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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 03:46 PM EDT

Aetna to Make Apple Watch Available to Customers

Aetna to Make Apple Watch Available to Customers

Hartford-based Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season.

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 07:04 AM EDT

Baby Born With DNA From 3 People, in Medical First

Baby Born With DNA From 3 People, in Medical First

Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor. The goal was to prevent the child from inheriting a...

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 02:31 PM EDT

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

Upside to Morning Sickness: Fewer Miscarriages, Stillbirths

It's dreaded by moms-to-be but morning sickness is actually a good sign — for the baby, a government study shows, confirming common pregnancy lore and less rigorous research. Women with nausea early in...

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:33 AM EDT

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer Decides Not to Break Up Business

Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future. The company said Monday it believes it is best positioned...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 06:45 PM EDT

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

A Rare Bipartisan Agreement Reached, Briefly, on Abortion

Abortion rights advocates and opponents in Congress reached a rare bipartisan consensus at a Friday hearing: Both sides agreed on the effectiveness of a ban on federal abortion funding. Known as the Hyde...

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 05:32 AM EDT

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

35 US States Sue British Drugmaker Over Marketing of Opioid

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit Thursday alleging that British drugmaker Indivior tried to keep cheaper, generic versions of Suboxone off the market, California's...

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:46 AM EDT

Mom Says More Can Be Done to Make EpiPens More Affordable

Mom Says More Can Be Done to Make EpiPens More Affordable

Parents whose children require EpiPens are demanding that more be done as the company’s top leaders faced tough questioning on Capitol Hill amid skyrocketing costs.

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 05:49 PM EDT

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Mylan CEO Defends EpiPen Cost to Angry Lawmakers

Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with sales...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 06:06 PM EDT

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

Drug-Resistant Superbugs a 'Fundamental Threat': WHO

While antibiotics were once hailed as miracle drugs, they've been abused and overused so much that they are now often useless against fast-evolving bacteria. And that bacterial evolution is far outpacing humans’...

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 03:14 PM EDT

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Zuckerbergs Pledge $3B to 'Cure, Prevent or Manage All Disease'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. To this end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their...

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