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  • Blue Bell suspends operations at Oklahoma ice cream plant

    Blue Bell Ice Cream announced Friday that it has suspended operations at an Oklahoma production facility that officials had previously connected to a foodborne illness linked to the deaths of three people. "We are taking this step out of an abundance...
  • Imported drug-resistant stomach bug spreading in US

    A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said Thursday. Many cases were traced to people who had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic,...
  • Behind the wheel: 3 of 4 teens drive, fewer in bigger cities

    A new government study finds about 3 out of 4 older teens are driving, but rates vary widely by state and city. Hawaii had the lowest percentage of teen drivers, at 53 percent. North Dakota and South Dakota had the largest proportions, at about 90...
  • An old new way to combat HIV

    An old new way to combat HIV
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections...
  • NCAA tourney bracket bets hit $9 billion

    NCAA tourney bracket bets hit $9 billion
    An estimated $9 billion will be wagered this week by 40 million Americans filling out their NCAA college basketball tournament brackets, according to the American Gaming Association. That's far more money than the $6.9 billion the U.S. spends on the...
  • Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says

    Vaccine refusal helped fuel Disneyland measles outbreak, study says
    Although epidemiologists have not yet identified the person who brought measles to Disneyland, a new analysis shows that the highly contagious disease has spread to seven states and two other countries thanks to parents who declined to vaccinate their...
  • Aid workers returning to U.S. to be monitored after possible Ebola exposure

    Aid workers returning to U.S. to be monitored after possible Ebola exposure
    Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said several Americans who may have been exposed to Ebola...
  • Officials: Listeriosis in ice cream not cause of 3 deaths, may be factor

    Officials: Listeriosis in ice cream not cause of 3 deaths, may be factor
    A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday. But listeriosis didn't cause the deaths, according to Kansas...
  • Three deaths linked to tainted ice cream in Kansas, prompting recall

    Three deaths linked to tainted ice cream in Kansas, prompting recall
    Three patients at a Kansas hospital have died after eating Blue Bell ice cream tainted with listeria, but food-borne illness was not the sole cause of their deaths, health officials said Saturday. “These people had been in and out of the...
  • Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you

    Obama to drug-resistant superbugs: We are coming after you
    The Obama administration is taking fresh aim at antibiotic-resistant superbugs, a growing cadre of microscopic foes that threatens to undermine public health and economic security throughout the world. The White House on Friday unveiled a five-year plan...
  • White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly. Repeated exposure to antibiotics can lead germs to become resistant to the drugs, so...