Life Expectancy In United States Declines For First Time In DecadesThe decline was unusual for a year that didn't include a major disease outbreak. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an especially nasty flu season.
City Health Department Continues Full Court Press Against Zika With Public ForumThe city health department continued its full court press on the Zika virus with an informational hearing in addition to mosquito monitoring and spraying.
Concerns After Zika Outbreak Prompts Travel Warning For Area Of MiamiThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory Monday after Florida Gov. Rick Scott said there are 10 new infections of the Zika virus, likely transmitted by mosquitoes.
Queens Neighborhoods Sprayed With ‘Duet,’ Travel Warning Issued Amid Zika ConcernsThe CDC has issued a new advisory that says pregnant women should not travel to the so-called Zika "transmission area'' in Florida and pregnant women who live there should take steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual spread of the virus.
Florida Governor: 4 Zika Cases Likely Came From Local MosquitoesGov. Rick Scott said Friday that one woman and three men in Miami-Dade and Broward counties likely contracted the virus through mosquito bites.
CDC, Florida Probing Possible Zika Case From Miami MosquitoThe CDC is working with Florida health officials to investigate what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito in the continental United States.
First Case Of Woman Spreading Zika Through Sex Reported In NYC The new finding prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update its advice in a report issued Friday.
Strain Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found In US For First TimeResearchers have made a startling discovery after a person in the United States had been found to carrying a bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort for the first time.
NY State Health Officials To Attend Zika Summit In AtlantaNew CDC maps now show the two mosquitoes reaching as far as New York City and San Francisco.
CDC Study Shows Mosquitoes Carrying Zika May Spread To New York CityFederal health officials say the mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus may live in a broader swath of the U.S. than previously thought, but that doesn't mean they'll cause disease here.
CDC: Cancer Risk Higher Than Previously Thought For People Exposed To Lumber Liquidators Laminate FlooringThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people exposed to certain types of laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators were three times more likely to get cancer than the agency previously predicted.
Shrinking Seats, Growing Passengers Mean Cramped Conditions On Your Next FlightWith shrinking seats and less leg room, passengers have been feeling cramped on airplanes.