Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer. The Food and Drug Administration approved the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether requiring a label on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The food industry is likely to find a more receptive Congress come January in its fight against mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods. Republicans and Democrats on a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee questioned Wednesday whether requiring a...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a federal lawsuit alleging proposed Internal Revenue Service rules could cause Native Americans to pay higher insurance premiums or lose health care benefits. Tribal leaders say the recently proposed IRS interpretation of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors, nurses and others fighting Ebola have won Time's 2014 Person of the Year award, the magazine announced Wednesday. Pope Francis was last year's winner. In an article on the Time website, Editor Nancy Gibbs praises "the people in the field, the special...
MELIANDOU, Guinea (AP) — When 2-year-old Emile Ouamouno caught a fever, started vomiting, passed blood in his stool and died two days later, nobody knew why. Nor did anyone really ask. Life is unforgiving in this part of the world, and people often lose their children to cholera...
BEIJING (AP) — China's government is likely to raise cigarette taxes in order to boost prices and deter smoking, an official said Wednesday, amid a push by the nation of 300 million smokers to crack down on the habit. The National Health and Family Planning Commission is joining...
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official says the government is likely to raise cigarette prices as the nation of 300 million smokers cracks down on the habit. State media quoted National Health and Family Planning Commission spokesman Yao Hongwen as saying Wednesday that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But...