NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before….
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining….
Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill….
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles….
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and clinic officials said….
Across the nation, abortion-rights activists are closely following Monday's appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs….
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus….
PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January….
SEATTLE (AP) — Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table….
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities are reporting that five babies have been born in the country this year with microcephaly associated with the rapidly spreading Zika virus….