Health News

AP News - Feb 09, 2016 12:40 PM

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.Team chief Stephen Arap Soi denied repo ...more

AP News - Feb 06, 2016 8:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kansas City safety Eric Berry, who missed 10 games the previous season battling lymphoma, then returned to the Chiefs to become an All-Pro, has won The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.Berry's inspirati ...more

AP News - Feb 05, 2016 7:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame ...more

AP News - Feb 05, 2016 2:54 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin.There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body."I've been e ...more

AP News - Feb 05, 2016 12:29 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt says he knew concussions were a risk when he decided to play football, so he's not any more alarmed by the studies of prolonged head trauma suffered by NFL players."I think there's this ...more

AP News - Feb 04, 2016 5:12 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife ...more

AP News - Feb 04, 2016 2:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.Regardless of whether the mosquito-borne virus really causes babies to be born with abnormally sm ...more

AP News - Feb 04, 2016 11:09 AM

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about — microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that i ...more

AP News - Feb 04, 2016 8:55 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country legend Merle Haggard has canceled his shows in February due to health issues caused by pneumonia in both lungs.A statement released by his publicist said the singer-songwriter was still feeling weak from his recen ...more

AP News - Feb 03, 2016 8:13 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.While other Sprint Cup teams — the majority of them based in the Carolinas — will mos ...more