Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 4:11 am CDT
Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

Trump catches Wilkie off-guard with VA secretary nomination

President Donald Trump says he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:22 pm CDT
The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

The Latest: WHO: Ebola in Congo not global health emergency

The Latest: WHO says Ebola outbreak in Congo not yet a global health emergency.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 9:43 am CDT

Prosecutors in Poland probe sewage dump into Baltic bay

Prosecutors on Poland's Baltic coast have opened a probe into potential damage to the environment of the Bay of Gdansk after the sewage system in this coast city malfunctioned and the refuse was dumped into the bay.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 1:31 pm CDT
FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

FDA names drugmakers accused of blocking cheaper generics

U.S. drug regulators are publicizing information on brand-name drugmakers that use what government officials call "gaming tactics" to block cheaper copycat versions.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 1:30 pm CDT

US approves 1st drug developed to prevent chronic migraines

US regulators approve 1st drug designed to prevent chronic migraines.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 6:20 pm CDT
Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections

The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 11:40 pm CDT
Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the illnesses people get from swimming.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 1:00 pm CDT
San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco to distribute addiction drug directly to users

San Francisco's mayor plans to send medical teams to city streets to distribute a drug that curbs heroin cravings in opioid addicts.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 5:21 pm CDT
US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

Last year saw the lowest number of U.S. births in 30 years, with birth rates declining not only for women in their teens and 20s but also women in their 30s.

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 11:39 pm CDT

Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Congo says 3 new confirmed Ebola cases in city of 1 million; vaccinations to start soon.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 3:30 am CDT
After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN

14 confirmed Ebola cases in Congo as World Health organization holds emergency meeting.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 2:40 am CDT
Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

Trump nominates acting VA secretary Wilkie for permanent job

President Donald Trump has announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department agency.

Friday, May 18th 2018, 11:20 am CDT
Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

A San Diego County grand jury report faults local response to a recent hepatitis A epidemic and recommends improving lines of communication to prepare for future health emergencies.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:30 pm CDT

Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 8:19 am CDT

Rule would take US funds from clinics discussing abortion

The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally-funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 9:39 pm CDT

Gov't approves $10B deal to overhaul VA medical records

The government has signed a $10 billion deal to overhaul the electronic health records of millions of veterans.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 5:49 pm CDT

Correction: Congo-Ebola story

Congo's health minister says Ebola has spread to the capital of the country's Equateur province, a worrying shift in the new outbreak in the northwest.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:19 am CDT

Doctor accused of keeping human fat in closet back at work

A North Carolina doctor accused of reusing syringes and keeping human fat in plastic bags is back in business after her lawyer persuaded a judge that the suspension of her medical license violated her due process rights.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:42 pm CDT
IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

IndyCar has added an eye-tracking computer test to its concussion protocol that can better determine if a driver can be cleared to race following a hard crash.

Thursday, May 17th 2018, 4:01 pm CDT