Health

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending New York City's tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending New York City's tentative agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision. Health officials have linked 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000 to the ancient...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's bioethics advisers say some attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is making recommendations for the next epidemic. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's bioethics advisers say some attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake. The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is making recommendations for the next epidemic. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a balancing act...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a balancing act...
ATLANTA (AP) — A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ — Clostridium difficile, or C-diff — flourishes in the gut after antibiotics kill off other...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services. By a 6-3 vote, the...
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks. Officials prohibited gatherings of five or more people in Ahmedabad, the capital of Gujarat...