Medical News

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks. Ebola has caused two dozen outbreaks in Africa since it first emerged in 1976. It is coming from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for patients with serious health problems say that one of the main goals of the new health care law is being undermined. President Barack Obama's overhaul was supposed to end insurance discrimination against the sick. But the groups say insurers are...
New labeling standards are now in effect for an ingredient found in some food products that really wasn't regulated. KLBJ's Perry Watson has details. Shurley also notes that "For things to be labeled gluten-free, the product has to have less than 20 parts per million of gluten...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Masada, the owner of the fabled Los Angeles-based comedy club the Laugh Factory, vividly remembers a warm exchange with comic Richard Jeni of the two sharing words of encouragement and gentle ribbing. "The next day I heard he put a gun in his mouth and blew...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Biogen Idec says that federal regulators have approved the specialty drugmaker's new treatment for people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The company said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration cleared the injectable drug, dubbed...
A local, state lawmaker spent the past several weeks traveling across the state to find out what health issues Texas women are concerned about. Howard says she also heard a number of stories from women who were struggling to get health care. She says one is a mom who's doing all...
NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy. Officials on Friday released the results of an internal probe into...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four couples from the United States and Australia have been prevented from leaving Thailand with surrogate babies as part of a government crackdown on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry, an Australian broadcaster reported Friday. The...