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Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

Study of Returns to the ER Suggests Flaw

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's... Read »

Jun 14, 2015
Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse Health Effects from Synthetic Marijuana on the Rise: CDC

Adverse health effects as a result of increased synthetic marijuana use are on the rise, the Centers for Disease... Read »

Jun 11, 2015
Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Study Shows Drop in Underage Drinking

Rates among underage drinking are dropping steadily, a new study reveals. The report by the Substance Abuse and... Read »

Jun 12, 2015
CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

CA Lawmakers Pass Controversial School Vaccine Bill

California lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill mandating that schoolchildren be vaccinated, after five hours of... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

Pill That Reverses Abortion Causes a Stir

An Arizona law forces doctors to notify patients of pill that can reverse the effects of the abortion pill RU46. Watch »

Jun 9, 2015
Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

Woman With Rare, Aggressive Form of TB Sent to NIH

A woman with a hard-to-treat form of tuberculosis is being treated at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,... Read »

Jun 9, 2015
Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

Aging MDs Prompt Call for Competency Tests

A plan has been adopted to help decide when it's time for aging senior physicians to hang up the stethoscope. Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Some Hospitals Charge 10 Times Medicare Rates: Study

Dozens of U.S. hospitals are hiking up healthcare costs more than 1,000 percent – over 10 times the costs allowed by... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

Heart Transplant Survivor Helps Others in Need

As a backup dancer for Gloria Gaynor and Donna Sumer, Ava Kaufman toured the world. She was the picture of health... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
New Docs Told What They Know Will Soon Be

New Docs Told What They Know Will Soon Be "Just Plain Wrong"

Medicine is changing so rapidly, he said, most of what they had just learned will soon be viewed as “just plain... Watch »

Jun 8, 2015
Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Listeria Found in Alabama-Made Blue Bell: Lab

Blue Bell Creameries is reviewing a report from a private laboratory that found evidence of listeria in a carton of... Read »

Jun 6, 2015
Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

Sixth Person Dies of MERS Virus in South Korea

South Korea on Monday reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering... Read »

Jun 8, 2015
Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Doctors Perform World's First Skull-Scalp Transplant

Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large... Watch »

Jun 5, 2015
California Senate Passes Right-to-Die Bill

California Senate Passes Right-to-Die Bill

California lawmakers have advanced a right-to-die bill, a key step forward for those who want the nation's most... Read »

Jun 4, 2015
California Considers Health Coverage for Immigrant Kids

California Considers Health Coverage for Immigrant Kids

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend... Watch »

Jun 3, 2015

"Viagra for Women" Gets FDA's Approval

Government health experts are backing an experimental drug intended to boost the female sex drive, but stress that... Watch »

Jun 4, 2015
Health Insurers Go Big With 2016 Rate Requests

Health Insurers Go Big With 2016 Rate Requests

Dozens of health insurers say they're going to have to hike premiums for individual policies well-beyond 10 percent... Read »

Jun 2, 2015
Companies Partner to Boost Pediatric Research

Companies Partner to Boost Pediatric Research

San Diego-based Benefunder announced a partnership with Washington D.C.-based Children’s National Health System... Read »

Jun 2, 2015
Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

Pentagon Chief to Hold People Accountable for Anthrax

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Sunday that he will find out who was responsible for the mistaken shipments... Read »

Jun 1, 2015
Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Hong Kong Quarantines 18 Over MERS Infection Fears

Authorities in Hong Kong quarantined 18 people after they traveled on a plane with a South Korean man who arrived in... Read »

May 31, 2015

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