SALEM, Ore. — House lawmakers approved a measure Thursday ordering schools in Oregon to make public the number of vaccinated students they have enrolled in their classes and to carve out those rates by each disease.
By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press
July 2, 2015 12:29 p.m.
SEATTLE — Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
July 1, 2015 1:02 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Fresh off a Supreme Court victory, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he's "feeling pretty good" about the state of his health care law but pleaded for bipartisan cooperation on ways to make the system work even better.
By JULIA HOROWITZ, Associated Press
June 30, 2015 11:52 a.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer
June 30, 2015 9:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.
By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press
June 29, 2015 9:28 a.m.
CHICAGO — Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also experience other types of assaults, mistreatment and abuse, a big government-funded survey found.
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has since become a concern in South Korea, where at least 20 deaths have been confirmed. Cases of MERS have also been reported recently in the Philippines, China and Thailand.
By Drew Harwell, The Washington Post
June 29, 2015 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Planet Fitness may be one of the strangest gym chains on earth. Decorated in purple and yellow, the gym stocks a plastic jug of free Tootsie Rolls and hosts free "bagel mornings" and "pizza nights" every month. To combat "gymtimidation," trainers will sound a blaring siren if a member grunts or drops a weight, which they call a "lunk alarm."