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  • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:06:27 GMT
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:30 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:17 GMT
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't required to hold public hearings to evaluate the health risks of widespread use of antibiotics in animal feed, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
  • Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:21:50 GMT
    The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.
    The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.
  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:12:48 GMT
    The government is reporting an increase in teen U.S. girls getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine - but it's not much of a bump.
    More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:12 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov...
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...
  • Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:44:17 GMT
    Congress will hear testimony Wednesday detailing how undercover investigators used fake identities to get taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:43:39 GMT
    By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved...
    By The Associated Press There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug...
  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:53:27 GMT
    The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that...
    A commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women, the European Medicines Agency said Thursday after a review of the evidence sparked by the French manufacturer's declaration that the drugs...
  • GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:02:01 GMT
    Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
    Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency.
  • Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Judges in health care rulings vote party line

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:01:58 GMT
    Six federal judges on two appeals courts have weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.
    In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them.
  • China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:33:17 GMT
    A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man there died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.
    A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.
  • Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:22:19 GMT
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a...
    Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new,...
  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:51 GMT
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape...
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from...
  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:45 GMT
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
    Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-size rock thrown from an interstate overpass in Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull - to keep her alive.
  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:23 GMT
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:56:03 GMT
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
    For Myra James, the process of going to the gynecologist is now too much to bear.
  • Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-07-23 07:24:17 GMT
    Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
    Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:33:27 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
  • Undercover probe finds health law failings

    Undercover probe finds health law failings

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:51:43 GMT
    Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.
    Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.
  • Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:21:06 GMT
    A health official says an investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic was triggered by patient who developed bacterial meningitis.
    An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic - whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas - was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a...
  • White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

    White House: Health subsidies not halted by ruling

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:42:57 GMT
    The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.
    The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.
  • German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    German court: chronically ill could grow marijuana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:04:47 GMT
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
    Some Germans may soon be able to grow their own marijuana to relieve chronic pain after a ruling from a court in Cologne.
  • Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Teen's death puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:34 GMT
    The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.
    A few weeks before their prom king's death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers.
  • HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 06:41:25 GMT
    A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.
    The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
  • Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

    Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:10:32 GMT
    Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
    Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools - their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
  • Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Judge tosses Wisconsin senator's health care suit

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:12:32 GMT
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business...
    A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges,...
  • Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:44:35 GMT
    Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore...
    A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:42:44 GMT
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
  • Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:21:53 GMT
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
  • Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

    Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:21:34 GMT
    By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently...
    By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012....
  • Firefighter loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria

    Firefighter loses hand to flesh-eating bacteria

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-07-21 06:29:59 GMT
    A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria.
    A Rhode Island firefighter who got an infection after being pricked by a thorn has lost his hand to flesh-eating bacteria.
  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:00 GMT
    Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.
    Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.
  • States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

    States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:59 GMT
    The Oregon attorney general has sued the makers and marketers of 5-Hour Energy, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.
    Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.
  • FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

    FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:55 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered pure caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.
    The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.
  • NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:54 GMT
    Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide...
    Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive...
  • Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:51 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that many Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health....
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general...
  • AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    AIDS conference attendees on downed Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:13:00 GMT
    The premier of the Australian state hosting an international AIDS conference says a "substantial number" of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists were on board a Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over...
    A prominent researcher, two activists and at least three others headed to an AIDS conference in Australia were on the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine, news that sparked an outpouring of grief across the...
  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:11:34 GMT
    Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
    Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
  • 300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

    300 vials labeled influenza, dengue found at lab

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:11:15 GMT
    The same federal scientist who found forgotten vials of smallpox at a federal lab earlier this month also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.
    The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.
  • Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies

    Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:38:22 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Researchers say an experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in tests on more than 500 people with mild to...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate...
  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:38:13 GMT
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
    No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
  • House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

    House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:28:59 GMT
    The House has voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.
    The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.
  • Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    Number of people with HIV unchanged since 2012

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:50:11 GMT
    The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the...
    The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United...
  • Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Study: US Alzheimer's rate seems to be dropping

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:49:58 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries - good news about an epidemic that is...
  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:09:50 GMT
    The top official of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified...
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the...
  • Greece: Hospital probe into bribery-death claim

    Greece: Hospital probe into bribery-death claim

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:20:31 GMT
    A judicial inquiry is taking place at a state hospital in Athens where a 67-year-old heart patient died after allegedly being denied timely surgery by a doctor seeking a bribe.
    A judicial inquiry is taking place at a state hospital in Athens where a 67-year-old heart patient died after allegedly being denied timely surgery by a doctor seeking a bribe.
  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:46 GMT
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
    Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
  • States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

    States told to find way to clear Medicaid backlog

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:22 GMT
    A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
    A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage.
  • Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

    Spoonfuls can lead to medicine errors, study finds

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:19 AM EDT2014-07-16 09:19:20 GMT
    The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. But a new study says that kind of imprecise measurement for the medicine itself can lead to potentially dangerous mistakes.
    The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes.
  • Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:40:44 GMT
    For the first time in 30 years, the federal government is issuing new guidelines designed to protect pregnant workers from on-the-job discrimination.
    Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.
  • Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

    Second probe details more CDC anthrax lab problems

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:49:09 GMT
    A second investigation found more safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.
    A second investigation has detailed additional safety problems at federal health laboratories in Atlanta, including the use of expired disinfectants and the transfer of dangerous germs in Ziploc bags.
  • Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

    Trial: dengue shot offers some protection

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:18:18 GMT
    The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.
    The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.
  • Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

    Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:18:12 GMT
    Democratic Sen Mark Udall is skeptical of his challenger's proposal to make birth control pills available over the counter, without a prescription.
    Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest.
  • FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

    FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:18 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:18:00 GMT
    More than a dozen people - including cancer patients, their family members and physicians - called on federal health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but...
    Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
  • 911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

    911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:46 GMT
    Emergency dispatch tapes released Friday reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.
    Newly released emergency dispatch tapes reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.
  • Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

    Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:28 GMT
    The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.
    An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, the aid group Save the Children said Friday.
  • Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:48:53 GMT
    Citing a recurring problem with safety, U.S. officials have suspended the shipment of potentially dangerous germs from government laboratories in Atlanta to other labs.
    Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
  • Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

    Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:17:46 GMT
    Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover...
    Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the...
  • Kansas records death from rare infection

    Kansas records death from rare infection

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-14 04:17:30 GMT
    Kansas health officials say a person from the Kansas City area has died of a rare infection caused by an amoeba that lives in freshwater lakes and rivers.
    Kansas health officials say a person from the Kansas City area has died of a rare infection caused by an amoeba that lives in freshwater lakes and rivers.
  • Jumping jack to become official Missouri exercise

    Jumping jack to become official Missouri exercise

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:32:49 GMT
    Arms up! Legs out!
    Arms up! Legs out!
  • Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:31:20 GMT
    General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
    General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.
  • Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

    Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:31:02 GMT
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for several years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV...
    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -...
  • Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed

    Compounding pharmacy oversight changes signed

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:30:30 GMT
    Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal...
    Two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday signed a law he said would address a "gray area" between state and federal oversight...
  • WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

    WHO: Basic hygiene can help prevent MERS spread

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:18 AM EDT2014-07-11 09:18:22 GMT
    A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East...
    A World Health Organization official on Thursday urged millions of Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to exercise basic hygiene as mass gatherings pose risks of spreading the Middle East respiratory...
  • Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

    Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:19 AM EDT2014-07-11 06:19:14 GMT
    Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.
    Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety medicines and sedatives among the most common culprits, a study suggests.