Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of...
Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft.
No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new...
Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 06:53 AM EDT
Selena Gomez Undergoes Kidney Transplant Due to Lupus
Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday.
Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed...
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 01:19 PM EDT
Study Prompts Call to Examine Flu Vaccine and Miscarriages
A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu.
Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 06:43 PM EDT
Sanders Would Make Government Health Care Role Even Bigger
In an animated, campaign-style rally, Sen. Bernie Sanders unwrapped his plan to remake the nation's convoluted health care system into federally run health insurance Wednesday — a costly proposal embraced by...
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT
Age Matters When It Comes to Screening for Cervical Cancer
Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus.
Monday, Sep 11, 2017 at 06:22 PM EDT
Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More
Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.
The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...
The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT
Former Monk Sues Cosmetics Giant Over Anti-Aging Formula
A former Roman Catholic monk has filed a federal lawsuit against cosmetics giant L'Oreal, accusing the company of stealing patented technology in an anti-aging wrinkle cream that his charity was selling to raise...
Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 at 08:00 PM EDT
US Clears Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Childhood Leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood...