Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

Published Nov. 23 2017

A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two...

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Published Nov. 21 2017

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend - but not...

Tennessee's health issues hurt its economy, report says

Published Nov. 17 2017

Tennessee's poor health status costs the state billions of dollars, and policy makers are taking notice.


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U.S. scientists try first gene editing inside the human body

Published Nov. 15 2017

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change...

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines

Published Nov. 13 2017

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which...

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Published Nov. 9 2017

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new...

Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Published Oct. 20 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and...

Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

Published Oct. 19 2017

A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give...

Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

Published Oct. 17 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

Published Oct. 13 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - America's weight problem isn't getting any better, according to new government research.

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

Published Oct. 13 2017

In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the...

Ethics report says NY lawmaker's actions warrant review

Published Oct. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say there is a "substantial reason to believe" Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York...

Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

Published Oct. 11 2017

The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known...

Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center

Published Oct. 10 2017

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - First lady Melania Trump has toured a West Virginia drug addiction recovery center for infants in...

Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle

Published Oct. 9 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some dirty old birds are helping scientists better understand one of the more baffling climate change mysteries.

White House plans order to expand health care options

Published Oct. 9 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to...

Bystander rape-prevention programs face questions

Published Oct. 8 2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Training programs around the country are trying to teach bystanders to stop sexual assault, and...

Life changes in a flash, other mass shootings survivors say

Published Oct. 7 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - The shooting rampage in Las Vegas has triggered grim memories for survivors of previous massacres.

Trump reaches out to Democrats in bid for 'great' health law

Published Oct. 7 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is reaching out to Democrats to see if they "want to do a great...

AP-NORC Poll: Adult caregivers overwhelmed and undertrained

Published Oct. 5 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Adult caregivers looking after aging relatives and friends have little training for their stressful roles but still...

UK rejects terminally ill man's request to be killed

Published Oct. 5 2017

LONDON (AP) - Britain's High Court has rejected a terminally ill man's request to be killed with medical help.

Mental health concerns in aftermath of Puerto Rico hurricane

Published Oct. 5 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Locked out of his home and with nowhere else to go, Wilfredo Ortiz Marrero...

Study questions European approval process for cancer drugs

Published Oct. 4 2017

LONDON (AP) - Only about half of the cancer drugs approved by the European Medicines Agency in the last few...