The University of Pittsburgh says one of its researchers became infected with the Zika virus in a lab accident. The scientist accidentally stuck herself with a needle last month during a Zika experiment.
Fewer teens are smoking cigarettes than ever before, NBC News reports.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that just 11 percent of high school students said they smoked in 2015.
A government survey of risky youth behaviors shows fewer teens are having sex, NBC News reported.
The survey found 41 percent of high school kids said they had ever had sex — down from around 47 percent...
A new map shows mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus can be found in 40 states and Washington, D.C., NBC News reported.
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compiled the new map...
Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 09:17 AM PDT
FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food: Investigators
Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported...
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 05:25 AM PDT
Turkey's President Calls Women Who Work 'Half Persons'
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women who chose work over motherhood are "half persons," NBC News reported.
"A woman who abstains from maternity by saying 'I am working' means that she is actually...
An expectant Mississippi mother, Jordan Thiering, was shocked to find out she couldn't easily keep her placenta after the birth.
"If I can bring my baby home, I should have every right to bring my placenta...
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 at 11:46 AM PDT
Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment Frees Some Families in Pain
Two months before Joe Clark died of colon cancer at age 31, a doctor gently told him it was time to stop treatment.
He had suffered through more than a year of chemotherapy that produced painful sores in...