At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease
At $2M, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease

U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, a $2.125 million gene therapy meant to cure a disorder that rapidly destroys a baby's muscle control and kills most within a couple years.

UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths
UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths

The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030.

May 23rd, 4:21 AM CDT
Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak
Health warnings lifted on 2 Texas bays after accident, leak

Texas health officials have lifted some advisories that warned against eating seafood from parts of two Houston-area bays following a maritime accident and toxic spill.

May 24th, 12:41 PM CDT
Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection
Administration moves to revoke transgender health protection

A new Trump administration rule would roll back sex discrimination protection for transgender people in health services.

May 24th, 8:52 AM CDT
Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval
Health tax splits California amid need for Trump's approval

California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with first-term Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to continue a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health care benefits.

May 24th, 6:21 PM CDT
Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB
Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

NFL players may be more likely to die from brain diseases and heart problems than major league baseball players but the reasons are unclear.

May 24th, 10:51 AM CDT
GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills
GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

Senior senators from both parties release draft legislation to address 'surprise medical bills'.

May 23rd, 12:21 PM CDT
Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to "hiring a hitman"
Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to "hiring a hitman"

Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed, and is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.

May 25th, 6:31 AM CDT
Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona
Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center says the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter.

May 23rd, 8:11 PM CDT
Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center
Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak.

May 22nd, 4:21 PM CDT
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance
US lawmakers demand UN health agency change opioid guidance

Two U.S. lawmakers are demanding the World Health Organization drop its guidelines that allow for freer prescribing of opioid painkillers.

May 22nd, 2:01 PM CDT
Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding.

May 21st, 5:21 PM CDT
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices.

May 22nd, 5:51 AM CDT
Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety
Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

Colorado officials say they have no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to focus on health, safety and the environment.

May 21st, 4:41 PM CDT
Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care
Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

Two Democratic women running for president have unveiled plans to improve maternal health care.

May 22nd, 10:31 AM CDT
Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike
Mandatory overtime for nurses at center of hospital strike

A strike entering its third week at an Ohio hospital is putting a spotlight on concerns about forcing nurses to repeatedly work mandatory overtime.

May 22nd, 2:21 PM CDT
Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys.

May 21st, 10:11 AM CDT
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed.

May 21st, 3:51 PM CDT
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.

May 21st, 10:21 AM CDT
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.

May 21st, 7:01 PM CDT
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.

May 21st, 12:21 AM CDT

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Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed.

May 21st, 3:51 PM CDT
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN

A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations has forced French doctors to resume life support for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.

May 21st, 10:21 AM CDT
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.

May 21st, 7:01 PM CDT
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier.

May 21st, 12:21 AM CDT
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of the opioid drug crisis.

May 21st, 4:01 PM CDT
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 presidential candidates on the issue.

May 22nd, 4:11 AM CDT
Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption
Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has released a Family Bill of Rights that she vows to institute during her first 100 days in office, if elected.

May 22nd, 6:11 AM CDT
Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections
Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections

Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to 'hear' a warning sign of ear infections in kids.

May 15th, 1:11 PM CDT
Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns
Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns

The 29-year-old mother of Poland's new-born sextuplets has been able to visit her babies in hospital, and all are doing fine despite being born weeks early.

May 21st, 5:51 AM CDT
900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance
900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds has pleaded guilty in a cocaine conspiracy case during a hearing held in a courthouse loading zone as he lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance.

May 21st, 4:01 PM CDT
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia

A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit filed by women's health groups seeking to overturn restrictions on abortion providers in Virginia.

May 20th, 2:41 AM CDT
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment.

May 20th, 1:11 PM CDT
California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally
California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

California lawmakers are eyeing proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.

May 20th, 8:01 PM CDT
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed an order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV.

May 20th, 3:51 PM CDT
Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21
Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

The Senate's top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21.

May 20th, 2:31 PM CDT

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