Medical News

NEW YORK (AP) — They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination. In the 1800s, people protested in the streets of Victorian England after the British government began requiring...
WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device that bypasses missing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers are implanting a device on the brainstems of a small number of deaf children to see if it will help them learn to hear. The studies are aimed at children who don't have working hearing nerves and thus don't qualify for a more common technology...
A local state lawmaker is among a group of Democratic state legislators launching a campaign to restore access to a full range of reproductive health care. State Representatives Mary Gonzalez from the West Texas town of Clint, and Jessica Farrar from Houston, are among those...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid is recovering at his Washington residence after surgery Wednesday to restore vision in his wounded right eye. It was Reid's second surgery since breaking bones in his face and hurting his eye in a violent exercise accident at his home in Nevada...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine being able to identify people likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop it before it starts. This isn't a science fiction tale. It's the ambitious goal of three research projects just launched by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. First lady Michelle Obama,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A cancer patient and five doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to exempt physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives from a California ban on assisted suicide. Physicians who provide such assistance are not helping the patient commit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles. Contra Costa County public health officials say someone was diagnosed with the disease after riding BART trains between...