SEATTLE (AP) — Dawna Hankins was scheduled to have a partial hysterectomy in 2008 when her doctor suggested implanting a vaginal mesh device at the same time to deal with minor incontinence.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese.
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.
RIO, Fla. (AP) — A summer flu seemed to be sweeping through Rachel Heid's riverfront neighborhood. Pale and shaky, she left work with a fever. Neighbors had the same symptoms, and a contractor at her home felt so sick he went to the hospital.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Sioux Falls — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available.
MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million).
PARIS (AP) — France's health minister presented a plan on Monday to tighten the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January.