Latest by Mike Stobbe

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...
Published on August 6, 2019 - Page 9
NEW YORK — U.S. drug overdose deaths had been most common in Appalachia and other rural areas in recent years, but they are back to being more...
Published on July 23, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding...
Published on June 4, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it’s not...
Published on May 29, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New...
Published on May 8, 2019 - Page 7
NEW YORK — Quarantines in California. Fines in New York City. Orders for some people to avoid public places in Rockland County, New York. As an...
Published on April 18, 2019 - Page 11
NEW YORK — Health officials say ground beef is the likely source of a food poisoning outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in six states....
Published on April 8, 2019 - Page 5
NEW YORK — Sniffling, sore-throated kids seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a...
Published on March 5, 2019 - Page 8
NEW YORK — Too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older, according to a...