Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the Gallup-...
BEIJING (AP) — Li Xiaohe has set herself up for the long haul in a cramped but sunny room in western Beijing, about a block from China's most renowned cancer hospital. Her laundry dries on hangers and her husband cooks in a communal kitchen as she embarks on an 84-day program of...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak that has puzzled scientists spread to three more Midwest turkey farms, bringing the number of farms infected to 23 and raising the death toll to more than 1.2 million birds killed by the disease or by authorities scrambling to contain...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Tainted Blue Bell ice cream products are linked to eight listeria illnesses in Kansas and Texas; three of...
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan health official says more than 100 students from the same school in the country's western Herat province have been hospitalized after falling ill. Rafiq Sherzai, a doctor of Herat's regional hospital, said Saturday that the students were...
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hospital officials said they're optimistic they can overcome the remaining medical and legal hurdles in a kidney transplant case whose donor was found through an ad on a car window. Joshua Dall-Leighton responded to a plea for a donor painted on the...
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine hospital officials say they're optimistic they can overcome the remaining medical and legal hurdles in a kidney transplant case whose donor was found through an ad on a car window. Windham resident Joshua Dall-Leighton responded to a plea for a...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency declared the epidemic of the lethal virus to be a global...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the year-long Ebola outbreak in West Africa still qualifies as an international emergency even though the number of cases has plummeted. Last August, the U.N. health agency declared the epidemic of the lethal virus to be a global...