Health News

AP News - Apr 21, 2015 3:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.Also, ther ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2015 7:41 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.T ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2015 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.Also, ther ...more

AP News - Apr 20, 2015 1:21 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Giving patients with advanced melanoma two Bristol-Myers drugs that work differently held the deadly skin cancer at bay far longer than just one, though the combination's considerable increase in serious side effects raises concerns ...more

AP News - Apr 15, 2015 6:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More cancer patients are getting the genes in their tumors mapped to help guide their treatment. New research suggests that isn't always accurate enough, and a second test could help ferret out the culprit genes.Cancer involves ...more

AP News - Apr 15, 2015 2:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the afflicted region."We've seen majo ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2015 2:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those lost car keys that were an annoyance in your 30s can spark major anxiety in your 60s. Turns out it's pretty normal: The brain ages just like the rest of your body, says a new report that urges Americans to take steps to keep sha ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2015 2:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer.The 58-year-old actress and singer, who had been appearing in Larry David's play "Fish in the Dark" on Broadway, will return May 5, according to ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2015 1:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before, fliers are older and heavier and tall travelers ...more

AP News - Apr 14, 2015 12:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say labels on AstraZeneca's Onglyza and another related diabetes drug should carry new information about a possible association with heart failure and death.The Food and Drug Administration's panel of di ...more