Medical News

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive — and it can be heart-wrenching to watch. Heel sticks for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy for white women has fallen a little, according to a new government report. White women lost about five weeks from their predicted lifespan in 2014, compared to 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Life...
DENVER (AP) — Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves, the latest front in a battle by lawmakers to eradicate retail pot products that could appeal to kids. The bill up for its first hearing in the state House...
DENVER (AP) — Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves. A bill up for its first hearing in the state House on Tuesday also would ban any infused edibles shaped like animals or people. It's the latest front in a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign's central message this summer — "smokeless doesn't...
NEW YORK (AP) — Troubled blood-testing startup Theranos acknowledged that it is under investigation by several regulators and agencies. The investigations and inspections come after a series of articles by The Wall Street Journal in which former employees said the company's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health officials will team up with minor league baseball as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign's central message this summer, "smokeless doesn't mean harmless...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health regulators will team up with minor league baseball teams as part of a new campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. The Food and Drug Administration says its latest effort targets white, rural males who are more likely...
UnitedHealth, the nation's biggest health insurer, will remain in public health insurance exchanges in only a handful of states next year after expanding to 34 this year. CEO Stephen Hemsley told analysts Tuesday morning that the company cannot continue to broadly serve the...