In some villages deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where bridges may just be felled trees and there are few roads or telephones, a growing network of solar-powered radios is doing double duty, NBC...
Spending on cancer treatments has spiked past the $100 billion mark globally over the past five years, with almost half that amount in the U.S. alone, NBC News reported, citing a report released Thursday.
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 07:04 PM CDT
Trump Climate Decision Endangers Human Health: Doctors
President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement will endanger human health and make it hard to prevent even more damage from global warning, medical groups told NBC...
Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 at 04:24 PM CDT
US Officials OK Option for Men With HIV to Father Children
The nation's top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there's now enough evidence that a lab technique that removes the virus is a...
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 08:54 PM CDT
Calif. Could Fund Universal Health Care With $106B in Taxes: Study
A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue that together would generate...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 03:56 PM CDT
Taxpayers May Have Overpaid by $1B for EpiPen: Senator
American taxpayers may have overpaid by as much as $1.27 billion for EpiPen anti-allergy devices over the course of a decade, a U.S. senator said Wednesday.
That is nearly three times the $465 million that...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 04:41 PM CDT
Leaked Birth Control Rule Would Broaden Religious Exemption
Women's groups are threatening to take the Trump administration to court after a leaked, draft regulation revealed a plan to let employers opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:59 AM CDT
GOP Health Bill Doesn't Fulfill Trump Promises: Poll
President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises.
The poll out...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 06:31 PM CDT
Dozens Arrested After Health Care Protest in North Carolina
The head of the North Carolina NAACP was among more than 30 people arrested Tuesday during a demonstration against Republican lawmakers' refusal to expand Medicaid coverage — the latest in a long string of...