A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 05:43 PM CDT
Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger
In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by...
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 11:55 AM CDT
Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer
Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.
Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 05:22 PM CDT
Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More
Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.
The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 12:24 PM CDT
Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula
A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 07:00 PM CDT
US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...
The muddy floodwaters now soaking through drywall, carpeting, mattresses and furniture in Houston will pose a massive cleanup challenge with potential public health consequences.
It's not known yet what kinds or...
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM CDT
Aetna Envelope Window Reveals Patients' HIV Status: Lawyers
Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on purchasing HIV prescriptions.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 05:24 AM CDT
Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs
The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported.
Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...