Medical News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid is recovering at his Washington residence after surgery Wednesday to restore vision in his wounded right eye. It was Reid's second surgery since breaking bones in his face and hurting his eye in a violent exercise accident at his home in Nevada...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Imagine being able to identify people likely to develop a particular disease — and then stop it before it starts. This isn't a science fiction tale. It's the ambitious goal of three research projects just launched by Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is joining with lawmakers and top government leaders to cast a spotlight on the issue of suicide among veterans. Obama on Thursday will sign the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act into law. First lady Michelle Obama,...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A cancer patient and five doctors filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to exempt physicians who help terminally ill patients end their lives from a California ban on assisted suicide. Physicians who provide such assistance are not helping the patient commit...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles. Contra Costa County public health officials say someone was diagnosed with the disease after riding BART trains between...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in Northern California on Wednesday warned Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters that they may have been exposed to measles. Contra Costa County public health officials say someone was diagnosed with the disease after riding BART trains between...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in. Government rules requiring many schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers, along with a trend toward healthier...
Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Does your sweetheart have a milk allergy? You may want to hold off on a dark chocolate Valentine. Although dark chocolate generally isn't made with milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study released Wednesday shows that there are traces of milk in some of...