Desperate & duped? GoFundMe means big bucks for dubious care 2018-10-23T18:30:31Z 2018-10-23T15:16:29Z 2018-10-23T18:30:31Z Research shows crowdfunding for dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years.
US health chief says overdose deaths beginning to level off 2018-10-23T18:26:29Z 2018-10-23T16:36:22Z 2018-10-23T18:26:37Z US health chief says overdose death leveling off, but it's too early to declare victory. OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials 2018-10-23T18:20:59Z 2018-10-22T09:24:15Z 2018-10-23T18:20:59Z The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000 2018-10-23T18:20:50Z 2018-10-19T22:29:29Z 2018-10-23T18:20:48Z A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states 2018-10-23T18:19:36Z 2018-10-21T15:34:53Z 2018-10-23T18:19:36Z Whether to expand Medicaid has become a key election-year issue in several Republican-leaning states, through ballot initiatives and in governor's races.
Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers 2018-10-23T18:19:30Z 2018-10-20T15:57:18Z 2018-10-23T18:19:39Z A newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts 2018-10-23T18:19:30Z 2018-10-21T06:35:27Z 2018-10-23T18:19:29Z 'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak. Trump administration unveils health options for small firms 2018-10-23T18:19:26Z 2018-10-23T00:15:15Z 2018-10-23T18:19:24Z Officials say the Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts to provide health coverage for workers. About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals 2018-10-23T18:19:14Z 2018-10-23T04:15:31Z 2018-10-23T18:19:14Z Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments.
Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies 2018-10-23T18:19:09Z 2018-10-22T16:05:03Z 2018-10-23T18:19:18Z Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died at age 94.
Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the same 2018-10-23T18:19:09Z 2018-10-23T12:55:31Z 2018-10-23T18:19:08Z Amid political uproar, doctors say birth certificates can't tell the whole story: Gender and sex aren't always the same thing. Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases 2018-10-23T16:19:32Z 2018-10-22T13:04:23Z 2018-10-23T16:19:32Z The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths 2018-10-23T12:58:05Z 2018-10-19T22:59:31Z 2018-10-23T12:58:05Z A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive. Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people 2018-10-23T04:27:42Z 2018-10-22T17:25:03Z 2018-10-23T04:27:41Z LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims 2018-10-23T00:27:17Z 2018-10-19T17:39:42Z 2018-10-23T00:27:17Z The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.
Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future" 2018-10-23T00:19:00Z 2018-10-19T18:51:21Z 2018-10-23T00:18:59Z American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI. National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods 2018-10-22T20:37:12Z 2018-10-19T17:19:25Z 2018-10-22T20:37:12Z A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist 2018-10-22T11:07:23Z 2018-10-18T15:38:51Z 2018-10-22T11:07:21Z The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist. EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine 2018-10-22T07:39:41Z 2018-10-19T12:19:16Z 2018-10-22T07:39:41Z Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths. 'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola 2018-10-21T14:52:42Z 2018-10-20T21:55:32Z 2018-10-21T14:52:42Z 'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak.
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections 2018-10-21T14:49:58Z 2018-10-17T15:38:38Z 2018-10-21T14:49:58Z Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot 2018-10-21T12:18:06Z 2018-10-18T05:48:36Z 2018-10-21T12:18:06Z The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world 2018-10-21T06:05:39Z 2018-10-18T05:59:00Z 2018-10-21T06:05:39Z Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug.
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada 2018-10-21T03:47:17Z 2018-10-17T02:38:03Z 2018-10-21T03:46:43Z And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow 2018-10-21T03:33:27Z 2018-10-17T22:58:23Z 2018-10-21T03:33:27Z Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last. AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying 2018-10-21T00:14:46Z 2018-10-17T16:08:20Z 2018-10-21T00:14:43Z AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency. UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency 2018-10-20T23:56:21Z 2018-10-17T17:42:01Z 2018-10-20T23:56:10Z UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency. UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries 2018-10-20T22:01:05Z 2018-10-17T15:28:10Z 2018-10-20T22:01:02Z U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,. Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states 2018-10-20T16:54:56Z 2018-10-16T18:06:13Z 2018-10-20T16:54:56Z Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics 2018-10-20T16:03:57Z 2018-10-16T15:06:28Z 2018-10-20T16:03:51Z New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes. US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know' 2018-10-20T16:03:50Z 2018-10-15T16:55:19Z 2018-10-20T16:03:49Z Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health 2018-10-20T15:38:29Z 2018-10-15T12:15:03Z 2018-10-20T15:38:29Z AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach 2018-10-20T14:48:40Z 2018-10-15T21:45:24Z 2018-10-20T14:48:40Z Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people. WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak 2018-10-20T12:07:35Z 2018-10-15T21:15:25Z 2018-10-20T12:06:29Z WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled. UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved 2018-10-20T10:35:43Z 2018-10-15T10:45:11Z 2018-10-20T10:35:39Z Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness.
Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care 2018-10-20T10:35:41Z 2018-10-15T05:04:57Z 2018-10-20T10:35:38Z Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care.
Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries 2018-10-20T08:55:06Z 2018-10-15T21:45:36Z 2018-10-20T08:55:06Z Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar.
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases 2018-10-16T23:39:17Z 2018-10-14T14:44:30Z 2018-10-16T23:39:00Z Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon.
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near 2018-10-16T17:07:26Z 2018-10-15T04:35:03Z 2018-10-16T17:07:19Z Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns.
The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads 2018-10-15T23:16:13Z 2018-10-15T21:55:14Z 2018-10-15T23:16:06Z Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials.
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds 2018-10-15T21:49:31Z 2018-10-11T17:16:32Z 2018-10-15T21:48:38Z Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises 2018-10-15T21:49:28Z 2018-10-11T12:51:55Z 2018-10-15T21:48:35Z Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.
Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases 2018-10-15T21:49:26Z 2018-10-10T21:20:50Z 2018-10-15T21:48:29Z Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases. Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium 2018-10-15T20:17:04Z 2018-10-12T16:13:23Z 2018-10-15T20:16:58Z Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award 2018-10-15T16:30:27Z 2018-10-10T04:50:41Z 2018-10-15T16:30:24Z A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test. Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected 2018-10-15T10:46:52Z 2018-10-12T19:54:15Z 2018-10-15T10:46:39Z Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected.
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed 2018-10-15T07:27:25Z 2018-10-10T10:18:14Z 2018-10-15T07:27:00Z President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All. Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs 2018-10-15T04:38:16Z 2018-10-10T19:28:49Z 2018-10-15T04:38:11Z President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance.
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms 2018-10-15T04:29:40Z 2018-10-14T14:44:45Z 2018-10-15T04:29:34Z President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care. Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says 2018-10-14T14:47:09Z 2018-10-08T21:07:17Z 2018-10-14T14:46:52Z Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.
The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling 2018-10-13T20:46:43Z 2018-10-10T14:12:27Z 2018-10-13T20:46:31Z France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September 2018-10-12T16:44:01Z 2018-10-11T10:54:06Z 2018-10-12T16:44:01Z Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September as Congo violence disrupts work. Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder 2018-10-11T22:49:24Z 2018-10-10T16:48:19Z 2018-10-11T22:49:24Z Senate Democrats lose a Senate vote on their effort to scuttle President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans. Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants 2018-10-11T16:28:14Z 2018-10-10T08:48:03Z 2018-10-11T16:28:14Z France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.
Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling 2018-10-11T12:31:50Z 2018-10-09T08:57:29Z 2018-10-11T12:31:50Z A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction 2018-10-11T05:55:15Z 2018-10-07T12:06:22Z 2018-10-11T05:55:15Z British restaurant chain Pret a Manger says a second customer died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label.
Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products 2018-10-10T22:26:12Z 2018-10-10T07:18:04Z 2018-10-10T22:26:12Z Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products. Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit 2018-10-10T21:03:55Z 2018-10-07T16:56:30Z 2018-10-10T21:02:39Z Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit.
FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45 2018-10-10T17:45:36Z 2018-10-05T21:35:45Z 2018-10-10T17:45:36Z US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer to women and men up to age 45.
Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling 2018-10-10T17:18:20Z 2018-10-09T14:07:41Z 2018-10-10T17:18:20Z The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.
Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds 2018-10-10T14:17:07Z 2018-10-05T17:35:18Z 2018-10-10T14:17:07Z Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria. Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship 2018-10-10T10:41:26Z 2018-10-04T19:56:39Z 2018-10-10T10:40:33Z Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country's devastating opioid addiction. Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US 2018-10-10T08:49:11Z 2018-10-04T18:24:52Z 2018-10-10T08:49:11Z An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella. Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners 2018-10-09T14:31:01Z 2018-10-04T16:14:35Z 2018-10-09T14:31:01Z A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless and a pastor who protests against voter suppression are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child 2018-10-09T09:58:51Z 2018-10-04T11:14:35Z 2018-10-09T09:58:45Z HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say.
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