Medical News

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Narcan is not just for police and first responders anymore. New York and a handful of other states are helping to make the life-saving heroin antidote available to regular folks, hoping to increase the odds it will be there when needed in an emergency. State...
There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers. As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser. The burden to states could mount to $13 billion in less...
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan King Mohammed VI has ordered the laws restricting abortion in the African country to be loosened, allowing it in cases of rape, incest, danger to the mother's health or fetal malformation. The royal palace statement reported by the state news...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health experts say there are a host of problems with the design and cleaning instructions for specialized medical scopes recently linked to a series of bacterial outbreaks in hospitals nationwide. However, the Food and Drug Administration's advisers...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities say they are sending $3 million in checks to consumers who bought a cactus-based fruit drink from TriVita Inc. based on bogus health claims. The Federal Trade Commission settled charges against Trivita in July alleging that the company's...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life. A team of doctors who usually treat humans came together with a veterinarian to operate on the 1-year-old Burmese cat. Blood was pooling in Vanilla...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California cat named Vanilla Bean with a congenital heart defect got a rare chance at another life. A team of doctors who usually treat humans came together with a veterinarian to operate on the 1-year-old Burmese cat. Blood was pooling in Vanilla...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health officials said, while doctors still are treating thousands from an earlier outbreak. Dozens more children are sick in the Rafi...
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health officials say 28 children have been killed by lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village. Dozens more are sick. The outbreak is in the same region where doctors still are treating children from a 2010 mass...