Q&A: The debate over the 'right to try' experimental drugs
'Right to try' legislation is popular with politicians, but doctor and patient groups warn it could expose patients to new risks.
Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law
Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking medical abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures may be halted halfway.
Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice
Obesity can dull the sense of taste and now research in mice suggests the reason is a loss of taste buds.
Guinea worm disease transmission stopped in South Sudan
South Sudan's health ministry says the country has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the debilitating affliction.
Polish firm sued over tricking homeless into vaccine test
Prosecutors in Poland are suing a private firm accused of tricking homeless people into unwitting participation in bird flu vaccine tests in 2007.
Study: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thought
Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests.
US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors
Federal health officials taking closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes.
Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law
Supreme Court hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy
Utah's governor has signed a bill allowing women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription for birth control.
Leading AIDS researcher selected as CDC director
An AIDS researcher from Maryland has been selected to run the government's top public health agency.
WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations
WHO says deadly tainted food outbreak in South Africa now threatens 16 African nations.
Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreak
Health officials are urging travelers to Brazil to get yellow fever shots after 10 recent visitors got the mosquito-borne disease.
San Francisco fertility clinic sued over embryo tank failure
A San Francisco fertility clinic is facing at least two lawsuits over the possible destruction of thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in a storage tank that malfunctioned.
Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers
President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where it's appropriate under current law.
Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK
As British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out.
For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone
Study finds gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms of menopause-related sexual discomfort.
FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettes
Federal health officials take first step to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes.
House to try again on bill easing use of unapproved drugs
The House will try again next week to pass a Republican bill to help fatally ill people try unproven treatments.
Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities
Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities, sparking corruption concerns.
Women in Poland protest plans to tighten anti-abortion law
Women across Poland have staged protests before bishops' residencies against the influential Roman Catholic Church's urging an abortion ban.