Michigan official faces key hearing in Flint water case

Published Sep. 21 2017

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the fog over pre-existing maladies

Published Sep. 21 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Who's right - President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel?

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds

Published Sep. 20 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for...

Worries of GOP backlash revive party's health care drive

Published Sep. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A brew of political pressures is pumping fresh life into the last-gasp Republican drive to erase the...

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Published Sep. 20 2017

Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so...

Hepatitis A outbreak seen in Los Angeles County

Published Sep. 19 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Public health authorities on Tuesday declared an outbreak of the highly contagious liver disease hepatitis A...

Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

Published Sep. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal "Obamacare" would redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal financing...

FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines

Published Sep. 19 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first inhaler combining three medicines to ease breathing...

Prosecutor: Pharmacist put speed over safety before outbreak

Published Sep. 19 2017

BOSTON (AP) - A pharmacist accused of making the drugs that caused a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak showed a "shocking...

The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

Published Sep. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times...

City asks judge to let case against OxyContin maker proceed

Published Sep. 18 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington city that says the pain medication OxyContin has devastated the community asked a federal judge...

Christie: Drugmakers to work on nonaddictive pain medication

Published Sep. 18 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that pharmaceutical companies agreed to work on nonaddictive pain...

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas

Published Sep. 16 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new...

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

Published Sep. 14 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

Published Sep. 13 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012...

Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot

Published Sep. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch...

Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

Published Sep. 12 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest...

AP Exclusive: Miami homeless removed against their will

Published Sep. 8 2017

MIAMI (AP) - On what is likely the last clear day in Florida before Hurricane Irma's monster wind and rain,...

Judge opens door for lawsuit over girl declared brain dead

Published Sep. 7 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California judge ruled that a teen girl who was declared brain dead more than three...

Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

Published Sep. 7 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in...

Kentucky abortion clinic's future at stake in federal trial

Published Sep. 6 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorneys for Kentucky's last abortion clinic said as a federal trial opened Wednesday that state regulators...

Testing probe to help cancer surgeons know they got it all

Published Sep. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients emerging from cancer surgery want to know, "Did you get it all?" Now scientists are developing...

3 scientists, Planned Parenthood win Lasker medical prizes

Published Sep. 6 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Two scientists who paved the way for widely used vaccines and another who discovered key players...