Ricketts approves bill to encourage organ donations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organ donor statuses on Nebraska driver's licenses will remain in effect until a citizen asks to change it.

Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a measure Thursday to change current state law, which...

Assembly to vote on drug treatment dollars

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Drug treatment and diversion programs would get an additional $2 million annually under a bill the state Assembly is set to take up.

The money would come out of the state Department of...

Calvin College gets $1 million for science, nursing programs

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Calvin College has received a $1 million gift for its science and nursing programs.

The Grand Rapids school says the estate of the late Dr. Bernard "Bernie" and Lorraine Goris...

Can people with heart problems still practice hot yoga?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Studies have long shown the health benefits of yoga, but a Miami cardiologist is conducting a study to determine whether hot yoga improves vascular function and blood flow, especially for...

NY confirms flu cases in 44 counties, all NYC boroughs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's health commissioner has declared influenza prevalent in the state, requiring health care workers who aren't vaccinated against it to wear masks in areas where patients are typically...

Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.

Kerrie...

Venezuela says 3 dead from Zika complications

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has announced the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country.

President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday that at least three people have died in Venezuela due...

AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

LONDON (AP) — Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the...