USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people.

6 hrs 10 mins ago
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency.

October 17th, 10:42 AM
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

October 17th, 8:38 AM
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths.

16 hrs 20 mins ago
National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods
National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.

11 hrs 20 mins ago
Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths
Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive.

5 hrs 40 mins ago
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children.

October 16th, 11:06 AM
UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries
UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,.

October 17th, 8:28 AM
AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency.

October 17th, 9:08 AM
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes.

October 16th, 8:06 AM
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last.

October 17th, 3:58 PM
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.

October 15th, 9:55 AM
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug.

October 17th, 10:59 PM
California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas
California housing measures offer hope for high-cost Salinas

The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.

October 17th, 10:48 PM
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act.

October 15th, 5:15 AM
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.

October 16th, 7:38 PM
Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people.

October 15th, 2:45 PM
WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled.

October 15th, 2:15 PM
Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries
Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar.

October 15th, 2:45 PM
UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved
UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness.

October 15th, 3:45 AM
Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care
Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care.

October 14th, 10:04 PM
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon.

October 14th, 7:44 AM
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns.

October 14th, 9:35 PM
The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials.

October 15th, 2:55 PM
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds
Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease.

October 11th, 10:16 AM
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises
Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.

October 11th, 5:51 AM
Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases
Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases.

October 10th, 2:20 PM
Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium
Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year.

October 12th, 9:13 AM
California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award
California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test.

October 9th, 9:50 PM
Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected
Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected.

October 12th, 12:54 PM
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All.

October 10th, 3:18 AM
Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs
Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance.

October 10th, 12:28 PM
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care.

October 14th, 7:44 AM
Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says
Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.

October 8th, 2:07 PM
The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling
The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.

October 10th, 7:12 AM

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