Byline: By MIKE STOBBE

NEW YORK — The U.S. cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It’s been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report.Lower smoking rates...

NEW YORK — Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are...

NEW YORK  — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.Doctors at Johns Hopkins...

NEW YORK — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they’re drinking less milk, too.Less than one-third of high...

NEW YORK — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.The American...

NEW YORK — The first death has been reported in a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.The death was reported in California...

NEW YORK — The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago.A government...

NEW YORK — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her...

NEW YORK — Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company.The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight week. Only Hawaii has...

Has flu season reached its peak?

1/12/18

NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.It’s been a rough few...

Overdose deaths cut US life expectancy

12/21/17

NEW YORK — U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are...

NEW YORK — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use...

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