- Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.
- Milk does a body good? A look at the science
NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.
- Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life.
- Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
- White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.
- More measles cases found in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.
- Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says
NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.
- Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.
- Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding — an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community.
- WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic
LONDON (AP) — Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus' spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.