Medical News

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems. The academy's advice, published in a report Monday in its...
Drugs made from living cells, instead of by mixing chemicals, have brought major advances since the late 1990s to the treatment of various cancers, immune system disorders, growth hormone deficiency and eye diseases. But the drugs, called biologics, often have enormous price...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Pence has released a letter from his doctor vouching for his "excellent" health. The letter summarizes the medical history of the Republican vice presidential nominee and says he can maintain his high level of work and exercise routines "without...
PARIS (AP) — A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law. Liberal Senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht confirmed the death of the...
PARIS (AP) — A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law. Liberal Senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht confirmed the death of the...
PARIS (AP) — A terminally-ill minor has become the first juvenile who has been helped to die in Belgium since it removed age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago. Senator Jean-Jacques De Gucht confirmed Saturday that the minor who died was from Belgium's Flemish region and...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond, a phosphate company said...
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Sitting by her son's hospital bed, Houdaid Masbah looks at her 5-year-old boy's skeletal body and sunken cheeks, helplessness engulfing her like a thick cloud — a desperation she shares with many other mothers in Hodeidah. Even before the war, Hodeidah was...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Residents near two former Navy bases in suburban Philadelphia are suing producers of firefighting foam once used there, claiming they contaminated the drinking water. New York law firm Weitz & Luxenberg filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in Philadelphia...