Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as...
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's government says that the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus has reappeared in Cameroon after an 8-year absence. Livestock minister Dr. Taiga said one person is hospitalized and Cameroon has reported the death of at least 15,000 birds since May...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both...
GENEVA (AP) — Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency. Member states...
NEW YORK (AP) — As the international epidemic of Zika virus disease has unfolded and led to devastating birth defects for at least 1,300 children in eight countries, an agonizing question has persisted: What is the chance that an infected pregnant woman will have a baby with...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The law took effect Wednesday with the Republican governor's signature. The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine. Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. said the Food and Drug...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida congressman says the Veterans Administration cut off the benefits of more 4,200 people nationwide after they were wrongly declared dead. Rep. David Jolly says these people were "very much alive" and their benefits were resumed after the VA...