NEW YORK A national retailer sold Chinese-made flooring that emits hazardous levels of formaldehyde, a federal investigation found.
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By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press
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.
NEW YORK The average age of first-time mothers is at an all-time high in the U.S ‚Äî over 26.
The change is largely due to a big drop in teen moms. But more first births to older women also are tugging the number up, said T.J. Mathews of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NEW YORK The twin birth rate hit at an all-time high last year in the United States while the rate for triplets, quadruplets, and higher was the lowest in two decades.
Of the nearly 4 million babies born last year, more than 135,000 were twins. That is about 1 in every 29 babies. In 1980, only 1 in every 53 babies was a twin.
NEW YORK Life expectancy in the United States has stalled for three straight years, the government announced Wednesday.
A child born last year can expect to make it to 78 years and 9 1/2 months ‚Äî the same prediction made for the previous two years.
NEW YORK For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.
One of those gaps has finally closed. Unfortunately for black women, it’s the first one.