 1, 2016 - 7:00am
Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen kill themselves most often, according to a large new study of workers in the U.S. that showed enormous differences of suicide rates across jobs.
CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects
by Mike Stobbe - June 18, 2016 - 2:00am
Dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there, a top U.S. health official said Friday.
Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex
by Mike Stobbe - June 10, 2016 - 3:00am
The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren't smoking as much, according a government...
What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America
by Mike Stobbe - March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
A rare tropical disease has become epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US
by Mike Stobbe - February 26, 2016 - 5:50pm
Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States, including one who gave birth to a baby with a rare birth defect, health officials said Friday.
14 more US reports of possible Zika spread through sex
by Mike Stobbe - February 23, 2016 - 6:26pm
U.S. health officials are investigating more than a dozen possible Zika infections that may have been spread through sex.
What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America
by Mike Stobbe - January 25, 2016 - 8:02pm
The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and possibly other health issues. 
Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year
by Mike Stobbe - December 3, 2015 - 4:01pm
Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago.
Obesity still rising among US adults, women overtake men
by Mike Stobbe - November 12, 2015 - 10:32am
Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category,...
Too much iced tea caused US man's kidney problems
by Mike Stobbe - April 1, 2015 - 8:30pm
More iced tea?
Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb
by Mike Stobbe - March 6, 2015 - 7:30am
Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males.
Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says
by Mike Stobbe - January 31, 2015 - 3:07am
Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
by Mike Stobbe - October 23, 2014 - 8:38am
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the countr...
Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems
by Mike Stobbe - July 12, 2014 - 2:12am
Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
Study: Teens are drinking less, texting more
by Mike Stobbe - June 13, 2014 - 8:00am
American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome...
US confirms its first case of MERS virus
by Mike Stobbe - May 4, 2014 - 2:41am
US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health...
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