Latest by Mike Stobbe

Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 12
NEW YORK — A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 8
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and...
Published on January 30, 2020 - Page 5
NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small —just a month — but marks at least a...
Published on January 9, 2020 - Page 5
NEW YORK — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in...
Published on January 8, 2020 - Page 9
NEW YORK — About 1 out of 5 high school students in the U.S. say they vaped marijuana in the past year, and its popularity has been booming faster...
Published on December 18, 2019 - Page 10
NEW YORK — About 1 out of 5 high school students in the U.S. say they vaped marijuana in the past year, and its popularity has been booming faster...
Published on December 17, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it’s a different story. Meth is the...
Published on October 19, 2019 - Page 9
NEW YORK — Vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. are still rising, though at a slightly slower pace. Health officials said Thursday there have been 1...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 9
ATLANTA — The flu vaccine turned out to be a big disappointment again. The vaccine didn’t work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the...
Published on August 13, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Prescriptions of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone are soaring, and experts say that could be a reason overdose deaths have stopped...