Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

Published Apr. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Published Apr. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and...

Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds

Published Apr. 21 2017

NEW DELHI (AP) - India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health...

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

Published Apr. 21 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from...

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

Published Apr. 20 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. government's latest report card on food poisoning suggests that a germ commonly linked to...

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

Published Apr. 20 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful painkillers due to...

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

Published Apr. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald...

EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop

Published Apr. 19 2017

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where...

Microsoft's Gates appeals to Britain to maintain foreign aid

Published Apr. 19 2017

LONDON (AP) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates appealed Wednesday for Britain's leaders to maintain current levels of foreign aid, saying...

Trump extends private-sector health care program for vets

Published Apr. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek...

Feds practice Ebola evacuations despite past Trump criticism

Published Apr. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama's decision to bring patients with Ebola to the United States...

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans' wait times

Published Apr. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor...

Johnson & Johnson tops 1Q profit forecasts, but net dips

Published Apr. 18 2017

Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit dipped due to slightly higher spending and a bigger tax bill, but the health care...

Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but moms shouldn't use

Published Apr. 17 2017

DENVER (AP) - Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable...

In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages

Published Apr. 15 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble...

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'

Published Apr. 14 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - "Obamacare" is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for.

Running behind: Marathons may delay medical care for others

Published Apr. 12 2017

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to...

Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

Published Apr. 12 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study suggests that New York bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to...

Ex-doctor in hepatitis C outbreak dies in prison custody

Published Apr. 11 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A once-prominent Las Vegas physician who was convicted of murder and 26 other charges in the...

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with panel, with caveats

Published Apr. 11 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor...

US temporarily bans use of cyanide predator traps in Idaho

Published Apr. 10 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials on Monday temporarily stopped the use of predator-killing cyanide traps in Idaho after one...

New Mexico to require officers to carry overdose antidote

Published Apr. 6 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law...

Weight swings may be risky for overweight heart patients

Published Apr. 5 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Losing and regaining weight repeatedly may be dangerous for overweight heart patients, a study suggests.