NEW YORK — Birth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.
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By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report.
White women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
NEW YORK — High school students who get too little sleep‚Äî or too much ‚Äî are also more likely to drive drunk or take other risks, according to government researchers.
NEW YORK — Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows.
NEW YORK U.S. health officials are investigating more than a dozen possible Zika infections that may have been spread through sex.
The 14 cases all involve men who visited areas with Zika outbreaks, and who many have infected their female sex partners, who had not travelled to those areas.
NEW YORK A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found.
NEW YORK U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.
NEW YORK A sexually transmitted case of Zika in Texas has scientists scrambling to understand how much of a risk infection through sex is for the usually mosquito-spread illness.
Experts still stress that mosquitoes are the main culprit in the Zika epidemic menacing Latin America and looming over the United States.
NEW YORK Pregnant women should avoid travelling to Latin America and Caribbean countries that have outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects, health officials said Friday.