Medical News

A growing number of U.S. workers are covered by health insurance that sticks them with a bigger share of the medical bill but also softens that blow by providing a special account to help with the expense. Companies are turning more to so-called consumer-directed health plans...
LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been cleared of misconduct charges. The Nursing and Midwifery Council said Wednesday after a two-day hearing that Pauline Cafferkey had not conducted herself improperly. The council had...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger's gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit. The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond. The School of Kinesiology's Michigan Performance...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has suspended distribution of seafood believed to be the cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. De Oro Resources Inc. must temporarily suspend distribution of its products while the government does an audit, according to...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has suspended distribution of seafood believed to be the cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. De Oro Resources Inc. must temporarily suspend distribution of its products, according to an order by the Philippines'...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas middle school is back in session nearly a week after a mercury discovery forced more than 1,000 students into a quarantine that lasted overnight. The Clark County School District said Tuesday that students are back at Walter Johnson Junior High...
LONDON (AP) — Disciplinary hearings are set to begin in the case of a British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone. Pauline Cafferkey is accused of concealing her elevated temperature from health officials when she returned to Britain with the virus. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he knows that progress in reducing the uninsured rate hasn't been without challenges. Obama says in a letter to the nation's health insurers that most new enterprises have growing pains and opportunities for improvement, and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anybody — no matter their age or how healthy they are — can develop pneumonia. And it's possible the campaign trail's grueling schedule, with its germy hand-shaking and selfie-taking, increased Hillary Clinton's risk. Clinton's illness appears mild, but it is...