Stories tagged: medicine
Thu., May 5, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
Government funding cuts are helping to fuel wide variations in states’ ability to detect and respond to public health threats such as the Zika virus.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 5:19 a.m.
The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:27 a.m.
At least 18 months after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, first-time concussion victims continue to need more sleep and to suffer more daytime sleepiness than do healthy people, says new …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain’s National Health Service.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 7 a.m.
Officials at a Longview hospital say testing on nearly 200 patients believed to have been exposed to hepatitis or HIV at the facility has revealed that no one has contracted …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
A new weapon to fight heroin and painkiller addiction could be on the way – an implant that goes in a recovering addict’s arm to deliver a drug that quells …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Leukemia patients out of options and given just months to live have achieved sustained remissions thanks to a new twist on cancer immunotherapy, according to a highly anticipated study from …
Mon., April 25, 2016, noon
CVS Pharmacy has recalled select cartons of Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea, which was sold in CVS stores nationally, because of possible salmonella contamination, the drugstore chain announced …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
Health officials investigating a possible case of plague in the Tri-Cities say tests results have come back negative.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
CVS Health will spread its curbside pickup service to drugstores nationwide this year, as traditional retailers continue to hone their reputations for convenience and fight fierce competition online.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco.
Tue., April 19, 2016, 11:03 a.m.
UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, will cut its participation in public health insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen for …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes – and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
A duck that lost its feet to frostbite is waddling again thanks to a Wisconsin middle school teacher and a 3D printer.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
The Zika virus is definitely the cause of not just microcephaly but a range of other severe birth defects of the brain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but they will probably wait …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 3:06 p.m.
Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the state’s flu season is running later than normal and reports of flu-related deaths have gone up over the past …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 4 p.m.
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
Giving patients access to no-cost or low-cost prescription medicines reduces hospitalizations and emergency-room visits, a study done in Spokane found.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
CHICAGO – The first major research of its kind shows that cholesterol-lowering statins can prevent heart attacks and strokes in a globally diverse group of older people who don’t have …
Fri., April 1, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
The University of Maryland on Friday disavowed its study saying a company’s chocolate milk could help athletes recover from concussions, citing a range of problems uncovered by an internal investigation.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Brazilian officials say 18 people have been left blind after undergoing cataract surgeries in which non-sterilized instruments were used in an industrial suburb on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Replacing what drug and alcohol addicts use as reinforcers for good behavior could be key in treating addictions, says Dr. John Roll.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Health insurers gained a sicker, more expensive patient population after the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage in 2014, according to an early look at medical claims from the Blue Cross …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
In a vast region of Texas that is “larger than California,” the Supreme Court was recently told, no doctors or health clinics would be licensed to perform abortions if the …