Health

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Dr. Vivek Murthy's confirmation to serve as U.S. surgeon general will better position the nation to save lives abroad and protect Americans at home. Obama says Murthy has a lifetime of public health experience dealing with diseases...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general. The 51-43 vote late Monday came despite opposition from some lawmakers over Murthy's support for gun control and past statements calling gun...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday. The Instituto Oswaldo Cruz,...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered an Irish drug manufacturer to halt its plans to discontinue its widely used Alzheimer's medication, allegedly in an effort to drive patients to a newer patented drug. U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet tells Dublin-based Actavis PLC...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Monday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general amid opposition from Republicans and at least one Democrat. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Monday he does not believe...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Monday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general amid opposition from Republicans and at least one Democrat. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Monday he does not believe...
CHICAGO (AP) — Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. Here's a look at what's billed as the first national estimate on these injuries, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: THE TREND...
CHICAGO (AP) — Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. Here's a look at what's billed as the first national estimate on these injuries, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: THE TREND...
CHICAGO (AP) — How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you'll live. That's according to British research posing that question to about 6,500 adults. Those who felt younger than their real age lived the longest over the following eight...