Health Headlines

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. Unlike...
LONDON (AP) — Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care. In a statement released on Friday, the university said complaints leveled against Dr...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research. It sent a letter Thursday to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found that undercover videos of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could eventually help millions of Americans...
DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. At issue is a Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses. The nation's largest contact lens...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades. The drug Repatha could eventually help millions of Americans...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday. Officials are still trying to determine how the Utah person...
NEW YORK (AP) — How many kids are vaccinated at your child's school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for individual schools, school districts, counties or areas of the state. The...