• Rhode Island health officials warn of suspected measles case

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning of a suspected case of measles in an infant from Barrington, but says there is no public health threat because everyone who came into contact with the child has been treated. Christina Batastini, a spokeswoman...

  • Study sees positive gains from 2012 prescription drug law

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Prescriptions for painkillers and doctor-shopping by pill seekers have decreased since Kentucky passed legislation targeting prescription drug abuse, according to a University of Kentucky study. The law passed during a special session in 2012 expanded the state's...

  • Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life. Yet...

  • 2nd West Nile case of 2015 reported in Mississippi

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Health officials in Mississippi say the state's second West Nile virus case for 2015 has been reported in Adams County. The state health department said Monday in a news release that one other case of the mosquito-borne virus was reported last week in Hinds...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The (Medford) Mail Tribune, July 21, on supporting the use of electric vehicles: Official statistics indicate state-installed fast-charging stations for electric vehicles have recorded 30,000 uses in three years. That might sound impressive, but a closer look reveals traffic on the...

  • No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State environmental officials have not found West Nile virus in the latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island. The state Department of Environmental Management said Monday that 124 mosquito samples from 29 traps set statewide during the week of July 13...

  • Insanity defense weighed for mom charged with killing kids

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for a Connecticut woman charged with killing her two children by poisoning them with antihistamines say they are considering an insanity defense. Thirty-six-year-old LeRoya Moore appeared Monday in New Haven Superior Court. Public defender Scott Jones...

  • Key suspect says he won't testify at Litvinenko inquiry

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — A British judge investigating the death from radioactive poisoning of former Russian security agent Alexander Litvinenko accused a key suspect Monday of manipulating the inquiry by agreeing to testify, then refusing at the last minute. Russian businessman Dmitry Kovtun...

  • Ohio's infant mortality rate sees slight drop, tops nation's

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's infant mortality rate declined slightly in 2013, though it continues to far exceed the national average, according to state health data released Monday. Infant mortality is measured as deaths of live-born babies before their first birthdays. The three...

  • Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Each time mental illness is cited as a possible factor in a high-profile mass killing, there's a collective sigh among mental health professionals. Even as they see an opportunity for serious discussions of problems and remedies, they also worry about setbacks to efforts to...

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