'Brain-eating' amoeba found in 2 Louisiana water systems
Brain-eating amoebas have been detected in two water systems in Louisiana, the state's health department said Thursday . Health officials reassured residents that drinking tap water is still safe and taking precautions in pools and showers can reduce their risk of infection. Health officials
Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase
A spike in infections from a rare parasitic worm in the Hawaiian island of Maui has local health officials concerned about the parasite's potential to spread. A worm called Angiostrongylus cantonensis causes the infection; there is no treatment, and in rare cases, it can be fatal. People who catch
Deadly Meningitis Trial: Ex-pharmacy head convicted of fraud, not guilty of murder
A once-prominent drug executive was convicted today of racketeering and fraud but acquitted of murder for his role running the company that allegedly produced contaminated medicine that caused a deadly outbreak of infections including meningitis in 2012. The jury today returned a mixed verdict in
Mumps Outbreak Reaches 367 Cases in Washington State; Numbers Expected to Rise
An ongoing outbreak of the mumps virus has continued to grow in Washington state, with at least 367 people either diagnosed or suspected of having the mumps, according to the Washington State Health Department. The vast majority of those infected have been school-aged children, according to Paul
CDC Issues New Vaccine Guidelines for Adults
While children in the U.S. are often required to be current on their vaccinations or receive a special waiver in order to attend public school, there is no requirement for adult vaccinations, despite several diseases that continue to present dangers. Public health officials have long struggled to
The Madness of Kings
Part I: The problem with DeMarcus Cousins A white towel clings like Saran Wrap to DeMarcus Cousins' nearly 300-pound body as he makes his way from the shower into the Kings' locker room. It's an hour after the final buzzer, and most of his teammates have long vacated the arc of wood-paneled
At Least 80 Sick in Massive Mumps Outbreak in Washington State
Health officials in Washington State are fighting an outbreak of mumps that has infected 80 people in Spokane, according to the local health department . The outbreak has been ongoing since the end of last year, when two people were reportedly infected with the disease. Of the 80 infections
Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His Battle With HIV: 'I Feel Like I'm Carrying the Torch'
The Golden Globe-winning actor Charlie Sheen opened up about his diagnosis of HIV , saying he feels like he's "carrying the torch" for others battling the disease that causes AIDS. "I feel like I'm carrying the torch," Sheen told ABC News' Michael Strahan in an interview with that aired today on "
Phil Jackson: 'I'm going to follow the plan, and if it doesn't work out, it will be evident'
NEW YORK -- Phil Jackson says he hasn't voted for a president since 1980. After campaigning vigorously on behalf of losing democrats George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, Jackson determined the political system was flawed, perhaps even broken, so he ceased participating. He watched last Tuesday's