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A high chair is not always the safest spot for baby, according to new research that finds a significant increase in injuries related to high chairs and booster seats.The number of high chair-related injuries increased by more than 22 percent between 2003 and 2010, according to a nationwide study.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
At 15, Hayley Mogul lacks the fine motor skills needed to write. Her sister Bari is 9 and still eating baby food. There's no cure for their rare disorders, caused by unique genetic mutations.
Even the greatest among us can stumble. As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, it is important to look at the one area where the iconic former president of South Africa slipped — AIDS.
The U.S. federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov, which has had technology problems since its Oct. 1 launch, is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said on Friday.
A Florida woman has been trying desperately to log in to the new federal health insurance website but can’t get through. There’s the salesman in Indiana whose premiums have gone up but who’s afraid to try the website because of news coverage about its failures.
"Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration report says the Idaho State Department of Agriculture detected abnormalities in yogurt at a Chobani facility two months before the company issued a recall, but state officials say that's not true.
Texas will lose $9.2 billion in 2022; Florida says goodbye to $5 billion; Georgia is out $4.9 billion. A new report details just how much states are losing because they don’t want to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, and it’s not chump change.
In U.S. emergency rooms, the holiday decorating season starts early. Just ask Dr. Carlos Roldan, a Texas ER doc who treated a man who fell off a ladder while putting up his Christmas lights — in September. “He lost his balance as his wife was on the ladder trying tohand him his walker,” Roldan says.
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.More than one-third of twins and three-quarters of triplets and higher multiple births in the U.S.
With just a handful still working out the details, most states have decided to allow health insurance providers to renew policies that don't meet the new standards required by the Affordable Care Act. That means many people will get to keep their old plans if they want them.
U.S. regulators have warned that some automated external defibrillators made by Philips Medical Systems may be unable to deliver potentially life-saving shocks to the heart in emergency situations, due to an electronic product malfunction.The U.S.
CHICAGO — The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances — literally.
About 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on the federal government’s HealthCare.gov website during the first two days of December — more than during the whole month of October, a source familiar with the numbers says.
Plenty of Americans have gone to the hospital for a scan or radiation treatment without ever giving a second thought to the radioactive materials involved.
WASHINGTON — Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit.The test is marketed as a tool to help users predict their risk of developing various diseases.
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.
WASHINGTON — Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.