A new drug proven to slash bad cholesterol by more than half of a patient's initial level may prove to be a boon to those worried about heart attacks and strokes. Repatha, a drug that could lower the risk of...
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 04:07 PM EDT
Jurors Begin Deliberations in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Trial
Jurors began deliberations Friday in the trial of a former executive charged in a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and injured about 700 others in 20 states.
Barry Cadden, the co-founder and...
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:08 PM EDT
Baby Given Police Escort in Snowstorm 'Resting Comfortably'
A 23-month-old Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania, boy who was escorted by snowplows and state troopers for an emergency procedure during this week's snowstorm was resting comfortably Friday in a hospital.
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM EDT
Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost
A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that's likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost.
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 at 06:06 PM EDT
Falls Are Taking a Huge and Rising Toll on Elderly Brains
Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.
The reason for the increase...
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:12 PM EDT
Critics Warn 'Phase 2' Won’t Save Health Care Plan
Things aren't looking great for the Republican health care bill after the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would lead to 24 million more people without insurance and skyrocketing costs for older...
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT
Mental Health Groups Worry New GOP Plan Will End Coverage
Mental health groups say the new GOP health care bill would terminate mental health care and efforts to combat the opioid crisis, NBC News reported.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the bill...
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 05:59 PM EDT
Over 12M Signed Up for 'Obamacare' This Year: Gov't Report
A substantial 12 million people have enrolled for coverage this year under the very health care statute that President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress want to erase, the government said Wednesday. With...
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:28 PM EDT
GOP Leaders Acknowledge Health Bill Changes, May Delay Vote
Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the...
Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent research may have found an explanation for problems like his, something called...