Medical News

NEW YORK (AP) — A study of women who were infected with the Zika virus late in pregnancy found that none had babies with apparent birth defects. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine online Wednesday, seems to confirm that the greatest risk to infants comes...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in control of negotiations on long-delayed funding to combat the Zika virus are promising a quick agreement. Behind-the-scenes negotiations have focused on a potential deal in the range of a $1.1 billion measure passed by the Senate last month. A...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling the rising cost of drugs "unsustainable," congressional advisers on Wednesday recommended major changes to Medicare's popular outpatient prescription program, now 10 years old. The proposal from the nonpartisan Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization's research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn't enough proof to show a link to cancer. But the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or IARC, also announced in a report...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will...
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — The southern Indian state of Telangana has declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water in the state capital. Rajeshwar Tiwari, Telangana's top health official, said Wednesday that a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is calling for more investment in addressing the nation's opioid epidemic, saying only half of the 2 million people who need drug treatment in the country have access to it. Murthy's comments Tuesday come after his tour...
NEW YORK (AP) — The government has come up with a plan in case mosquitoes start spreading Zika in the U.S. Health officials aren't expecting big outbreaks like in Latin America and the Caribbean. But they do think some local cases in the U.S. are likely. States can call on a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are digested. The AspireAssist system consists of a thin tube implanted in the stomach, connecting to an outside port on the skin of the belly...