Health News

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 7:20 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted ...more

AP News - Aug 21, 2014 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.The new rules mean that drugs ...more

AP News - Aug 20, 2014 8:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause.Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their heads outside the ...more

AP News - Aug 19, 2014 2:41 PM

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting. It was the ALS Association, not the ALS Foundation.A corrected vers ...more

AP News - Aug 19, 2014 12:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent Monday night at a nearly 5-hour dinner at the home of Sam Kass, a senior policy adviser for nutrition policy at the White House.The dinner, about a mile away from the White House in the Logan Ci ...more

AP News - Aug 18, 2014 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.The ...more

AP News - Aug 17, 2014 10:39 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday.The "20/20" co-anchor said in an emailed statement that she checked into a treatment fa ...more

AP News - Aug 16, 2014 9:04 AM

NANJING, China (AP) — Fears of the Ebola virus cast a cloud over Saturday's opening of the second Youth Olympics in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, after three athletes were barred from competition because of the risk of infection.The entir ...more

AP News - Aug 15, 2014 3:17 PM

The U.S. national team has canceled a trip to Senegal after the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.The Americans were scheduled to interrupt their World Cup of Basketball preparations to travel to the African continent for the first time, conducting ...more