Stories tagged: Medicine
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Britain’s fertility regulator has approved controversial techniques allowing doctors to create babies using DNA from three people – what it called a “historic” decision to help prevent a small number …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a forced medication order for a 72-year-old woman with biopolar disorder who was involuntarily committed to the state psychiatric hospital in October 2015.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON – As they race to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act, President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are leaving behind nearly everyone but their base voters and …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Illinois regulators have yanked a suburban Chicago doctor’s license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Officials have confirmed four cases of mumps in Oregon’s Marion County. That’s the most in any one year in a decade.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 8:03 a.m.
The agency that administers Medicaid in Washington state has reached a tentative settlement of a class-action lawsuit that sought broader coverage of expensive hepatitis C drugs.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Juno Therapeutics again halted its study of an experimental leukemia treatment Wednesday after two more patients died of complications.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental Alzheimer’s treatment failed to slow the progression of the neurodegenerative disease, yet another setback to drugmakers and researchers who continue to seek a way to …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 9:46 a.m.
Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by a Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the virus can cause unseen damage …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley says pharmaceutical company Mylan is declining to testify at his committee’s hearing next week on a settlement between the company and the Justice Department over …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
Novartis is in talks to acquire U.S. generic-drugs maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals as the Swiss health-care company seeks to bolster its Sandoz business amid consolidation in the industry, according to people …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
A team of scientists has used a powerful new gene-editing technique to fix the mutation that causes sickle cell disease, a key step toward a cure for the deadly immune …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
The health insurer Cigna has agreed to end a policy that required physicians to fill out extra paperwork before they could give patients a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:05 a.m.
UnitedHealth Group has hiked its 2016 earnings forecast again after its profit swelled 23 percent to nearly $2 billion in the third quarter, helped by gains both in and outside …
Fri., Oct. 14, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
A new building for the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic opened in August at WSU-Spokane’s campus. The clinic will train the region’s next generation of health care workers while expanding care …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Hormone-blocking drugs for prostate cancer may increase men’s chances for developing dementia, a large study suggests.
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
The Oregon Health Authority is requesting a more than 50 percent increase in its state funding next year as sources of federal funding dry up.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
New York’s attorney general says his office is investigating Mylan Pharmaceuticals, which has been criticized for steep price increases for its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
As sky-high EpiPen costs show, price gouging of patients by greedy drug companies is one part of our dysfunctional health care system. Another is what may appear to be the …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
More than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada are being illuminated in colors representing a big cancer fundraiser.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:43 a.m.
Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:45 p.m.
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. is paying $14 billion to buy Medivation Inc., a San Francisco biotech company that sells a high-priced prostate cancer medication discovered by UCLA.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Florida’s governor has announced four new cases of Zika virus infection that health officials believe were spread by mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Drinking water has been shut off at two Medford schools after officials said tests revealed it contained too much lead.