Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children
The report seems to confirm health officials’ belief that infections after birth in children are similar to infections in adults — most people don’t feel sick, and some develop only mild symptoms.
Baby born with DNA from 3 people
A new technique that combines DNA from three people was used to prevent the child from inheriting a fatal genetic disease from the mother.
Aboriginal DNA points to an earlier human exodus from Africa
Aboriginal people appear to be the oldest living civilization on the planet outside of Africa.
Man freed after getting head stuck in R.I. jetty while fetching phone
A man who got stuck head-first between two rocks on a Rhode Island jetty while trying to retrieve his cellphone has been rescued with the help of olive oil.
Belgium sees first case of minor being granted euthanasia
A senator said the minor was from Belgium’s Flemish region, but declined to provide further details.
Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia
Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why she’s running to be president. She vowed to close her campaign against Donald Trump by giving Americans “something to vote for, not just against.”
Hillary Clinton says her time off was a ‘gift’
The Democratic nominee said her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why she’s running to be president.
Trump says he supports birth control without a prescription
Donald Trump says he believes women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription.
Doctors: Israel’s Peres showing improvement
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ condition was showing slight improvements after he suffered a major stroke, with his physicians saying Wednesday that he had regained consciousness and squeezed his doctor’s hand, while the nation rallied in prayer and support for the 93-year-old elder statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
Official didn’t publicly report Flint-area disease outbreak
Michigan’s former state epidemiologist acknowledged in a plea deal Wednesday that she was aware of dozens of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area around the same time the city changed its water source, but that she didn’t report it to the general public.
Kissing chickens is bad for your health, CDC warns
A not-insignificant share of poultry-keepers kiss their chickens and allow them into the living room, a trend that’s raising flags for health officials.
Clinton to resume campaign travel Thursday
Hillary Clinton will resume traveling on the campaign trail on Thursday following a bout of pneumonia.
Clinton has a history of ignoring health issues — and paying the price
Hillary Clinton’s “overheated” incident on Sunday follows a long pattern, with Clinton paying a price — both physically and politically.
At rally, Trump supporter punches a protester
A man in the crowd grabbed a male protester around the neck and then punched him. He then slapped at a woman being led out.
Hinckley leaves D.C. mental hospital permanently
The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan has been released more than 35 years after the shooting.
More cases of superbug precursor reported, but no spread
The latest case is a 2-year-old Connecticut girl who was diagnosed earlier this year.
CDC head says US ‘essentially out of money’ to fight Zika
Thomas Frieden warned that the country is “about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly” in the coming months.
California judge restores disabled man’s right to vote
A California judge has restored the voting rights of a former NPR producer who had a traumatic brain injury.
These boots are made for walking: DC elephant gets footwear
An elephant at the National Zoo has received a large pair of shoes to help with her arthritis.
UN changes guidance for travelers to Zika zones
The UN health agency says both men and women should now practice safe sex or abstinence for six months.
How the heroin epidemic choked a W. Va. city
On Aug. 15, responders saved 26 lives. They brought people back to life in apartments, on street corners, in the bathroom of a gas station.
UN says Zika remains global emergency, virus still spreading
Scientists still aren’t sure how big the risk is that pregnant women who catch the virus will give birth to brain-damaged babies.
Was it a miracle?
Mother Teresa was considered a living saint by many, but the story of her miracle has always been treated with skepticism.
US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders
A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.
Germanwings pilot had struggled in flight school
The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had failed a key test of his skills during training in the United States.
Former Boston Marathoner dies while saving her son
It started with a splash and a scream, and then another splash.
2 Orlando hospitals won’t bill nightclub shooting victims
The hospitals that treated victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre are not billing the survivors for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Five new non-travel cases of Zika found in Florida
The Florida Department of Health is allocating another $5 million to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control.
World is closer than ever to eradicating Guinea worm
The final stage of an eradication program can be the most difficult. The biggest obstacle is that Guinea worm is infecting not just people but also dogs.
In NYC, 49 pregnant women had Zika, 1 baby born with defect
Officials say 49 pregnant women have tested positive for Zika in New York City since April, and one baby has been born with microcephaly due to the mosquito-borne virus.
Huge yellow fever vaccination campaign begins in Africa amid fears of global spread
The World Health Organization is embarking on a massive vaccination campaign to stem a deadly yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Congo that public health experts say threatens to expand beyond Africa.
Court bars US from prosecuting medical marijuana cases
A federal appeals court said the Justice Department can’t prosecute if no state laws are broken.
Federal judge blocks Ohio law to divert Planned Parenthood money
The measure was aimed at keeping public money from going to the group.
Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday.
US government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research
The decision to expand research into marijuana’s medical potential could pave the way for the drug to be moved to a lesser category
Americans are still not worried about Zika, poll finds
Zika’s first mosquito-borne transmission in the United States has not sparked alarm for the vast majority of Americans, who do not fear infection by the disease, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Hillary Clinton to call for emergency congressional action against Zika
The Democratic nominee is visiting a health clinic near the Miami neighborhood where 17 cases of locally contracted Zika have been reported.
Kan. boy killed while riding waterslide died of neck injury
Details still remain unclear as to how the 10-year-old boy suffered a fatal neck injury while riding a waterslide.
Schumer says Congress should return from recess to address Zika
The New York Democrat said ongoing work on a vaccine could be jeopardized unless lawmakers act.
Girl who had heart transplant among 5 dead in Pa. murder-suicide
A couple featured in stories about getting medication for a daughter who had a heart transplant were found shot to death in their home.
Murder-suicide note found with 5 dead family members
A couple who faced difficulties getting medication for a daughter were found shot to death along with their three children.
Why breeding bulldogs is borderline inhumane
Bulldogs often have a lot of health problems because we breed them to look a certain way.
10 new Zika cases in Fla. likely caused by mosquitoes
The new cases bring the total of locally-contracted Zika infections in the Sunshine State to 14.
Electricity as medicine
Electroceuticals are new devices that aim to treat medical conditions by interrupting or enhancing the body's electrical system.
‘Zika is now here’: Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US
Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the US mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.
Utah Planned Parenthood pulls condoms with Mormon symbol
Utah’s Planned Parenthood branch won’t hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon youth teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash.
Anti-abortion duo behind Planned Parenthood videos cleared
A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
Wish granted: 6-year-old boy is garbage man for a day
When asked his favorite part of the day, Ethan Dean said it was ‘‘cleaning up garbage.”