CDC: All Woman Of Child-Bearing Age Shouldn’t Drink Unless They're On Birth ControlThe newest recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control is that all women of child-bearing age should not drink alcohol unless they’re taking birth control.
Sexually-Transmitted Zika Case Confirmed In TexasHealth officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.
Unpleasant Shigella Bacteria Going Around, Sometimes Antibiotic ResistantHealth officials are warning of a stomach virus going around lately.
Allegheny Co. Health Department: Number Of Flu Cases Rises To 2,300The Allegheny County Health Department says 2,300 flu cases have now been reported.
Doctors Say Flu Shot Still Worth ItThe Centers for Disease Control says 43 states, including Pennsylvania, are facing high or widespread flu activity.
Doctor Separates Enterovirus Facts From Hype There is a lot of hype and speculation surrounding the Enterovirus D68, so the KDKA Afternoon News looks to help set the record straight.
Erie Co. Reports 2 More Confirmed Cases Of Enterovirus D68 A respiratory virus is affecting children across the country and experts say this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Health Dept. Confirms 4 Cases Of Enterovirus D68 In Pa. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Health have confirmed three cases of the respiratory illness, Enterovirus 68, in the state.
Many Patients Being Misdiagnosed With AsthmaAsthma is a lifelong disease that can cause wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, but experts say not everyone diagnosed with asthma actually has it.
Casey Calls On CDC To Review All Local Legionnaires' Cases A sixth death from legionella bacteria -- possibly linked to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh -- has prompted U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to call on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to re-examine all cases of legionnaire's disease in the Pittsburgh area.
U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing On VA Legionnaires OutbreakA Congressional committee is looking into the recent Legionnaires' outbreak at several Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals.
CDC: Leafy Vegetables Most Likely To Blame In Food-Related IllnessesLeafy greens are good for you, right? They are, if they are well-washed. The CDC has published which foods are most linked to outbreaks, and leading the pack is produce, which causes nearly half the illnesses.