Health

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990. The measles infection was discovered during an...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the twice...
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants — and now the women may have to pay back more than 11 million euros ($12 million) in collective damages they...
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court ruled Thursday that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 3,000 women with leak-prone breast implants — and now the women may have to pay back more than 11 million euros ($12 million) in collective damages they...
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has ruled that a German product-testing company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision. Thousands of women worldwide received implants made by French company PIP...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare proposed Wednesday to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors. Under Medicare, coverage for inpatient and outpatient care is determined under very different payment rules...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A West Virginia woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital pleaded guilty Wednesday to endangering a child and was sentenced to six years in prison. Candida Fluty had earlier pleaded not guilty...
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who couldn't recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family. "I just feel like there's this thick fog over my mind, my memory, over my brain that I can't...