If California's strict school vaccine bill becomes law, experts believe it could help prevent another outbreak like the one that occurred at Disneyland. The bill was introduced after a measles outbreak traced to the theme park in December infected over 100 people....
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A high-ranking Senate Democrat is probing retailers and online companies about sales of dubious dietary supplements, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related problems.
Citing three-year statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report found that overdose deaths in West Virginia occurred at a rate of about 34 per 100,000 residents in 2011-13.
Some opponents of medical marijuana have said that legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana could send a message to young people that smoking pot is no big deal.
Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a new report.
Clients of a California marijuana dispensary filed a lawsuit Monday accusing police officers of excessive and unconstitutional actions during a raid last month.
The case has big implications for employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.
A government data warehouse stores personal information forever on millions of people who seek coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including those who open an account on HealthCare.gov but don't sign up for coverage.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is recalling a line of women's multivitamins because the packaging is not child-resistant.
ITP affects as many as 5 in 100,000 children each year and is characterized by a low platelet count.
The federal government would be unable to block state laws permitting the use of medical marijuana under legislation that has been approved by a Republican-controlled Senate committee.
Health officials are advising U.S. doctors to be on the lookout for people sickened by Middle East respiratory syndrome, also called MERS, following an outbreak in South Korea.
The state has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow them to obtain a year's worth of birth control at a time, instead of the 30- or 90- day supply available now.
Attorneys for a Georgia woman on death row say apparent uncertainty about what caused cloudiness in a lethal injection drug strengthens their argument that she not be put to death until a judge determines her rights won't be violated.
South Korea reported a 10th death from the MERS virus on Thursday, although officials say they believe the disease has peaked.
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards dismissed a malice murder charge against 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones, who spent about three days in jail after seeking help at a hospital.
Organizers say it's crucial to get a better handle on what data are being collected about the impacts of legalization and to consider what further research is needed.
The usual handwringing over the heroin problem turned into panic in this small city in May when a supercharged blue-tinted batch from Chicago sent more than 30 overdose victims to the hospital and two to the morgue in a 12-day stretch.
Federal health advisers recommended approval for a highly anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce heart attacks.
Experts say the next several days will be critical to determining whether the government's belated efforts have successfully stymied a disease that has killed seven people and infected nearly 100 in the country.
President Obama places the burden on the Republican-controlled Congress to fix the law if the high court wipes out insurance for millions of Americans.
The woman has an extremely drug-resistant form of the disease, which is impervious to most TB drugs.
The nation's largest doctors' group says parents should not be able to refuse to have their kids vaccinated for personal or religious reasons.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'd revive enforcement of federal marijuana law in states that have legalized recreational use of the drug if he were president.
Georgia prison officials pointed to cold storage temperatures as "the most likely cause" of the cloudiness in a lethal injection drug that halted an execution — but testing may indicate otherwise.
Gabe Griffin lobbied his first bill at the age of 9. It became law when he turned 10. He'll be in a wheelchair when he turns 12. Without the right drugs, his parents say he'll be dead in a decade.
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