| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:31 AM
More than half of U.S. states have confirmed cases of a respiratory illness that has sickened children with symptoms ranging from mild colds to more severe breathing difficulties, according to health officials. As of Monday, 175 people in 27 states had...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Researchers offered two starkly differing forecasts for the future of West Africa on Tuesday, estimating that the Ebola epidemic could either be snuffed out by the end of January, or swell to more than 1.4 million cases, depending on the world’s...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
A database in Kentucky that has tracked potentially dangerous and addictive prescriptions dispensed in the state for the past 15 years has become a national model by helping significantly reduce so-called doctor-shopping for pain drugs.
Federal data show...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions -- when teens know about it and are able to use it.
Of 560 young women deemed at high risk for pregnancy who were given free access to hormonal implants and copper IUDs as part of a study, not a...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 12:15 PM
Would you swallow frozen poop in a pill? What if you were infected by a stubborn strain of Clostridium difficile and suffering from diarrhea bad enough to send you to a hospital?
It may – OK, probably does – sound gross. But researchers...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:18 PM
— Gov. Rick Scott criticized federal health authorities Friday and insisted they rev up preparations to handle potential Ebola cases in Florida.
By Saturday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had agreed to some of Scott's requests...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Fears that the West Africa Ebola outbreak could spread more widely in America have roiled a midterm election campaign that's already taken numerous unexpected detours, putting candidates in a reactive mode at a time when they had hoped to deliver their...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Flu season has officially begun, and though the risk of catching the disease is low this early in the season, health officials emphasize that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot as soon as possible.
"Now is a great time to get vaccinated...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Broward County's busiest court was disrupted Friday and its biggest jail was locked down for four hours after a judge cleared a courtroom because an arrestee allegedly told police he had Ebola.
Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue hazmat responders wearing...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts.
In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself.
But in the second half of his life as...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:46 PM
President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.
Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...