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  Louisville health officials keeping a close eye on coronavirus

"This is not something we have seen circulating in communities before," the Metro Public Health and Wellness Medical Director said.

ALERT: Asbestos found in children’s makeup palette, Amazon pulls product from site

Flu vaccine not a match for influenza main strain

Flu now widespread in 46 states; numbers drop in Louisville

If you’ve bought Infants’ Tylenol, you may be eligible for part of a $6.3M settlement

Kentucky health officials report first vaping death in the state

  Flu still holding on strong in WAVE country

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FDA recalls depression medication Mirtazapine

Local store owners adjust to sudden change in tobacco purchasing age

Report: More women are in medical school than men right now

Study reveals past and present e-cigarette users’ chance of lung disease

Diabetes drug metformin probed by FDA for potential cancer-causing agent

Study: Hair chemicals and dyes tied to higher risk of breast cancer

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

Kentucky has the highest lung cancer rates in the nation

In Kentucky, the survival rate for lung cancer is just 17.6%.

  Possible chemical culprit found in vaping illness outbreak

The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Kentucky investigating more than 20 lung injury cases potentially linked to vaping

The Kentucky Department for Public Health announced it is investigating 25 cases in the state.

FDA recalls multiple blood pressure medications for potential cancer risk

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

  Kentucky woman, 32, one of longest-surviving, infant heart-transplant recipients

The first AbioCor artificial heart was implanted 18 years ago today in Louisville

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day

Walgreens to increase tobacco buying age

The drugstore will start the new policy in September.

  Feds arrest 60 people, including doctors from OH and KY, in illegal opioid bust

Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs.

Science behind snacking: Why do we eat what we eat?

Have you ever wondered why you eat what you eat? Who hasn’t had an entire bag of chips or one too many cookies? Experts say there is an explanation behind snacking.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

2 cases of mumps confirmed at Indiana University-Bloomington

The mumps vaccine is part of routine childhood shots.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Foods to avoid during the government shutdown

It’s been almost a month since the partial government shutdown began, and some of the cutbacks have been the FDA's food inspection. Experts weigh in on what foods you should avoid while the government is shut down.

  Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Evansville startup appliance grows vegetables on your kitchen counter

A new company in Evansville has a new creation. It’s like a Keurig, but for veggies.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Couple grateful for Apple watch that alerted them to husband’s irregular heartbeat

The man thought he was experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holidays, but his watch alerted him it was actually something much more serious.

Strips that can test for fentanyl touted for overdose-reduction potential

Street drugs have been known to be laced with the powerful opioid, making overdose an even greater risk.

Mediterranean diet is tops

U.S. News and World report has released its list of best diets for 2019, and this year the Mediterranean Diet comes in at the top of the list.

NYC pharmacies can't sell cigarettes starting Jan. 1

New York City pharmacies, and big stores that include pharmacies, won't be allowed to sell cigarettes starting Tuesday

The Latest: WHO warns against Congo 'prolonged insecurity'

The Latest: WHO chief warns against 'prolonged insecurity' in Congo amid Ebola outbreak

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

AP-NORC Poll: Public supports gene editing of embryos to prevent disease but not to create 'designer babies'

Hospital prices are about to be made public in the U.S.

Those prices are expected to be available online Jan. 1.

5-year-old battles condition of the skull

A Newburgh family received news about their two-month-old when she was born that no family ever wants to hear.

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

The legal marijuana industry exploded in 2018, with legalization spreading in the U.S. and across Canada, billions invested in cannabis companies and a cannabis-based drug getting regulatory approval.

Florida woman arrested after committing robbery with toy gun, fleeing on tricycle

According to the Naples Daily News, while being handcuffed, Crisostomo "yelled that she was God" and that "voices were telling her to do things."

Sticking to your New Year’s resolution won’t be too difficult with these 5 tips

While it's easy to pick a New Year's resolution, it's not always as easy to stick with it.

Israel to allow medical marijuana exports

Israel's parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market

Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone

Congo delays Sunday's presidential election for months in Ebola zone, well after inauguration

Thailand's legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

Thailand's legislature has agreed to amend the country's drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as the kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller.

Congolese boy dies in US after surgery for facial tumor

A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face has died after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia

Pope expands efforts to help needy with a health station

The pope's official almsgiver has opened a health station beneath St. Peter's Square to serve the homeless, expanding Pope Francis' efforts to care for the needy living close to the heart of the Roman Catholic Church

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery for 'real-time feedback'

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop

State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak

State audit finds city and county of San Diego failed to quickly contain a hepatitis A outbreak last year that became among the largest of its kind seen in the United States in decades

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood

Obama health law sign-ups beat forecast despite headwinds

Affordable Care Act sign-ups beat expectations and a court ruling that Obama's health law is unconstitutional

US debuts childhood-lead plan that critics say falls short

The Trump administration has released a plan to reduce dangerous lead exposure for millions of American children, but it is already drawing criticism

Glaxo, Pfizer to merge consumer health care divisions

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their consumer health care divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7B)

Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US

A Yemeni mother has won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son

Kate Hudson named WW ambassador and not everyone is happy about it

Kate Hudson was named an ambassador for WW, formerly Weight Watchers.

Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen

Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen

US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

US surgeon general urges swift action to prevent nicotine addiction amid surge in teenage vaping

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released, but only when grades arrive on Friday, a study in Florida suggests

Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

A startup is trying to shake up the health insurance industry with on-demand coverage

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides

4 die in crash of Portuguese medical emergency helicopter

Portuguese authorities say four people have died when a helicopter in the country's medical emergency service crashed

Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

A ruling by a federal judge in Texas declaring the Obama health law unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, putting them in a political quandary.

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city

Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error

Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth

Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

US officials trace E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in California

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Science, ethics and politics spark clash at House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research

With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement

First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people were convicted on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States

UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership."

German coalition tries to resolve dispute over abortion law

Germany's governing coalition is trying to resolve a long-running dispute over a ban on doctors advertising abortions

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day

Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations

U by Kotex Tampons voluntarily recalled after reports of pieces getting stuck inside women’s bodies

Kimberly-Clark, the tampon’s manufacturer, says retailers have been alerted to remove the recalled product from shelves and post a notification in their stores.