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...
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 01:49 PM CDT
Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange
The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer.
Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in...
Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. Drug testing companies say...
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:36 PM CDT
Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC
Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:20 PM CDT
Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert