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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine. Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. said the Food and Drug...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congressman says the Veterans Administration cut off the benefits of more 4,200 people nationwide after they were wrongly declared dead. Rep. David Jolly says these people were "very much alive" and their benefits were resumed after the VA...
GENEVA (AP) — Taiwan hopes to work with China to help improve the health of people "on both sides of the Taiwan Strait" and is engaging more with the world to fight viruses like Zika, MERS, Ebola and dengue, the Taiwanese health minister said in an interview Wednesday. Attending...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday. Dubbed the "National Cancer Moonshot Summit," the daylong conference is intended...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in...
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and California are suing Johnson & Johnson, saying for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday his office filed the consumer protection...
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million). Romania's national health service...
WASHINGTON (AP) — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-...