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Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

Study: Half of youths admitted to NYC jails suffered brain injury before incarceration

Updated 09 minutes, 00 seconds ago

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

CDC officials say a second wave of flu is causing widespread illness in 6 Northeast states

Updated 09 minutes, 01 seconds ago

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

APNewsBreak: Internal memo says Illinois Medicaid paid $12 million for dead clients

Updated 46 minutes, 53 seconds ago

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

Report: No change for most kinds of food poisoning last year; salmonella cases drop

Updated 1 hours, 54 minutes ago

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

Big Flush II: Teen cited for urinating in city water; Portland to drain 38 million gallons

Updated 1 hours, 54 minutes ago

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

Study sees drop in rates of most common major diabetes complications _ heart attack and stroke

Updated 1 hours, 54 minutes ago

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

Report: Ebola virus in Guinea is a new strain, not imported from other African countries

Updated 1 hours, 55 minutes ago

Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

Miley Cyrus postpones US tour while recovering from allergic reaction; resumes shows in August

Friday - 04/18/2014, 11:40pm EDT

TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

TNT analyst Craig Sager to miss NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia

Friday - 04/18/2014, 11:10pm EDT

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

Supreme Court declines to block ruling on multiple sclerosis drug in patent dispute

Friday - 04/18/2014, 11:00pm EDT

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

Study suggests casual marijuana users may get brain changes that foreshadow later trouble

Friday - 04/18/2014, 08:50pm EDT

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

Malaysia reports 1st death from MERS in Asia; Philippines isolates man who came home from UAE

Friday - 04/18/2014, 06:40pm EDT

USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

USDA orders hog farms, labs to report infections from virus that has killed millions of pigs

Friday - 04/18/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column

Whoopi Goldberg starts marijuana column for Denver Post's Cannabist website

Friday - 04/18/2014, 09:30am EDT

Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

Christian broadcaster Dobson wins injunction in lawsuit over emergency contraception rule

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:30pm EDT

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

Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

Michigan researchers say math can customize most effective route to recovery from jet lag

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 01:50pm EDT

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Americans look past calories as approach to dieting evolves; major brands feel sales slide

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 12:46pm EDT

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Crisis intervention training teaches police to identify and defuse psychiatric crises

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 12:46pm EDT

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Iraq scrambles to fight resurgent polio virus, which again takes advantage of nation's turmoil

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 12:46pm EDT

With new health law, insurers target diabetics

Under new health law, insurers target diabetics before they get lax in managing costly disease

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 12:40pm EDT

Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

California Democrats in swing congressional districts walk middle path in health reform debate

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 07:20pm EDT

MLS Commissioner being treated for prostate cancer

MLS Commissioner Garber being treated for prostate cancer, expected to make full recovery

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 03:40pm EDT

A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

In the course of a year, Boston and its people find that time heals some wounds

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 11:18am EDT

Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job

Obama's pick for health secretary brings wealth of government expertise, bipartisan esteem

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 10:48am EDT

Japan stem cell researcher says results valid

Scientist at center of stem cell research controversy says results valid despite missteps

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 10:40am EDT

Health system criticized in I. Coast model's death

Death of Ivory Coast fashion model casts harsh light on national health system

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 10:34am EDT

Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash

Dreams of low-income students dashed in college tour bus crash that killed 10, injured dozens

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 03:30am EDT

Passengers ill on cruise ship that sailed from Md.

CDC: Passengers on Grandeur of the Seas that sailed from Md. sickened on consecutive trips

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 12:10am EDT

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Rules to make crashed buses easier to escape still not adopted 15 years after recommendation

Friday - 04/11/2014, 07:40pm EDT

Sebelius: Work at HHS is the 'cause of my life'

Sebelius says 'tremendous progress' being made to fix 'broken health system'

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:06pm EDT

UAE: Paramedic dies from MERS, others infected

Filipino paramedic in United Arab Emirates dies after contracting MERS; 5 others infected

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:19pm EDT

Sentencing date set in Miss. poisoned letters case

May sentencing set for Miss. man who pleaded guilty to sending poison letters to Obama, others

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:48pm EDT

Feds ask if Boston suspect to claim mental illness

Feds: Lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect should disclose if they plan mental illness defense

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:18pm EDT

Frostburg State aims to increase nursing educators

Md. university system approves Frostburg State plan to address shortage of nursing educators

Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:20pm 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

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

Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

Pfizer says experimental drug shows promising results treating advanced breast cancer

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 01:40pm EDT

Norwegian police try to identify amnesia man

Who is 'John Smith'? Norwegian police try to identify man who claims to suffer from amnesia

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 11:30am EDT
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