• By ABC News   -   Dec 6, 2019

    OFFICIALS LIST POT VAPE BRANDS REPORTED IN US OUTBREAK

    Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are...

    Hospital, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 6, 2019

    SENATORS URGE MEDICARE TO ALLOW SENIORS A DRUG PLAN DO-OVER

    Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe...

    Senior, Plan, Drugs, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 6, 2019

    US FLU SEASON ARRIVES EARLY, DRIVEN BY AN UNEXPECTED VIRUS

    The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years

    Flu, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 6, 2019

    FLESH-EATING BACTERIA LINKED TO HEROIN KILLS 7 IN CALIFORNIA

    Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego County

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    US REPORT: PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES DOWN SLIGHTLY LAST YEAR

    A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for...

    Drugs, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    TUFTS UNIVERSITY SEVERS TIES WITH FAMILY BEHIND OXYCONTIN

    Tufts University is ending its relationship with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin Purdue Pharma

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    NEW DETAILS EMERGE ON DRUG THAT MAY SLOW ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

    A company that claims it has the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing...

    Drugs, Alzheimer, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    OFFICIALS: CHEMICAL RELEASED IN TEXAS BLASTS POSES NO RISK

    Residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches are under a voluntary evacuation order after testing found elevated levels of...

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    PELOSI SETS SHOWDOWN VOTE ON MEDICARE DRUG NEGOTIATIONS

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription...

    Drugs, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    UN SAYS ZIMBABWE'S CASH SHORTAGE HURTS AID DELIVERY EFFORTS

    UN says Zimbabwe's cash shortage hurts aid delivery efforts as millions face severe hunger

    Face, AIDS, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    PHONE-IN-CHEEK: SPIKE SEEN IN CELLPHONE-LINKED FACE INJURIES

    Researchers say careless cellphone use can lead to facial cuts, bruises and fractures

    Face, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    SLOVAKIA REJECTS BILL REQUIRING ULTRASOUND BEFORE ABORTION

    Lawmakers in Slovakia have rejected a proposed bill that would have made it obligatory for women seeking abortions to first have an...

    Abortion, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    VACCINE GROUP ANNOUNCES CREATION OF EBOLA VACCINE STOCKPILE

    The vaccine alliance GAVI announced it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a...

    Vaccination, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    DRUG CAN CURB DEMENTIA'S DELUSIONS, RESEARCHERS FIND

    A study found that the drug that curbs delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of...

    Parkinson, Drugs, Alzheimer, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 5, 2019

    SAMOA'S CAPITAL DESERTED AS TEAMS BATTLE MEASLES EPIDEMIC

    Samoa's main streets are eerily quiet as the government steps up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 4, 2019

    ONCE-A-MONTH BIRTH CONTROL PILL? EXPERIMENT WORKS IN ANIMALS

    Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy

    Pregnancy, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 4, 2019

    BANKRUPTCY JUDGE CONSIDERS $1.3M BONUS FOR PURDUE PHARMA CEO

    The judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will consider whether the company's CEO should get a bonus...

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 4, 2019

    MINNESOTA SUES E-CIGARETTE MAKER JUUL OVER YOUTH VAPING RISE

    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is suing Juul Labs

    Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 4, 2019

    VIRGINIA MOVES TO DROP WORK REQUIREMENT FOR MEDICAID

    Virginia is taking steps toward dropping requirements that new Medicaid enrollees have a job and pay part of their premiums

    Drop, Health
  • By ABC News   -   Dec 3, 2019

    CORRECTION: RJ REYNOLDS-ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE STORY

    Health