Study: New Strain Of Polio-Like Virus Leading To Paralysis In ChildrenA new strain of a polio-like virus may be leading to paralysis in children
CDC: Nasty Flu Season Has Peaked, is RetreatingA new report shows this winter's nasty flu season has peaked and is clearly retreating.
Tests Reveal Baltimore Child Does Not Have MeaslesBaltimore health officials announced Thursday that a 12-month-old child does not have the measles.
Flu Vaccine Not Working Well; Only 23 Percent EffectiveAs predicted, this year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn't include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
CDC: Flu Season Continues to Worsen, Could Peak this MonthThe flu is now widespread in all but seven states, and hospitalization rates match the dismal season two years ago. While health officials fear this will be an unusually bad year, it's too soon to say.
CDC: Md, Va. Among 22 States Seeing High Levels of Flu VirusThis season's flu outbreak has reached the epidemic level, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports it's expected to get even worse.
Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 DeathsHealth 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.
CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For ItU.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
Top US Health Official: Clinical Trials Of Possible Ebola Vaccine Will Start Soon In West AfricaA top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.
CDC Director: 'Still Real Possibility Other People With Ebola Will Be Diagnosed In US'Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn't letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.
Australia First Nation To Issue Visa Ban On Ebola-Ravaged West African NationsThe federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.
White House: 'I Guess You Can Take That Up With James Madison' On Why There's No Binding Federal Ebola PolicyFor Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn't forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers.
3 Hospitals Designated for Md. Ebola PatientsMaryland officials say anyone who's diagnosed with Ebola in the state would be treated at one of three hospitals — one of them in Washington — if a federal facility is not available.
Obama: 'We're Cautiously Optimistic' About Containing Ebola In USPresident Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.
Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Don't Think Their Local Hospital Could Safely Treat Ebola CaseMost Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.