Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments 2018-08-16T07:46:36Z 2018-08-15T22:10:13Z 2018-08-16T07:46:08Z U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.
3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy 2018-08-16T03:27:32Z 2018-08-15T12:43:56Z 2018-08-16T03:27:32Z Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more 2018-08-16T03:27:26Z 2018-08-13T18:24:17Z 2018-08-16T03:27:26Z New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer 2018-08-16T03:27:20Z 2018-08-11T06:09:56Z 2018-08-16T03:27:20Z Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot 2018-08-16T03:27:17Z 2018-08-12T15:13:50Z 2018-08-16T03:27:17Z Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO 2018-08-16T03:27:15Z 2018-08-10T17:09:47Z 2018-08-16T03:27:15Z Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy. Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province 2018-08-16T03:27:13Z 2018-08-14T15:31:59Z 2018-08-16T03:27:13Z Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins.
White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare' 2018-08-16T03:27:10Z 2018-08-13T05:37:53Z 2018-08-16T03:27:10Z Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain 2018-08-16T03:27:06Z 2018-08-15T21:08:26Z 2018-08-16T03:27:06Z US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight. Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone 2018-08-15T23:34:49Z 2018-08-11T14:29:11Z 2018-08-15T23:34:44Z 7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing. Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years 2018-08-15T21:14:17Z 2018-08-13T11:01:48Z 2018-08-15T21:14:17Z A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.
Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination 2018-08-15T12:50:07Z 2018-08-10T10:16:05Z 2018-08-15T12:50:01Z The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade.
Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California 2018-08-14T17:03:07Z 2018-08-09T06:30:18Z 2018-08-14T17:03:06Z No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.
Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide 2018-08-14T01:07:01Z 2018-08-10T04:20:49Z 2018-08-14T01:06:58Z The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months. GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading 2018-08-13T21:29:25Z 2018-08-08T14:04:54Z 2018-08-13T21:29:23Z Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer 2018-08-13T20:23:49Z 2018-08-10T22:45:47Z 2018-08-13T20:23:44Z A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.
Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids 2018-08-13T15:07:51Z 2018-08-09T18:11:50Z 2018-08-13T15:07:45Z In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose.
Report: Jump in deliveries involving moms hooked on opioids 2018-08-13T09:21:04Z 2018-08-09T17:25:37Z 2018-08-13T09:21:01Z Health officials seeing jump in opioid-using pregnant women coming to hospitals.
Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms 2018-08-13T05:38:28Z 2018-08-08T21:08:20Z 2018-08-13T05:38:22Z A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some.
Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement 2018-08-12T19:22:10Z 2018-08-08T17:11:24Z 2018-08-12T19:22:08Z A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago. Judge won't bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site 2018-08-12T11:51:38Z 2018-08-09T21:17:56Z 2018-08-12T11:51:38Z A judge has turned down a request to bar the public from a wildlife refuge in Colorado that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant. Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says 2018-08-11T12:19:52Z 2018-08-10T14:57:39Z 2018-08-11T12:19:52Z Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat.
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes 2018-08-10T22:41:59Z 2018-08-08T21:08:09Z 2018-08-10T22:41:35Z Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always.
Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss 2018-08-10T15:00:48Z 2018-08-09T06:04:30Z 2018-08-10T15:00:48Z Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis. Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 2018-08-10T14:37:19Z 2018-08-09T18:00:14Z 2018-08-10T14:37:18Z A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains. KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training 2018-08-10T11:18:21Z 2018-08-09T22:39:44Z 2018-08-10T11:18:16Z Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi.
Famed California research center settles 2 gender bias suits 2018-08-09T21:53:27Z 2018-08-08T21:41:36Z 2018-08-09T21:53:23Z The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Southern California has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed by top female scientists. Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak 2018-08-09T21:13:27Z 2018-08-08T11:58:12Z 2018-08-09T21:12:51Z Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak; regional armed groups a concern.
Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done' 2018-08-09T19:56:41Z 2018-08-09T06:04:20Z 2018-08-09T19:56:42Z A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out. China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns 2018-08-09T18:16:55Z 2018-08-08T04:46:47Z 2018-08-09T18:16:51Z China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets.
Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems 2018-08-09T16:56:20Z 2018-08-07T17:10:58Z 2018-08-09T16:56:14Z Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem.
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste 2018-08-09T06:21:22Z 2018-08-07T13:13:43Z 2018-08-09T06:21:22Z Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up.
Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion 2018-08-09T06:08:17Z 2018-08-08T19:41:30Z 2018-08-09T06:08:17Z Argentina's Senate has begun a session to decide on legalizing elective abortions _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis. Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women 2018-08-09T00:07:06Z 2018-08-07T08:07:43Z 2018-08-09T00:07:05Z A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors. Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C 2018-08-08T21:46:48Z 2018-08-06T21:09:47Z 2018-08-08T21:46:48Z Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list.
Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019 2018-08-08T21:13:48Z 2018-08-06T19:55:51Z 2018-08-08T21:13:46Z The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019. Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans 2018-08-08T19:52:30Z 2018-08-06T17:05:49Z 2018-08-08T19:52:23Z Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis. Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus 2018-08-08T19:46:57Z 2018-08-07T07:27:44Z 2018-08-08T19:46:57Z An Australian state has reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain. Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked 2018-08-08T17:14:55Z 2018-08-06T09:13:27Z 2018-08-08T17:13:55Z A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated cyber attackers who may be state-linked. Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak 2018-08-08T05:23:54Z 2018-08-07T10:22:51Z 2018-08-08T05:23:54Z Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola; vaccinations ready later this week. Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs 2018-08-08T01:07:03Z 2018-08-06T12:03:35Z 2018-08-08T01:07:01Z Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border.
Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter's mind 2018-08-07T20:51:56Z 2018-08-05T15:46:25Z 2018-08-07T20:51:57Z A psychiatrist who spent hours with mass murderer James Holmes says what led Holmes to open fire in a Colorado movie theater was a vortex of his mental illness, personality and circumstances, along with other, unknown currents.
'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season 2018-08-07T15:58:20Z 2018-08-04T17:13:44Z 2018-08-07T15:57:44Z Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe. Hospital system pays $65M to settle Medicare billing claims 2018-08-07T10:24:22Z 2018-08-04T00:17:57Z 2018-08-07T10:24:17Z One of the nation's largest hospital systems has agreed to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California. Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak 2018-08-07T07:27:59Z 2018-08-04T20:18:49Z 2018-08-07T07:27:57Z Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in latest outbreak in northeast Congo, including 3 dead. Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan 2018-08-07T05:13:22Z 2018-08-02T16:12:13Z 2018-08-07T05:13:18Z Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season Senate vote on overturning President Donald Trump's rule allowing insurers to sell cheaper, skimpier coverage. Wisconsin man contracts rare blood infection from dog 2018-08-06T20:00:31Z 2018-08-02T12:45:48Z 2018-08-06T20:00:20Z Surgeons have amputated the legs and hands of a Wisconsin man who contracted a rare blood infection most likely from a dog lick. Abortion-rights activists brace for new wave of restrictions 2018-08-06T19:40:35Z 2018-08-02T04:43:46Z 2018-08-06T19:40:22Z Worried by the prospect of a reconfigured Supreme Court, abortion-rights advocates are intensifying efforts to ensure access to abortion for women who might be affected by a new wave of bans and restrictions.
Deal reached to clean land around 3 US plutonium reactors 2018-08-06T17:52:30Z 2018-07-31T21:31:04Z 2018-08-06T17:52:16Z Some of the land in Washington state where the U.S. government created much of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal will be scrubbed of radiation under a final plan reached by U.S. Department of Energy and federal and state regulators. HHS names family planning grantees amid battle over program 2018-08-06T12:06:28Z 2018-08-02T18:07:50Z 2018-08-06T12:05:52Z Health agency names family planning grantees amid debate over abortion referrals under the program.
Reported med school discrimination sparks protests in Japan 2018-08-06T10:50:59Z 2018-08-03T11:26:35Z 2018-08-06T10:50:53Z Japan's government has urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to ensure fewer women became doctors. Nevada GOP senator's health care views heat up tough race 2018-08-05T17:13:37Z 2018-08-02T16:12:15Z 2018-08-05T17:13:30Z Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats hoping to stymie his re-election. Measles infects more than 1,000 in Brazil; 5 reported deaths 2018-08-04T21:25:59Z 2018-08-02T18:07:47Z 2018-08-04T21:25:54Z Brazil's Health Ministry says more than 1,000 people have been infected and five have died in a measles outbreak linked to cases imported from neighboring Venezuela. WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine 2018-08-04T17:25:27Z 2018-08-03T11:36:37Z 2018-08-04T17:25:25Z WHO to know soon if vaccine can be used in Congo's new Ebola outbreak in violent region. USDA issues alert about salads, wraps due to parasite worry 2018-08-04T01:07:59Z 2018-08-01T11:07:29Z 2018-08-04T01:07:58Z Federal authorities have issued a public health alert about more than two dozen beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products as a precaution due to possible parasite contamination. Tokyo medical school said to alter tests to keep out women 2018-08-04T00:39:13Z 2018-08-02T08:29:11Z 2018-08-04T00:39:11Z A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families. Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less 2018-08-03T14:28:37Z 2018-08-01T11:06:12Z 2018-08-03T14:28:22Z The Trump administration says it's clearing the way for health insurers to sell short-term plans as a low-cost alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex' 2018-08-03T01:40:56Z 2018-08-02T17:11:39Z 2018-08-03T01:40:28Z Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak will be 'highly complex,' health officials warn. The Latest: Short-term health plans cheaper but cover less 2018-08-02T18:13:29Z 2018-08-01T14:51:25Z 2018-08-02T18:13:27Z No guarantees pre-existing conditions will be covered in Trump short-term health plans. At least 24 in Colorado suffer carbon monoxide poisoning 2018-08-02T18:13:20Z 2018-07-30T15:24:33Z 2018-08-02T18:13:18Z Twenty-seven people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at a weekend event in northern Colorado building after a generator used at a taco stand outside the venue leaked exhaust into the building. Congo announces 4 new Ebola cases in country's northeast 2018-08-02T16:52:36Z 2018-08-01T15:12:37Z 2018-08-02T16:52:35Z Congo confirms 4 new Ebola cases in North Kivu province, week after outbreak in northwest ends. Pfizer 2Q profit surges, company sees drug rebates ending 2018-08-02T16:34:18Z 2018-07-31T11:09:47Z 2018-08-02T16:34:10Z Pfizer is reporting a second-quarter profit surge, though the drugmaker says weakening currencies in Europe and Asia could nick revenue ahead. Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion 2018-08-02T12:31:36Z 2018-07-30T04:49:02Z 2018-08-02T12:31:13Z Study: "Medicare for all" would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years and require historic tax increases.
Judge says US must seek consent to medicate immigrant kids 2018-08-02T08:30:36Z 2018-07-30T23:53:32Z 2018-08-02T08:30:36Z A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. government must seek consent before administering psychotropic drugs to immigrant children held at a Texas facility.
Dunkin' Donuts announces first gluten-free product 2018-08-02T08:02:33Z 2018-08-01T22:48:41Z 2018-08-02T08:02:33Z Dunkin' Donuts has recently updated its menu with the company's first gluten-free product _ a fudge brownie.
Oklahoma health department revised medical marijuana rules 2018-08-01T19:58:47Z 2018-07-27T21:00:16Z 2018-08-01T19:58:37Z The Oklahoma State Department of Health has released new proposed medical marijuana rules that remove some of the most controversial provisions, including a ban on the sale of smokable pot and a requirement that female patients get a pregnancy test.
2 Michigan communities told to stop using contaminated water 2018-08-01T14:53:40Z 2018-07-27T16:14:22Z 2018-08-01T14:53:39Z Two southwestern Michigan communities are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must not drink or cook with that water.
Hopes rise again for a drug to slow Alzheimer's disease 2018-08-01T11:58:10Z 2018-07-25T20:41:56Z 2018-08-01T11:58:08Z Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after repeated failures.
Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline 2018-08-01T11:12:32Z 2018-07-25T13:09:49Z 2018-08-01T11:12:15Z A major study finds that lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended can cut the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease.
Video Clip: Thousands of Long Island residents still without power - Disaster tourists seek firsthand look at NY's storm-ravaged neighborhoods, annoying some