Medical News

Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men. Doctors have suspected that height and heart risks are related. Shorter people are more prone to heart attacks, high...
Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men. Doctors have suspected that height and heart risks are related. Shorter people are more prone to heart attacks, high...
A former U.S. Senate majority leader, who's also a surgeon, is in Austin and tells KLBJ's Perry Watson he's here to talk to state lawmakers about a medical issue that affects millions across the state. Frist says Texas lawmakers need to have all the facts before making any...
The head of the Texas Medical Association says a bill passed by the Texas Senate could be the first step in addressing the shortage of doctors in the state. Dr. King says with three new Texas medical schools set to open in the next two years, including one in Austin, by the year...
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities say they have seized more than 4.4 metric tons (4.9 tons) of the banned stimulant khat at Zurich airport — the biggest drugs haul recorded there. Customs officials say the khat was hidden inside 495 postal packages — declared as tea, henna or...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter's preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change. Obama says he knows firsthand how scary it can be to have a child who struggles to breathe. He is arguing that preventing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is giving his health care law an eight out of a 10, and calls a lawsuit hanging over it "the last gasp" from opponents. Obama tells ABC News he doesn't give it a 10 is because things can always be improved. He says the biggest challenge...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizonans with medical marijuana cards can't be barred from using the drug simply for being on probation, the state Supreme Court concluded Tuesday in a ruling that will have ripple effects across the state. The court said immunity granted by a 2010 voter-approved...
Aetna is urging gay customers to "be proud" — and consider buying its coverage — as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to. The nation's third-largest health insurer is using...