Medical News

NEVERS, France (AP) — In the space of one hour in March 2012, Sylviane Boulesteix's dentist had wrenched eight front teeth from her mouth and replaced them with ill-fitting dentures. Then, as blood was still flowing from her raw gums, he went for lunch. The 66-year-old widow was...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate lawmakers investigating price hikes by the embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will also question one of the company's leading investors, hedge fund manager William Ackman. The Senate Aging Committee holds its third meeting on drug prices on...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates. Some are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as...
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of junior doctors posted picket lines outside hospitals around England on Tuesday in the first all-out strike in the history of Britain's National Health Service. The two-day strike marks the first time that vital NHS emergency services have been affected...
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of doctors have posted picket lines outside hospitals around England in the first all-out strike in the history of the National Health Service. The strike —taking place over two days — marks the first time that even emergency services are affected by...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is marking the 30th anniversary of an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster. A vigil was held at midnight on Monday in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych where many former Chernobyl workers were relocated. About...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The leadership at the University of Michigan's nursing school says there is value in students making mistakes while treating patients. And when the patients aren't real, that's even better. The Ann Arbor school's new state-of-the-art Clinical Learning...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers have sided against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics' drug. The panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted 7-3 Monday that the drug was not...