Federal health officials reported Thursday an additional 109 cases of cyclospora infection in an ongoing outbreak linked to McDonald's salads that began in May.
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In hospitals, one bacterial species is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in hand sanitizers, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring public schools to allow parents to administer medical marijuana at school to eligible children.
A local hospital's neonatal intensive care unit has gotten level 3 approval from the state of Kentucky, meaning it's equipped to care for small, premature or critically ill newborns.
In the United States, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A national organization says will hold an event in Paducah to help raise awareness, and you can help.
In light of a new state report that shows the number of overdose deaths in Kentucky has increased, a former addict at a Paducah recovery center shares his story of his journey to get clean.
Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are increasing despite a drop in opioid prescriptions and heroin use.
Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after repeated failures.
A Kentucky mall has closed its food court to sanitize after a health department received more than 150 reports of illnesses that were mostly from people who had eaten at the food court.
A clinical trial due to the deaths of 11 babies from a lung disease after their mothers were treated with the drug sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, while pregnant.
The hepatitis A vaccine has been recommended since 2006, but is now a requirement for every student in Kentucky.
U.S. health officials are warning people to avoid certain foods due to ongoing unrelated outbreaks of intestinal infections caused by bacteria, viruses and even parasites lurking in some of our food.
Bayer will no longer distribute or sell the Essure permanent birth control device in the United States after Dec. 31.
Medicaid will cover dental and vision care again in Kentucky.
A Southern Illinois community found the first batch of mosquitoes with West Nile virus this year.
Researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy.
A Missouri program that designates hospitals as stroke, heart attack and trauma centers is in limbo.
A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure has been announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
With another hot weekend on the way, the staff at Crossings Jonathan Creek told Local 6 how campers stay safe in the blistering weather.
The US Food and Drug Administration announced Friday its approval of the first drug to treat smallpox.
Kentucky now has more than 1,000 reported cases of hepatitis A, the most of any state in the country.
What can be done to prevent substance abuse among young people? That was a major focus of Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner Jeffrey Howard's visit to Paducah.
Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company were indicted on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring, forcing miners to work in conditions that can lead to black lung disease.
Tennessee authorities say E. coli bacteria caused the sickness that affected more than 500 people at a zipline attraction.