NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of Kenyans held a peaceful demonstration at the country's largest public hospital on Tuesday to demand that management act on allegations of rape and sexual harassment of patients.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump's dramatic expansion of a ban on U.S. funding to foreign organizations that promote or provide abortions has left impoverished women around the world without treatment for HIV, malaria and other diseases, health groups say, calling it "devastating" …
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean on California's Central Coast after a filter at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm, an official said Monday, forcing several popular beaches to close.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A device that heats tobacco without burning it reduces some of the harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes, but government scientists say it's unclear if that translates into lower rates of disease for smokers who switch.
BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston's premier hospitals on Monday received a combined $100 million gift from a telecommunications executive and his wife that they hope will revolutionize innovation and patient care.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America's lowest rates.
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — A measles outbreak and a spike in cases of malnutrition in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province have killed at least 95 people, mostly indigenous children, highlighting severely inadequate health care in the impoverished region.
MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and…
TEMPLE — Scott & White Medical Center-Temple’s abdominal transplant program performed a record 153 abdominal organ transplants on 140 patients in one year, surpassing last year’s previous record of 87 organs into 77 patients.
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, "We are with you all the way."
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A letter containing what investigators are calling a "biohazard" has been sent to a Pennsylvania police barracks and has sickened three employees.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.
BEIJING (AP) — The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a result parents say of the stresses of urban life.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are kill…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court.
The Free Children’s Walk-In Clinic will be in Killeen on Saturday.
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says about 150 people were exposed to measles after an ill traveler flew from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Little Rock.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing a clock. Counting backward by sevens. Rattling off words that begin with "F'' before a minute's up.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's health insurance exchange announced Wednesday that it enrolled more than 116,000 residents in private plans this year, a record number that comes amid cuts and uncertainty for health care nationwide.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Health insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $17 million to settle claims that it breached the privacy of thousands of customers who take HIV medications.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and elsewhere in Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched mass recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin says he will end Medicaid benefits for more than 400,000 Kentuckians if the courts stop him from requiring many of them to work.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated.
MOSCOW (AP) — Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a months-long outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran who says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position.
PARIS (AP) — The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30.
An experimental blood test to detect eight types of cancer is being called encouraging. A study published in the journal Science shows researchers developed a single blood test to screen common cancers in their early stages. Dr. Aleksandar Sekulic, deputy director for the Mayo Clinic Cancer …
The U.S. is in midst of high cold and flu season. Along with getting the influenza vaccine, a twenty second way to prevent illness is to wash your hands properly. Knowing when and how to wash your hands will help you avoid sickness from the flu along with a number of diseases. It seems simpl…
Whether you count the calories you consume every day, it's important to recognize when you might be filling your body with junk food that provides no nutrients. And, as Jason Howland reports in this Mayo Clinic Minute, many foods and beverages contain empty calories.
For some people, strict diets and elaborate weight-loss programs can feel like taking a shot in the dark rather than a plan for actual personal improvement. They can be expensive, time-consuming, impersonal and ultimately ineffective.
With the start of a new year, many people are focused on improving their health. Yet fitting in time for health and well-being can be tough. To make it easier, Bucks and Montgomery County Health Care Consortium partners with Health Advocate to offer a wellness program and other resources to help employees and their families. Through your wellness program, you have access to a variety of programs and services to help you get and stay healthy.
A brain arteriovenous malformation is a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. The arteries are responsible for taking oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. Veins carry the oxygen-depleted blood back to the lungs and heart. A brain AVM disrupts …
A Rapid City man who ran an illegal medical-laser scheme has agreed to plead guilty to a reduced list of criminal charges and repay at least $16.67 million to customers, in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges against his longtime live-in girlfriend.
Mayo Clinic urologist Tobias S. Köhler, M.D., discusses options for health care providers interested in referring patients to the Men's Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic urologist Tobias S. Köhler, M.D., introduces the Mayo Clinic Men's Health Report series. Hosted by Dr. Köhler and Dr. Landon Trost, these videos offer straightforward, up-to-date, honest and scientifically supported information about topics in men's health. To learn more about me…
Finding time for regular workouts is a challenge for millions of Americans, but Danielle Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says there are always ways to work a workout into your day.
Gabriel Martinez Galvez is the winner of the first Three Minute Thesis competition at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (MCGSBS). To learn more about the school, visit http://mayocl.in/2DDUZ9U
Are you setting health goals for 2018? Those with high blood pressure or who are at risk, may want to consider simply saying no to sodium. Dr. Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic Cardiologist says three-quarters of the amount of salt we get in our day-to-day diet is from processed foods or going out t…
Mayo Clinic parasitologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., discusses tick behavior with attendees at Infectious Diseases Subspecialties Update. Save the date for the 2019 course at The Fairmont Orchid in