Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening side effects or complications, a new analysis found.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:10 AM EDT
Life Expectancy Varies by 20 Years Across US Counties
Americans' life expectancy varies by nearly a generation across counties in the United States, according to a new study, from a high of 87 years in Colorado's ski country to a low of 66 years in southwest South...
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 06:21 PM EDT
Bacteria Could be Behind Mysterious Outbreak in Liberia: CDC
A contagious bacterial infection appears to be the cause of at least some cases in a mysterious outbreak in Liberia, U.S. health officials said Monday.
The bacteria can cause meningitis, a dangerous brain...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 06:56 AM EDT
Health Care Fight Shifts to Senate, Where GOP Wants a Reboot
It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don't expect the process to be less arduous in the Senate, though more of the angst in...
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 01:28 PM EDT
New Testing Method Revolutionizes Allergy Identification
A new finger prick test can identify more than 100 allergens, revolutionizing the more laborious methods currently in use.
Dr. Janet Pate with Nurture Pediatrics in Bellaire, Texas says that until now the...
Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:06 PM EDT
Measles Outbreak Caused by Vaccine Skeptics: Health Depts.
An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has led to 44 infected people, nearly all of them children, the Minnesota department of health says. Eleven kids are in the hospital and more cases of measles are expected,...
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 07:15 AM EDT
Gray Death: The New Killer Drug in the War Against Opioids
Ominously named Gray Death, the killer drug cocktail is making headlines in the ongoing war against the national opioid crisis, NBC News reported.
What exactly is Gray Death? Start with heroin. Mix in the...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug Friday to treat patients suffering from amyotrophic latersclerosis (ALS) or commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
The drug, Radicava, is the first...
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:17 AM EDT
How to Protect Yourself From Surge in Lyme Disease Ticks
A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer.
The jury ruling Thursday night for...