- Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika Updated: Feb-08-16 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."
- Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests Updated: Feb-05-16 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year.
- Officials to begin sending out Pease well blood test results Updated: Feb-05-16 4:25 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - State officials say they will begin sending out results to Portsmouth residents who had their blood tested for possible exposure to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base.
- Zika spotlights rare birth defect with a variety of causes Updated: Feb-04-16 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Zika virus is putting a spotlight on a potentially devastating birth defect that until now has gotten little public attention.
- Lawsuit: Hawaii man HIV-positive after blood transfusion Updated: Feb-03-16 9:17 pm
HONOLULU - A man's lawsuit against Blood Bank of Hawaii, the American Red Cross and others says that he became HIV-positive from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery in 2011.
- Families affected by cancer heal on horseback Updated: Feb-03-16 6:50 pm
GLENMOORE, Pennsylvania - Just about everyone has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Some have watched a loved one battle the chronic disease while others walked into a doctor's office and had their life changed forever. An organization is using horses, peace and hope to heal families affected by the illness.
- Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny Updated: Jan-28-16 3:16 pm
Walgreens has told blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples collected at the drugstore chain's stores to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks.
- Regulators warn testing startup Theranos over lab conditions Updated: Jan-27-16 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators have issued a warning to blood-testing startup Theranos, saying some of the Silicon Valley company's testing procedures do not meet standards designed to protect patients.
- Hospital: Improper disinfections may have exposed patients Updated: Jan-22-16 5:15 pm
WESTFIELD, Massachusetts - A western Massachusetts hospital has notified its patients that the scopes used in their colonoscopy procedures may not have been properly disinfected.
- Drug industry to fight superbugs together with governments Updated: Jan-20-16 9:28 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Dozens of makers of medicines and diagnostic tests have joined together in an unprecedented effort to tackle "superbugs" - infections that increasingly don't respond to drugs and threaten millions of people in countries rich and poor.
- HIV testing uncommon in teens despite recommendations: CDC Updated: Jan-19-16 11:08 am
CHICAGO - Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who've had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn't budge over eight years, government researchers say. Young adults fared slightly better, although testing rates have declined in black women, a high-risk group.
- HEALTHBEAT: When to stop mammograms tricky issue as US ages Updated: Jan-17-16 9:35 am
WASHINGTON - Lost in the arguing over whether women should begin mammograms at age 40 or 50 or somewhere in between is the issue they'll all eventually face: when to stop.
- Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer Updated: Jan-14-16 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.
- WADA concerned by new findings in Russian doping scandal Updated: Jan-13-16 7:53 am
PARIS - Findings reported by The Associated Press that track and field officials contemplated hiding the full extent of Russian doping before the 2012 London Olympics are "most concerning" and warrant further investigation, the World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.
- Task force: Mammograms an option at 40, do more good at 50 Updated: Jan-11-16 10:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons.