For the first time, a drug has helped prevent heart attacks by curbing inflammation, a new and very different approach than lowering cholesterol, the focus for many years.
ISLAMABAD (AP) Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Valley far more than previously thought, according to a new study.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley’s youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks to deliver critical services.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law’s insurance exchanges has landed an insurer.
WASHINGTON (AP) Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Disabled people some in wheelchairs, others with crutches have protested outside Romania’s labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless.
NEW YORK (AP) Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth.
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.