Health

Behind the spread of the Zika virus is a tiny menace that just won't go away. It's called the Aedes aegypti (AYE'-dees uh-GYP'-tie), a species of mosquito that has played a villainous role in public health history and defeated attempts to wipe it out. The mosquito is behind the...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 2 p.m. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has issued a statewide mosquito declaration following the news that South Florida has the first four cases in the U.S. mainland of the Zika virus...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Worried that Swedes aren't having enough sex, the government wants to analyze the bedroom activities of its citizens in a major new study. It's been 20 years since the last in-depth study of the sex habits of the Scandinavian welfare state, so Public Health...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed...
HONOLULU (AP) — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need. The Army and other military branches are conducting research into how military...
LONDON (AP) — If you spend all day sitting on your rear end, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk — just make sure you can spare at least an hour. Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of "...
NEW YORK (AP) — Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four. The cases have raised the possibility that mosquitoes in the U.S. have begun to spread the virus,...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball. The health insurer told analysts Wednesday that it is preparing to fight the government's move to...
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died. Rauner visited the Illinois Veterans...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor homered twice, A.J. Griffin pitched into the sixth inning and the Texas...
DALLAS (AP) — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward...
NEW YORK (AP) — A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the...
TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki each hit solo home runs in the first inning,...
TORONTO (AP) — Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki each hit solo home runs in the first inning,...
DALLAS (AP) — The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his...