Fertility drugs lead to more big multiple births
4 Dec. 20135:16 PM ET
Triplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs — not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
Updated healthcare.gov gets mixed reviews
3 Dec. 20136:38 PM ET
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Counselors helping people use the federal government's online health exchange are giving mixed reviews to the updated site, with some zipping through the application process while others are facing the same old sputters and even crashes.
Lawyer: Detained woman awoke to find womb empty
4 Dec. 20132:50 PM ET
ROME (AP) — A lawyer for an Italian forced to have a cesarean section in Britain after authorities found her mentally incompetent to make medical decisions says the woman had made it clear she wanted to return to Italy to give birth.
Court: forced C-section was medically justified
5 Dec. 20138:50 AM ET
LONDON (AP) — A newly released court judgment says that doctors were medically justified in forcing a woman to have a cesarean section last year because it was in her best interests.
Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births
2 Dec. 20134:54 PM ET
BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the "Octomom" case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.
Notre Dame sues over birth control mandate
3 Dec. 20134:49 PM ET
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit opposing portions of the federal health care overhaul that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that includes birth control, saying it contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
White House: 375,000 visits to health care website
2 Dec. 20132:36 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the government's health care website received 375,000 visitors on Monday by noon. That's a surge in use on the first business day since Obama administration officials declared that the government's beleaguered online insurance service was now able to accommodate a vast majority of users.
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
2 Dec. 20136:46 PM ET
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician who stole painkillers and infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison.
Obama reveals $100 million HIV research initiative
2 Dec. 20135:53 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his administration is redirecting $100 million into the project to find a new generation of therapies.