Medical News

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older Americans' medicine cabinets. With...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say a disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants. Dr. Paolo Macchiarini is also being investigated in two cases of causing bodily...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan seeks to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — For-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. Rural states like Idaho need more general practitioners, with the baby boom generation aging and expanded insurance...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers are poised to approve what advocates call a pioneering requirement for free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails. The City Council is expected to vote Tuesday. Democratic Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, to better understand the virus' threat. The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday,...
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — William Reynolds breezed past the finish line first in his 100-meter race at West Point, down the hill from where he once marched as a cadet and a dozen years since the attack in Iraq that cost him part of his left leg. Reynolds, 35, is a competitor in...
CHANDIGARH, India (AP) — Millions of people twisted their bodies in complex positions in celebration of International Yoga Day on Tuesday. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a crowd of 30,000 schoolchildren and other residents of the northern city of Chandigarh for a...
CHANDIGARH, India (AP) — Millions of people across India twisted themselves into complex yoga positions Tuesday as the country celebrated International Yoga Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a crowd of 30,000 schoolchildren and other residents of the northern city of...