Adult Smoking Rate Falling Fast In U.S.The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years.
Mosquito Sample Tests Positive Rare VirusThe City of Denton says it found a mosquito infected with a California Serogroup virus this month.
Could Zika Increase Push For Birth Control & Abortion?There is little doubt that Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
Monkey Bars Alert: Playground Concussions Are On The RisePlayground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved.
CDC Says Zika Virus Undoubtedly Causes Birth DefectsHealth officials on Wednesday said that there is no longer any doubt that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects. Experts had previously been cautious about making a definitive link.
Officials Call Zika "Scarier Than We Initially Thought"The more researchers learn about the Zika virus, the scarier it appears, federal health officials said Monday as they urged more money for mosquito control and to develop vaccines and treatments.
White House To Transfer Ebola Funds To Fight Zika VirusCongressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus.
No Change In Autism Rate Among U.S. KidsA government report released Thursday shows no change in how common autism is among U.S. children. About 1 in 68 kids have autism or related disorders. That's the same as it was when health officials checked two years ago.
DCHHS Reports 4th Zika Virus Case In Dallas CountyThe 55-year-old non-pregnant patient lives in DeSoto and had traveled to El Salvador.
Highland Park To Conduct Mosquito Ground Spraying This WeekendThe recent unseasonably warm weather contributed to an earlier than normal increase in the mosquito population.
CDC: Flu Vaccine Nearly 60 Percent EffectiveThis finding is comparable to past estimates for similar flu seasons.
CDC: 14 More Reports Of Possible Zika Spread Through Sex In U.S.The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who may have infected their female sex partners, who had not traveled to those areas.