Stories tagged: Medical
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
FDA OKs Glaxo’s inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups
Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Caretaker for Obamacare? Trump’s health care role may shift
With Republicans unable to advance a health care bill in Congress, President Donald Trump’s administration may find itself in an awkward role as caretaker of the Affordable Care Act, which …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
Trump announces new ways to help veterans get medical care
President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans’ health care, saying the programs will greatly expand access, especially for mental health care and suicide prevention. …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
First safe repair of disease-causing gene in human embryos
Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes – a big step toward …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
As Trump mulls cutting off Obamacare aid, Senate begins bipartisan approach
Even as President Donald Trump renews his threat to undermine the Affordable Care Act, senior Republican and Democratic senators announced plans Tuesday to begin work on a new bipartisan effort …
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration over opioid epidemic
President Donald Trump’s drug commission has called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country’s opioid drug epidemic.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Poll: Americans want to move on from Obamacare repeal
A majority of Americans want members of Congress to ditch health care reform efforts and focus their attention elsewhere, according to a Reuters/Iposos poll conducted after the Senate Republicans’ effort …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack care
There’s never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Will Trump ‘let Obamacare implode’ by ending health payments?
The White House is insisting that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, signaling that President Donald Trump stands ready to end required payments …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
GOP and Dems start talking about compromise health bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will move next week on a measure to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, but, predicting failure, other senators are already talking about areas of compromise …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid U.S. of Obamacare
Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 5:22 a.m.
‘It’s raining needles’: Drug crisis creates pollution threat
They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Speech problems may be a clue to emerging Alzheimer’s disease
Your speech may, um, help reveal if you’re uh … developing thinking problems. More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Health plan hinges on the young, but they’re a tough sell
Julian Senn-Raemont isn’t convinced he needs to buy health insurance when he loses coverage under his dad’s plan in a couple of years – no matter what happens in the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Officials approve permit for mental health hospital
Officials in western Washington state have approved a conditional use permit for a $22 million mental health hospital.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
First gene therapy – ’a true living drug’ – on the cusp of FDA approval
When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
McConnell delays Senate’s August recess to complete work on health care bill, other issues
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he will delay the August recess by two weeks to complete work on health care and other issues.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Survey: U.S. uninsured up by 2 million this year as gains erode
The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Senate Republicans plan to introduce a new health bill this week, vote next week
Senate leaders are rewriting their health care plan in an effort to vote on it next week, Republican Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Monday, even as some GOP senators expressing …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Coffee drinkers live longer, have lower risk of disease, studies find
Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed amid shortage
The American Red Cross says its blood supply is facing a serious shortage after receiving fewer donations than expected in recent months.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Brit prime minister declines to intervene in baby Charlie case
Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday declined to intervene in the case of a sick British 10-month-old whose parents were legally blocked from taking him to a treatment trial in …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 5:06 a.m.
Vatican acknowledges past problems at ‘pope’s hospital’
The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at “the pope’s hospital” for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a “serious effort …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
British baby at end of life support draws in pope, Trump
A terminally ill British child has attracted the attention of both the president of the United States and the pope. More than $1.68 million has been raised to help 11-month-old …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
Elizabeth Warren: ‘The next step is single-payer’ health care plan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Tuesday that opposing the Republican health care bill wasn’t enough, and the Democratic Party should start running on a new national single-payer plan.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
New Oregon law will screen patients for suicide risk before release
Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without first taking steps to prevent suicide and find …