Medical News

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he will step back from his humanitarian work and surround himself with his family as he undergoes three months of treatment for melanoma cancer. This weekend, relatives will gather in his tiny hometown of Plains, Georgia, to...
It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has melanoma, a serious form of cancer. Carter, who will turn 91 in October, said he has already begun treatments for four small...
CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer. Death rates in the 20 years after diagnosis totaled about 3 percent for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, "Obamacare." A new poll finds Americans worried about medication costs and broadly supporting government action to curb drug prescription prices. Overall, 72 percent said the cost of prescription medications is unreasonable, according to Thursday's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — How do you measure sexual desire? If you're a drugmaker trying to win approval for a medication to boost female libido, it might come down to two questions on a medical questionnaire. Those questions made the difference for Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which...
BERLIN (AP) — Doctors in Germany say the quadruplets born prematurely to a 65-year-old woman three months ago have been allowed to leave the hospital. Berlin's Charite hospital said Thursday that doctors would continue to monitor the babies, who all weigh more than 2.5 kilograms...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Regardless of political affiliation, Americans strongly support government action to control prescription drug costs, according to a poll released Thursday. While the 2016 presidential candidates continue to debate President Barack Obama's 5-year-old law...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A water department manager at a Las Vegas suburb has been reassigned as officials investigate a complaint about the man who years ago had admitted to making his son's football team sick for revenge. North Las Vegas said it reassigned longtime employee Jerome M...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country. Huntington Memorial Hospital said in a...