SINGAPORE (AP) -- Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work Tuesday after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years.
GORAKHPUR, India (AP) -- A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season, with officials worried it could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge in San Francisco is considering whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mayor of Portland, Ore., has conceded defeat in an effort to add fluoride to the city's drinking water.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
WAGENINGEN, Netherlands (Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)) -- Mosquitoes infected with the malaria parasite are much more attracted to human odours than uninfected ones, according to a study by a team of scientists.