Medical News

NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations' Ebola chief says enough treatment facilities will be operating in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea by the end of January to ensure that the number of new cases starts dropping in the three worst-affected countries. Dr. David Nabarro told the...
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The Cuban doctors were all fired up and raring to get to work: Fidel Castro had praised their commitment and urged them to work even with American troops who might otherwise be considered the enemy, and President Raul Castro came to the airport to wish...
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The Cuban doctors were all fired up and raring to get to work: Fidel Castro had praised their commitment and urged them to work even with American troops who might otherwise be considered the enemy, and President Raul Castro came to the airport to wish...
JERUSALEM (AP) — For the first time, Israel has invoked the provisions of its 2005 "Dying Patient Act" to allow a terminally ill patient to die. A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday revealed that the amounts of oxygen and the rate of ventilation being given to the unidentified man...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday grilled a health adviser who has demeaned the president's health law, but Democrats highlighted his extensive apologizes and retractions as they tried to limit the political damage. The adviser, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An economist who advised the Obama administration on health care is apologizing to Congress for his "thoughtless" remarks that Republicans have seized upon in attacking the president's health law. MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told groups last year that the "...
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s Ebola chief says the world body remains particularly worried about high transmission levels in western Sierra Leone and the interior of Guinea. Dr. David Nabarro says his staff is focused now on "two particularly troublesome areas" centered around Sierra...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the Obama administration's harshest congressional critics will get a final high-profile shot when the House Oversight Committee grills witnesses about the president's health care overhaul and a former adviser's remark about voters' "stupidity." For four...
NEW YORK (AP) — A person does not need to have sex reassignment surgery to change the gender designation on his or her birth certificate, the City Council has decided. The council on Monday passed a bill eliminating what it called the "antiquated" requirement, which California,...