SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The FBI says it still has not made any arrests after searching a downtown Spokane apartment as part of an investigation into the discovery of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin. The letters were postmarked last Tuesday in Spokane and
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.
Among the preliminary regulations: They want to track marijuana
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.
Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much salt, not
WASHINGTON (AP) - A fundraising push by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is drawing criticism from a key Senate Republican who questions whether she has a conflict of interest.
HHS spokesman Jason Young confirms that Sebelius in recent weeks has asked various charitable
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wrigley says it is taking a new caffeinated gum off the market temporarily as the Food and Drug Administration investigates the safety of added caffeine.
The company said Wednesday that it has stopped new sales and marketing of Alert Energy
By JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The message was one of thrift and austerity, but the messenger was opulence incarnate.
Britain's Conservative-led government on Wednesday announced a modest program of legislation to tighten immigration rules, curb welfare expenses, encourage
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers who don't have it now.
Saying they hoped that requiring sick
NBC.COM - Reports of a new "sex superbug" threatening the U.S. aren't true, public health officials say, even as they reiterate worries about the rise of drug-resistant gonorrhea.
"The sky is not falling -- yet," said Dr. Kimberly Workowski, a professor of infectious disease at Emory
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the
CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) - Idaho public health officials are alerting recent customers of a Chubbuck pizzeria that one of its employees tested positive for Hepatitis A, a liver disease that can be transmitted through contaminated food. The Idaho State-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/