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  • Colorado considers a new look for edible pot

    Colorado considers a new look for edible pot

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:23 AM EDT2014-08-01 06:23:56 GMT
    Marijuana-infused brownies and other treats for sale in Colorado come with all kinds of warning labels.
    Edible marijuana comes with all kinds of warning labels in Colorado. But once those pot brownies and gummy bears are out of the package, they can look identical to straight-laced treats.
  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:23:33 GMT
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
  • USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:08 GMT
    The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
    The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year.
  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:25:37 GMT
    A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.
    The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:08:47 GMT
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.
    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
  • Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

    Ebola outbreak to cast shadow over Obama summit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:29:08 GMT
    Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week.
    Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of President Barack Obama's gathering of African leaders in Washington next week, though the White House says the health crisis won't impact the...
  • W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:25:02 GMT
    The president of Sierra Leone has declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis deepens across West Africa.
    The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the...
  • Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

    Driving high questioned on busy day in Congress

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:24:33 GMT
    Amid all the debates on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are also wondering whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous.
    Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues Thursday on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Among the unanswered questions: Would drivers who are "high"...
  • Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

    Medicare drug premiums to rise for 2nd year

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:16:14 GMT
    Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.
    Medicare says premiums for prescription drug plans will rise in 2015 for the second year in a row.
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:58:47 GMT
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:37 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:37:39 GMT
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges...
    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:15:39 GMT
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:52:16 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
  • 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:51:12 GMT
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided...
    Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...
  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:40 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:10:51 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov...
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:09:16 GMT
    Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.
    U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.
  • Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:47:56 GMT
    The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.
    A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an...
  • Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:27:05 GMT
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
    A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:20:04 GMT
    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a plane in Liberia, had a layover in Togo and then arrived in Nigeria where authorities say he died days later...
    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say...
  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:49:17 GMT
    Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
  • 5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

    5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:22:22 GMT
    There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before...
    There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here...
  • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:12 GMT
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
  • Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:19:06 GMT
    Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveler from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.
    Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:18:33 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:02:46 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
  • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:05 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.
  • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:02 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.
  • Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:44:45 GMT
    A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
    A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group...
  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:46 GMT
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.
    The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up...
  • Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:46:12 GMT
    A health official says a senior doctor working at Liberia's largest hospital has died of Ebola.
    One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an...
  • GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:22 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.
  • Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

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

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:20 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.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:16 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...
  • China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:08 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.
  • More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:44:05 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.
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:06:46 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.
  • APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

    Saturday, July 26 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:23:45 GMT
    Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly...
    Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three...
  • Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

    Ebola outbreak spreads to 4th West African country

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:14:37 GMT
    Nigerian officials say a Liberian man died of Ebola in a Lagos hospital Friday after arriving in the country on Tuesday. It is the first case of Ebola to be confirmed in Nigeria since the current outbreak began in...
    An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died...
  • W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

    W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:23 GMT
    A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's...
    A West Virginia board Friday suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where investigators found syringes were being reused. It was the second disciplinary action involving the doctor's license...
  • EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:55:39 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.