Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

Published Aug. 10 2018

A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying...

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Published Aug. 8 2018

Move over, Mother Nature.

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Published Aug. 7 2018

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient - fluoride - and...


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American Lung Association warns against potential clean car standard deregulation

Published Aug. 1 2018

Local health leaders are warning a potential rollback of clean car standards put in place under the Obama administration will...

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Published Aug. 1 2018

Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no...

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Published Jul. 25 2018

Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental...

Doctors: Woman likely spread Ebola a year after infection

Published Jul. 23 2018

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell...

New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

Published Jul. 12 2018

Every night without fail, Paul Blumstein straps on a mask that prevents him from repeatedly waking up, gasping for air.

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

Published Jul. 12 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that recently have led to rationing of...

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Published Jul. 3 2018

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for...

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

Published Jun. 22 2018

California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first...

Warming drives spread of toxic algae in U.S., researchers say

Published Jun. 22 2018

The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency . prepare for action."


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Study: New evidence emerges that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Published Jun. 21 2018

Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study...

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

Published Jun. 20 2018

A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots,...

Aspiring youth get behind-the-scene look at medicine [photos]

Published Jun. 7 2018

Does med school take forever? Is it really that hard? Do you get paid? How do you handle dying patients?...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy, big study finds

Published Jun. 7 2018

Most women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances...

International medical graduates expected to fill gap in U.S. health care

Published Jun. 4 2018

The United States will need up to 120,000 additional doctors, including a minimum of 42,600 primary care physicians, by 2030,...

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Published Jun. 3 2018

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of...

Cancer group calls for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 45

Published May. 31 2018

A prominent cancer organization is for the first time recommending Americans initiate colorectal cancer screening at age 45 instead of...

Report: Childhood obesity hits Tennessee hardest

Published May. 30 2018

Children in Tennessee are more obese than those in any other state, according to a new report from the nonprofit...

U.S. births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

Published May. 17 2018

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and - surprisingly - their 30s, leading to...

Bronchoscopy procedure gives hope in fight against lung cancer [photos]

Published May. 17 2018

Accurate lung cancer diagnosis requires a biopsy, but sampling small nodules using regular technology is like trying to find a...