Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has picked up his first major labor endorsement from the nation's largest organization of nurses. The 185,000-member National Nurses United is endorsing Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination during an event with the...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says 12 people have now died from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak. De Blasio said Monday that cases now total 113. That number went up slightly because people were diagnosed after the fact. There have been no new cases in the...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11,200 people. Minister Wang Yi is in Guinea Monday for the last leg of his tour of the three countries...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — China's foreign minister has pledged continued support to the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 11,200 people. Minister Wang Yi is in Guinea Monday for the last leg of his tour of the three countries...
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico (AP) — Mark Bolzern traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Miriam Uribe enrolled in California's low-income health insurance program last November, and she still hasn't found a primary care doctor 10 months later who could see her. "Once you have (insurance), you actually still don't have it because it's still...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a prescription fish-oil pill won an early victory Friday against the Food and Drug Administration over its right to publicize unapproved uses of its drug. The preliminary ruling in U.S. District Court could strengthen the pharmaceutical industry's...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — International health officials are scrambling, without much success, to find meningitis C vaccines as an outbreak of the child-killing disease threatens to balloon into an epidemic. The first large-scale outbreak of the C strain in decades has this year...