At least five people have died after receiving gastric balloons to help them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
It’s unclear whether the balloons or the surgery to implant them could...
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 02:34 PM EDT
1 in 3 Cancer Patients Face Unexpected Costs: Study
A Duke University study found more than a third of cancer patients with health insurance faced out-of-pocket costs that were more than they expected. Researchers say patients with unexpected costs are less...
Incoming college students have long feared the freshman 15, the alleged 15 pound weight gain common among first year students. But studies suggest this concept is nothing more than a myth, NBC News reported.
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 07:35 AM EDT
Trump Actions Trigger Health Premium Hikes for 2018: Study
The Trump administration's own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.
The analysis released...
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 at 06:16 AM EDT
Lawsuit: CVS Charges More for Drugs Paid for With Insurance
A California woman sued CVS Health Corporation Monday, accusing the company of charging customers more when they use insurance to pay for certain generic prescriptions, NBC News reported.
A new study has found an 11 percent increase in alcohol use among Americans between 2002 and 2012. There was an even bigger jump in high-risk drinking and alcohol-use disorders. Women, older adults and racial...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 01:37 PM EDT
Infant Mortality Rates Up in Appalachia vs Rest of US: Study
Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 03:09 PM EDT
Researchers Detail Heroin, Drug Use at Underground US Haven
A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals.
None were known to exist in the U.S. until...
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 at 06:40 AM EDT
Opioid Overdoses Have Been Higher Than Thought: Study
Deaths from heroin and opioid overdoses may have been underreported by more than 20 percent, according to a new study from the University of Virginia.
Researchers looking into the nation's deadly drug overdose...
Transgender kids in the St. Louis, Missouri, area now have somewhere to go for medical care and counseling. A transgender medical center opened Tuesday, and it's the first of its kind in the region. The medical...