1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Published Jan. 19 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a...

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Published Jan. 19 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a...

Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve

Published Jan. 18 2017

Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping.


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AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care

Published Jan. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary...

Testing wearable sensors as 'check engine' light for health

Published Jan. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an...

The good, bad and unknown about marijuana's health effects

Published Jan. 12 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A new report concludes that marijuana can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some...

Trump's HHS pick will sell off stock to avoid conflicts

Published Jan. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's top health official will sell off stock holdings to...

Governor says there's less of him to hate: He lost 50 pounds

Published Jan. 11 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage says he had weight loss surgery and jokes now "there's 50 less pounds...

Hospitalized Texas baby soothed by Dallas Cowboys games

Published Jan. 11 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The parents of a Texas baby hospitalized with a congenital heart defect are turning to...

Trump asks skeptic to probe vaccine safety, alarming doctors

Published Jan. 10 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking a vocal skeptic...

Johnson & Johnson to reveal average drug price increases

Published Jan. 10 2017

Health care giant Johnson & Johnson plans next month to disclose price increases of its prescription drugs as the industry...

Obama health law posts solid sign-ups despite GOP repeal vow

Published Jan. 10 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress may be moving to repeal "Obamacare," but millions of people are still signing up. The administration...


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Q&A: A look at presidential farewell speeches

Published Jan. 10 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The farewell address President Barack Obama plans to deliver Tuesday will continue a tradition established by the...

Shooting suspect's mental issues may explain little

Published Jan. 9 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Esteban Santiago, the 26-year-old man held in the fatal shootings last week at Fort Lauderdale's airport,...

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Published Jan. 9 2017

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their...

Obama health care legacy: Coverage, conflict, and questions

Published Jan. 9 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Although his signature law is in jeopardy, President Barack Obama's work reshaping health care in America is...

Executive set to go on trial in meningitis outbreak case

Published Jan. 8 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Testimony is set to get underway in the racketeering trial of the former president of a compounding...

Transgender man: Catholic hospital denied my hysterectomy

Published Jan. 5 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A transgender man sued a Roman Catholic hospital Thursday, saying it cited religion in refusing to...

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

Published Jan. 5 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, say guidelines released Thursday that...

Trial to begin over meningitis outbreak that killed 64 total

Published Jan. 4 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of a former top executive at a...

China says some factories have violated anti-smog measures

Published Jan. 2 2017

BEIJING (AP) - China's environmental ministry says an unspecified number of companies have violated measures meant to reduce smog during...

Medicare launches revamp for heart attacks, hip fractures

Published Jan. 2 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Heart attacks and broken hips cause a lot of suffering and worry as people grow older.

Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him

Published Jan. 1 2017

SHARON, Mass. (AP) - Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year.