Medical News

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced lower standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water comes as other...
NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV. It...
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian authorities have approved the abortion pill known as RU-486 for use across the country. Canada's health ministry said this week that the drug, also referred to as mifepristone, will be available to women who obtain a prescription from a doctor. The drug...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The new document "seizes on the rapid shifts in science as we've learned more about this disease," said President Barack Obama, in a...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The plan unveiled Thursday updates one issued five years ago. Developments since then include new diagnostic tests, a daily pill for...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the South Bronx. The department said Wednesday that 31 cases have been reported in the area since July 10. Two patients reported to have the illness have died, and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in...
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a Maui resort demonstrated against the proposed pact Wednesday. A couple of dozen members of locally based labor unions and environmental groups gathered at Kaanapali Beach fronting the Westin Maui...
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a resort on the Hawaiian island of Maui are demonstrating against the proposed pact. A couple of dozen protesters gathered Wednesday at Kaanapali (Kah-AH-nah-pah-lee) Beach fronting the Westin Maui...