Medical News

LONDON (AP) — Malaria likely killed many more people than usual in the West African nation of Guinea during last year's Ebola outbreak, a new study suggests, as tens of thousands with potential signs of the mosquito-spread disease probably shunned health clinics. The early...
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in...
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in...
PARIS (AP) — France's senate has voted against a bill allowing the sedation of terminally ill patients, fearing it would lead to allowing euthanasia, which is illegal in the country. Senators in Paris rejected the law by a vote of 196-87. The measure, approved by the lower house...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir of the Samsung business empire bowed deep in apology Tuesday as criticism mounted over a Samsung hospital's role in spreading Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea. Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologized to MERS victims and patients in his...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir of the Samsung business group has made a deep bow in apology as criticism mounts on a Samsung hospital for its role in spreading the Middle East respiratory syndrome. Lee Jae-yong, 47, apologized to the MERS victims and patients Tuesday in his...
LONDON (AP) — Attention wearers of skinny jeans: don't squat — at least not for long. Doctors in Australia report that a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several hours...
SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, the University of Puget Sound...
The average consumer should catch a price break if major health insurers like Anthem and Cigna combine and cut their expenses. That's the basic theory, at least. The reality will be much murkier for the more than 50 million people who may be affected if Anthem Inc. succeeds with...