A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland.
The Trump administration has weakened offshore drilling safeguards put in place after a 2010 explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 workers and triggered the largest ocean spill in U.S. history.
Hundreds of students, staff and faculty at two Los Angeles universities will be quarantined after being exposed to measles, according officials, the latest development in a resurgence of the highly contagious disease.
D.C. lawmakers introduced emergency legislation Tuesday that would expedite pedestrian and bike safety after a series of fatal traffic crashes.
A simple test using a swab of cells from the inside of your cheek can dramatically improve your medical treatment, and predict whether a drug will help, if you need a different dosage, or if you are at risk of severe side effects.
Suicides in Texas prisons hit a 10-year high of 40 in 2018, and a steady rise in suicide attempts in these state-run facilities alarms prisoner rights advocates. The number of suicide attempts among Texas inmates logged by authorities has nearly tripled in the last decade, climbing from less than 700 in 2009 to nearly 2,000 in 2018.
New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community.
While other countries have reported cases, including Canada, France, Britain and Norway, the size and pattern of the U.S. outbreaks have been more pronounced. More than 550 Americans have been struck this decade. The oldest was 32. More than 90% were children, most around 4, 5 or 6 years old.
Issuing an evacuation notice requires an infrastructure that can effectively manage warning the general public of a dangerous situation.
Report: A viral outbreak that killed 11 children at a nursing home was made worse because those in charge had no outbreak protocol and reacted slowly.