Medical News

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California on Thursday becomes the latest state to allow the terminally ill to legally choose to end their lives, raising worries among some people in the state's large Latino and African-American communities that poor people with serious illnesses could be...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Largely Latino California is the first minority-majority state to allow the terminally ill to hasten their deaths — the biggest test yet of the practice that has raised concerns by communities of color. African American and Latino leaders worry that poor people...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species. It's like hijacking evolution, a way to spread genetic change through insects, animals...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia could soon become the first major U.S. city to adopt a tax on sugary drinks. Mayor Jim Kenney proposed a 3-cent-an-ounce tax on soda and other sugary beverages to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements. The...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man says in a lawsuit that a security guard's metal detector caused his pacemaker to fail as he entered Pittsburgh Municipal Court. Vince Kelly filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city and Allegheny County, who jointly control the courts building, which is...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Doctors at a Lisbon hospital have delivered a baby almost four months after its mother was declared brain dead — a record for such cases in Portugal. Lisbon's Sao Jose Hospital says in a statement the healthy baby boy weighing 2.35 kilos (5.2 pounds) was...
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday. The milestone is another step in Thailand's aggressive campaign to reduce new cases of the AIDS virus, but experts warn...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the nation's drug abuse problem. The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors and patients Tuesday that the over-the-counter and...
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says governments need to improve access to HIV treatment in West and Central Africa, where critical medicines reach fewer than one-third of those in need. The call Tuesday by the group, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, came a...