Health

February 14, 2019 - 3:31 pm
A study finds strong evidence that anesthesia during a short surgery doesn't hurt a baby's brain development. The research can't answer broader safety questions about repeated or prolonged anesthesia. But it's reassuring for parents whose children face a single, uncomplicated surgery. Anesthesia...
Read More
Seanna Leilani Chavez, left, holds Athena Chavez, 2, the sister and daughter of Aaron Francisco Chavez respectively, as the two stand next to a shrine for Aaron at the family home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. Aaron Chavez died of a fentanyl overdose at the age of 19. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 14, 2019 - 11:00 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest — a profitable new business for drug gangs that has...
Read More
February 13, 2019 - 10:05 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Health officials in southern Washington state say they have confirmed 53 cases of measles. The Columbian reports Clark County Public Health officials have identified one new case since last week, and one previously confirmed case was ruled out from additional testing...
Read More
FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018 file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md. The FDA announced plans Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 11, 2019 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Monday to step up its policing of dietary supplements, which it said has mushroomed into a $40 billion industry with more than 50,000 products. The agency warned 17 companies for illegally making claims about their products' ability...
Read More
FILE - This Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 file photo shows a Juul electronic cigarette starter kit at a smoke shop in New York. According to letters released on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help reverse the current epidemic of underage vaping. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 08, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration is questioning whether electronic cigarette maker Juul and its new partner Altria are following through on pledges to help reverse the boom in underage vaping. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Friday posted letters he sent to Juul and...
Read More
February 07, 2019 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease. The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter Wednesday to family doctors, nurses and other health professionals warning about...
Read More
This undated product image provided by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shows Xarelto. Johnson & Johnson says it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. J&J said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, it would start with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto. (Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 11:26 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday it will start giving the list price of its prescription drugs in television ads. The company would be the first drugmaker to take that step. The health care giant will begin with its popular blood thinner, Xarelto, said Scott White, head of J...
Read More
This undated photo provided by researchers in February 2019 shows the components of swallowable self-righting device which can inject drugs from inside the stomach. The new invention, reported Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, by an MIT-led research team, has been tested only in animals so far. But if it pans out, it might offer a work-around to make not just insulin but a variety of usually injected medicines a little easier to take. (Felice Frankel via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 11:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists figured out how to hide a shot inside a pea-sized pill — creating a swallowable gadget, inspired by a tortoise shell, that can inject medicines like insulin from inside the stomach. Patients usually prefer oral treatment, and comply with it better, but many compounds,...
Read More
First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump, addressing an anti-drug conference, says "recovery is possible." The first lady traveled to Maryland on Thursday to address the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual youth leadership forum. Her signature "Be Best" campaign focuses on a number of...
Read More
February 06, 2019 - 10:45 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators said Thursday tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS. The result appears to have headed off the possibility of yet another scandal involving medical products in the...
Read More

Pages