Medical News

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever." Ambassador Samantha Power said...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation. Speaking in Kenya on Thursday, Ban called female genital mutilation a brutal practice that must be stopped to...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals. Robin...
If you plan to visit a patient at Dell Children's Medical Center in the coming months, you'll have to contend with some new rules, especially during flu season. Dr. Hauger says hospital personnel will greet visitors with questions about their health. If they are found to be...
Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most...
Austin and Travis County health officials are looking for the public's input in order to move forward with a plan to improve the health of local residents. For more information, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/news/community-health-improvement-plan-forum .
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it cleared Pfizer's Trumenba to prevent a...
Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. — ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalized under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina's constitution...
HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations. A mid-level official of the...