Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough. A second test could help ferret out the culprit genes. Cancer involves two sets of genetic code — your own...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is citing major gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and says the goal now is to prevent any new cases. Obama was meeting Wednesday with the presidents of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to get a handle on the current...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are preparing for another round of heated talks Wednesday on whether the state should prevent parents from seeking vaccination exemptions for their children because of religious or personal beliefs. The Senate Education Committee is...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Parliament has taken a step toward restricting the availability of abortion by accepting for debate a conservative ruling Popular Party proposal to oblige 16- and 17-year-olds to once again have to obtain parents' permission. The Popular Party used its...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the Food and Drug Administration over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's authority over labeling and packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Units of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sharp in their senior years...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Your brain ages like the rest of your body, and the Institute of Medicine says the best way to keep mentally sharp is to stay physically active. The group examined "cognitive aging," natural changes in mental functioning as we get older. It's not a disease like...
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of Parliament approved a draft law Tuesday tackling a range of public health problems, from smoking and drinking to obesity and anorexia. The bill passed in the National Assembly with 311 votes in favor and 241 against. The reform now goes to...