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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

Mental health admissions soar after Deeds tragedy

Admissions to state mental hospital and psychiatric facilities increase after Deeds tragedy

Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:01pm EDT

Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at NY nursing home

Lawsuit: New York nursing home resident subjected to unwanted performance by male stripper

Friday - 04/11/2014, 07:08am EDT

Italy court overturns ban on egg or sperm donation

Italian court strikes down ban forbidding egg or sperm donation for infertile couples

Friday - 04/11/2014, 05:40am EDT

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS among 11 new cases in city of Jiddah

Friday - 04/11/2014, 05:40am EDT

Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

Appeals court extends stay on new Arizona restrictions on use of abortion drugs

Friday - 04/11/2014, 05:40am EDT

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

Growing noses, growing science? UK campaign to attract research cites lab-created body parts

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:34am EDT

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Study: Electrical implant helps paralyzed men move their legs but doctors warn it isn't a cure

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:34am EDT

DC Council to consider new ambulance plan

DC Council to consider new plan to deploy more ambulances during day

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:28am 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
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