Nine new cancer drugs approved in just one year. A speedy new process for approving drugs that gets breakthrough treatments to cancer patients faster. New research that shows a cheap household product vinegar can save tens of thousands of lives.
It took two months, weekly visits to the jammed-up federal website and a half-dozen phone calls, but JoAnn Smith finally got health insurance Monday. Itll only cost her $3.19 a month to cover herself and her husband. I just instantly burst into tears, she says.
Nearly 2,000 Princeton University students lined up for shots Monday as the New Jersey school began offering an emergency vaccine aimed at halting an outbreak of potentially deadly meningitis that has sickened eight since March, health officials said.
It's a traveler's worst nightmare: missing a connecting flight. But few can say it's because they slept through the plane's landing.Although some people can sleep through just about anything, experts say it's highly unusual that the noise and commotion of disembarking would fail to wake a passenger.
A high chair is not always the safest spot for baby, according to new research that finds a significant increase in injuries related to high chairs and booster seats.The number of high chair-related injuries increased by more than 22 percent between 2003 and 2010, according to a nationwide study.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
The U.S. federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov, which has had technology problems since its Oct. 1 launch, is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.
A Florida woman has been trying desperately to log in to the new federal health insurance website but cant get through. Theres the salesman in Indiana whose premiums have gone up but whos afraid to try the website because of news coverage about its failures.
"Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report says the Idaho State Department of Agriculture detected abnormalities in yogurt at a Chobani facility two months before the company issued a recall, but state officials say that's not true.
Texas will lose $9.2 billion in 2022; Florida says goodbye to $5 billion; Georgia is out $4.9 billion. A new report details just how much states are losing because they dont want to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, and its not chump change.
In U.S. emergency rooms, the holiday decorating season starts early. Just ask Dr. Carlos Roldan, a Texas ER doc who treated a man who fell off a ladder while putting up his Christmas lights in September. He lost his balance as his wife was on the ladder trying tohand him his walker, Roldan says.
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.More than one-third of twins and three-quarters of triplets and higher multiple births in the U.S.
With just a handful still working out the details, most states have decided to allow health insurance providers to renew policies that don't meet the new standards required by the Affordable Care Act. That means many people will get to keep their old plans if they want them.
U.S. regulators have warned that some automated external defibrillators made by Philips Medical Systems may be unable to deliver potentially life-saving shocks to the heart in emergency situations, due to an electronic product malfunction.The U.S.
About 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on the federal governments HealthCare.gov website during the first two days of December more than during the whole month of October, a source familiar with the numbers says.