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Category: Health

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Are mosquitoes the cure as well as the curse?

As the Zika virus continues its relentless spread through Latin America and beyond, causing anguish for would-be parents and leaving a trail of childr...
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Food and Drug Administration issues tougher rules to drug industry to combat painkiller abuse

The Food and Drug Administration said that it wants tougher scrutiny on new versions of painkillers to avoid deaths linked to the abuse of the powerfu...
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Pharma boss calls lawmakers imbeciles in tweet after not answering them in hearing

The pharmaceutical boss who raised the price of an anti-parasitic drug 5,000 percent did not answer questions from lawmakers at a congressional hearin...
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A Voter’s Guide To The Health Law

Nearly six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act remains a hot-button issue in the presidential race — in both parties. Candidates...
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2016 Obamacare Enrollment Tops Expectations At 12.7 Million

About 4 million people signed up for health coverage for the first time, reports Health and Human Services Department.
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Study: 29 Percent Of Colonoscopy Patients May Have Unneeded Pre-Screening Visits

Primary care doctors can do the initial screening and recommendations for a colonoscopy, the researchers write in JAMA.
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Licking Wounds, Insurers Accelerate Moves To Limit Health-Law Enrollment

Major changes in broker compensation are designed to discourage enrollment of the sickest, say consumer advocates.
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Cutting Edge DNA Technology Could Boost Cystic Fibrosis Screening For Newborns

Stanford University scientists say they've devised a more accurate and comprehensive DNA test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis, the most common ...
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Florida governor declares Zika virus emergency in 4 counties

Gov. Rick Scott has directed Florida's surgeon general to declare a public health emergency in four counties, where cases of Zika virus infections hav...
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Where in the world is Zika?

The World Health Organization has declared that the strong links between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly should be treated as a globa...