Health

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early use of a statin can have a legacy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors and patients may soon find it easier to learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not, as the government proposed new rules Wednesday expanding what researchers are required to publicly report. Thousands of Americans participate in clinical...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors and patients may soon find it easier to learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not, as the government proposed new rules Wednesday expanding what researchers are required to publicly report. Thousands of Americans participate in clinical...
CHICAGO (AP) — Research shows that taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward. The benefits seem to grow over time and may last for life. The news comes from 20-year follow-up of a study in Scotland that...
A new report shows some staggering costs absorbed by those caring for people with a deadly disease that affects millions of Americans. Frank also says more than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's and that number and the cost are expected to continue to...
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators who concluded that an engineer's sleep apnea caused a deadly train derailment in New York adopted several recommendations Wednesday for better screening of such disorders, including a call for improved physician training. The National...
KOUREMALE, Mali (AP) — On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. After five recent Ebola deaths...
KOUREMALE, Mali (AP) — On Mali's dusty border with Ebola-stricken Guinea, travelers have a new stop: Inside a white tent, masked medical workers zap incomers with infrared thermometer guns and instruct them to wash their hands in chlorinated water. After five recent Ebola deaths...
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles — a lack of rear coverage. Resembling a wrap-around robe, the "Model G" gown closes the once-drafty back, using adjustable snaps on the...