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Health News

FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure

FDA discourages electronic fibroid procedure due to risk of cancer spread in some women

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:39pm EDT

FDA OKs Merck tablet to reduce ragweed allergies

FDA approves 2nd Merck tablet to reduce immune response to allergies, this time for ragweed

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:35pm EDT

Fish found with mercury in remote Western regions

Scientists: Mercury found in game fish from remote lakes, streams of Western states

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 07:27pm EDT

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

New CBO report projects costs of health care program to dip slightly

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:30pm EDT

West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives

Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives, according to UN health agency

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to rat poison, suffering from mange

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:24pm EDT

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Medical marijuana measure in Florida a key test of pot's political potency for Democrats

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 05:21pm EDT

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

New infections in Gulf, spread to Asia, raise concerns about efforts to contain MERS virus

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:38pm EDT

Bills great Kelly hoping to spend weekend at home

Hall of Fame QB Kelly planning to spend weekend in Buffalo as break from cancer treatments

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 08:30pm EDT

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the US and abroad

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 06:10pm EDT

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Former players sue NHL, alleging league hid risks of concussions; third such suit filed

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Mizeur calls for legal physician-assisted suicide

Gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur calls for Md. to legalize physician-assisted suicide

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

Forgetting to take your medicine? Smartphone apps help patients remember and track doses

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 02:01pm EDT

Smartphone apps remind patients to take their meds

Have trouble remembering to take your medicine? Try apps for personal reminders, other help

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Rabid cat bites 2 people in Norfolk

Norfolk health officials canvass neighborhood for potential exposure after rabid cat bites 2

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:30pm EDT

Alicia Silverstone out with book 'Kind Mama'

Labor pains? More like labor of love: Silverstone has 'Kind' approach to pregnancy and babies

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:17pm EDT

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane; program popular with poor, maddening to critics

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 09:50am EDT

Ex-radiology tech filed false mammogram results

Ex-Ga. radiology technician pleads guilty to entering inaccurate mammogram results

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 07:30pm EDT

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:20pm EDT

Community health fair set in Richmond

Student Government Association sponsoring community health fair in Richmond

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:40am EDT

More than 100 get virus on California cruise

Norovirus cases aboard California ship pass 100; most have recovered, cruise goes on

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:10am EDT

Cover Oregon narrows exchange future to 2 options

Oregon narrows options for troubled health exchange to 2, including linking to federal site

Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:50am EDT

Feds investigate chopper crash on hospital roof

Federal investigators scour New Mexico hospital rooftop for clues to cause of chopper crash

Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:20am EDT

Judge: California mistreating mentally ill inmates

Judge says pepper-spraying, isolation violate rights of mentally ill inmates in California

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 10:10pm EDT

Nemours Foundation sues United Healthcare entities

Nemours Foundation sues United Healthcare entities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 08:28pm EDT

Ex-NHL players sue league in NY over concussions

In a second lawsuit, former NHL players sue league over concussions

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 07:40pm EDT

More illnesses aboard Princess cruise ship

Additional passengers sick aboard Princess cruise ship sailing to ports in California

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Maine Medicaid rules reduce narcotic prescriptions

Maine Medicaid rules cut narcotic painkiller prescriptions by 6 million pills, 15,000 patients

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 05:30pm EDT

At 21, recovering heroin addict starts over

At 21, recovering heroin addict happy to be clean, starting new life

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 05:26pm EDT

Uruguay to give medicinal marijuana to prisoners

Uruguay's government-run marijuana market to include legal medicinal pot for inmates

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:32pm EDT

Foster Farms salmonella outbreak continuing

Federal health officials: Salmonella outbreak linked to Foster Farms chicken has infected 524

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up

Health secretary Sebelius says 7.5 million people have applied for coverage under health law

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 01:30pm EDT

Glance: Narcotic prescriptions for Maine Medicaid

Glance: Maine Medicaid rules cut narcotic painkillers by 6 million pills, 15,000 patients

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 01:11pm EDT

Mudslide survivor holding son describes terror

Mother pulled from mudslide gripped infant son as debris swept down hillside, crushed homes

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:37pm EDT

Health chief takes Illinois TB patient to court

'Not messing around': Ill. health official taking infectious tuberculosis patient to court

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:33pm EDT

Child bride forced to marry poisons groom

Nigerian child bride forced into marriage poisons meal, kills 4 including groom, police say

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:18pm EDT

Some signs police look for in psychiatric crises

Some signs officers are taught to recognize in people who might be having a psychiatric crisis

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:06pm EDT

Lawyer: Evaluate stabbing suspect's mental health

Lawyer wants stabbing suspect's mental health evaluated, case moved to juvenile court

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 12:02pm EDT

Aid workers back at Ebola center that mob attacked

Doctors Without Borders again treating patients at Ebola center in Guinea where mob attacked

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 10:40am EDT

Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

Medicare millionaires: Doctors say a lot of big payments went for expensive drug treatments

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 07:28am EDT

Czech couple: Norwegian amnesia man is our son

Czech couple identifies Norwegian amnesia man 'John Smith' as their son

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 05:42am EDT

Schilling says he's completed chemo treatments

Curt Schilling says he's completed chemotherapy treatments and has radiation remaining

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 09:20pm EDT

Physical therapy clinics agree to $2.7M settlement

Physical therapy clinics agree to $2.7M settlement of false claims allegations

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:20pm EDT

Pink eye extends school closures in American Samoa

American Samoa extends school closures amid pink eye outbreak affecting students, teachers

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:50pm EDT

Lt. gov to lead Va. mental health task force

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam picked to lead Virginia mental health task force

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 03:38pm EDT

Report: Exchanges yield more specialty drug claims

Report: Overhaul's exchange coverage yields more expensive, specialty drug claims

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 03:20pm EDT

TV host Samantha Harris is battling breast cancer

TV host Samantha Harris: I'm battling breast cancer, but I'll beat it for my daughters' sake

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Correction: Cruise Ship-Illnesses story

Correction: Cruise Ship-Illnesses story

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 02:39pm EDT

High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

Free high-tech devices to low-income deaf and blind people open doors to online communication

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:54pm EDT

CVS goes cold turkey; may pressure rivals, or not

CVS kicks the tobacco habit _ industry waits to see if it's a retail rebel, or the future

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 10:06am EDT

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

Gallup survey: Obama's health coverage expansion gaining momentum

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 09:40am EDT

Database: Some docs getting millions from Medicare

Medicare paid some doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012; one got $20.8M

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:24am EDT

Knee tendinitis sidelines Pistons F Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons F Josh Smith out with patella tendinitis in game against former Hawks team

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:19pm EDT

Medical Assn won't stop Medicare doc data release

Medical Association says it won't block April 9 release of Medicare billings for 880K doctors

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:08pm EDT

Chicago Cardinal George staying home for treatment

Chicago's Cardinal George won't go to Rome for canonizations, resuming chemotherapy for cancer

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 07:39pm EDT

Giraffe dies in surgery for terminal heart defect

Oklahoma City Zoo officials say 6-month-old giraffe was euthanized during surgery

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 07:18pm EDT

5 things to know about heroin use, getting help

5 things to know about rise in heroin use, how to get help

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:44pm EDT

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

Bitter debate persists among gay men, health experts over use of HIV prevention drug Truvada

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:34pm EDT

US jury hits Takeda, Eli Lilly with $9B penalty

Japan pharmaceutical company Takeda penalized over diabetes drug, plans to challenge verdict

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:28pm EDT

Officials say Ebola outbreak could last months

Officials say Ebola outbreak in West Africa is among most challenging, could last months

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 04:31pm EDT

FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey

FDA takes steps to ensure honey is the real deal, without any added sugars or other sweeteners

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Utley misses Phillies' home opener because of flu

Second baseman Chase Utley misses Philadelphia Phillies' home opener because of flu

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 02:52pm EDT
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