Medical News

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has advanced its anti-abortion stronghold once again by publishing a list of places where pregnant women considering abortions can get free ultrasounds. Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Statehouse pushed for the list earlier this year during the...
Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doubt upon its future in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after it called off a planned expansion Tuesday and suggested it could abandon that market completely. A departure by Aetna, the nations' third-largest insurer,...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state toxicologist says North Carolina's top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it's contaminated with a chemical known to...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's state-funded health service is responsible for paying for an HIV-prevention drug that has been called a "game changer" in the fight against AIDS, a court ruled Tuesday. The health service said it would appeal, which means the drug — which advocates say...
CVS Health beat second-quarter earnings expectations and nudged its 2016 forecast higher after the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager reaped gains from a couple of deals and its sales of pricey specialty drugs rose. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island, company said Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says officials are finding it challenging to eradicate mosquitoes in a part of Miami where 14 people appear to have contracted the Zika virus. CDC Director Tom Frieden told ABC's "Good Morning...
MOSCOW (AP) — The governor of a Siberian region where nomadic reindeer herders were evacuated after an outbreak of anthrax says a child has died in the epidemic. The appearance of the bacterial disease in the Yamalo-Nenets region is the first fatal anthrax outbreak reported in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Homegrown mosquitoes have infected more than a dozen people with Zika in a small area of Miami, and officials are recommending that pregnant women stay away from the neighborhood. The Zika infections are the first from mosquito bites on the U.S. mainland...
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hosting a round-table discussion about the Zika virus and the state's preparedness. The discussion is set for 1 p.m. Monday with community leaders in Pinellas County,...