Stories tagged: medicine
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.
Sun., July 17, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
A New York City woman infected her male partner with Zika virus through sex, the first time female-to-male transmission of the germ has been documented.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
Juno Therapeutics and its CEO, Hans E. Bishop, are being named in a lawsuit over whether the biotechnology company misled investors about the death of a patient in a key …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
The city of Chicago and Pfizer announced an agreement Wednesday committing the drugmaker to disclosing the serious risks of addiction in its marketing of prescription opioid painkillers.
Wed., July 6, 2016, 6:31 a.m.
More Americans will now have access to a drug that could help treat their opioid addiction, Sylvia Burwell, U.S. secretary of health and human services, announced Tuesday, even as she …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
Rising drug prices are creating anxiety for patients, politicians and physicians across the country, with little relief in sight.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of …
Tue., June 14, 2016, 4:27 p.m.
Accidental overdoses aren’t the only deadly risk from using powerful prescription painkillers – the drugs may also contribute to heart-related deaths and other fatalities, new research suggests.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are digested.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
“Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie is pregnant and as a result will bow out of covering the Olympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro because of concerns over the Zika …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …
Mon., May 16, 2016
If you have cancer, chances are your outpatient chemotherapy treatment costs are higher if your oncologist works for a health care system than if she has her own practice, a …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 10:11 a.m.
Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease – and those tangles may …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 5:49 a.m.
There’s little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects – and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
What constitutes a “normal” night’s sleep? That all depends, says Danny Forger, a biological mathematician at the University of Michigan and an expert in circadian clocks.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established a U.N. trust fund to help finance urgent priorities in combatting the Zika virus.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:55 a.m.
The odds that you’ve seen a doctor in the last year vary quite a bit depending on where you live – but so far, the way your state has implemented …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
The Oregon Supreme Court voted 5-2 to uphold a $3 million cap on damages injured people can collect in lawsuits against the state or its employees.