Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?

Published Feb. 13 2018

For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body...

Woman has 14 worms pulled from her eye after rare infection

Published Feb. 12 2018

An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of...

Nearly 11.8 million people enrolled in Affordable Care Act plans in 2018

Published Feb. 8 2018

Call it the political equivalent of a death-defying escape: former President Barack Obama's health care law pulled in nearly 11.8...

$300 million health care system cost to protect religious rights

Published Feb. 5 2018

President Donald Trump's new effort to protect the rights of health workers who object to participating in abortions and other...

Not just boy and girl; more teens identify as transgender

Published Feb. 5 2018

Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting...

Health care's Three Amigos? The big names behind a new push

Published Jan. 30 2018

Three guys walk into a bar. They're Warren Buffett, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon. They decide to...

100 years ago, the Spanish flu killed millions

Published Jan. 30 2018

In October 1918, the last great pandemic to strike America forced the cancellation of public meetings and schools.

Tennessee lab is leading fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Published Jan. 11 2018

Antibiotic medications attack infectious, disease-causing bacteria, but the pathogens that antibiotics are designed to kill are learning how to fight...

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling in midst of nasty flu season

Published Jan. 9 2018

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst...

Obamacare sign-up tally dips slightly to 8.7 million

Published Dec. 29 2017

More than 8.7 million people signed up for coverage next year under the Obama-era health care law, the government reported...

Affordable Care Act enrollment down, but higher than expected

Published Dec. 27 2017

Affordable Care Act enrollment is down, but not by much, and a special enrollment period for people affected by hurricanes...

Is the Chattanooga region prepared for a public health emergency?

Published Dec. 21 2017

There's no predicting what potential public health emergency looms on the horizon, whether it's a natural disaster, an emerging infectious...

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths

Published Dec. 20 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on...

A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

Published Dec. 16 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public...

Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

Published Dec. 12 2017

Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's...

Study: Children's deaths, injuries from window blinds show need for cord ban

Published Dec. 11 2017

Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S....

Doctor tied to Sen. Menendez case set for fraud sentencing

Published Dec. 4 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez...

'Take all their excuses away': Hard cases in heroin fight

Published Dec. 4 2017

The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of...

Affordable Care Act enrollment outpacing last year's sign-ups

Published Nov. 30 2017

The number of people enrolling in Affordable Care Act health insurance plans for 2018 coverage is outpacing last year, according...

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...


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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.

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...