Health News HEADLINES
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward messages.
She's an Army girl, an expert marksman, a fluent Chinese speaker and a dental technician for the Kansas Army National Guard's Medical Detachment.
For Chris Blackwell, the arrival of one special therapist during his four-hour dialysis sessions is truly music to his ears.
Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret.
There's good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America's slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season in what officials worry could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.
Health officials in Mumbai are investigating reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife know the sex of a baby they are having through a surrogate mother.
When the time came to vaccinate her 4-year-old daughter, Yelena Hlushko hesitated, spooked by widespread fears in Ukraine about vaccines and by a boil her older child developed after an immunization shot. Eventually she decided to follow the government's recommendation - only to find her local health clinic was out of the vaccine.
Singaporeans rolled back military training, kept cough-stricken children indoors and considered wearing protective masks to work after a smoky haze triggered by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia caused air pollution to briefly hit its worst level in nearly 16 years.
Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, a new government report says.
With the summer solstice arriving Friday there’ll be precious little night for sleepers who crave darkness. But lack of light is only one impediment to getting a good night’s sleep.
For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted attention from the federal government or a backlash that could slow the marijuana reform movement across the country.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that a physician with a long career in health policy and research will become the breast cancer charity's new president and CEO.
Word on the Street: Puyallup City Council unanimously passes halfway house ordinance, bans multiple sex offenders, violent felons from living in residential areas
- Woman pleads not guilty to assaulting baby, makes bizarre statements
- Man dies of injuries after longboard crash at Chambers Bay
- Wilson faces more pressure than other young QBs?
- New Puyallup River bridge at SR 167 expected in next few years; funding an issue with Milroy span
- City of Tacoma puts out a request for developers to build on downtown’s biggest undeveloped site