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Life is coming to a land blanketed in death. But as an estimated 12,000 babies are born in storm-smashed swaths of the Philippines during the next month, many will arrive underweight and ill, adding fresh medical misery to places where all health clinics were swept away.
Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or death.
NEW YORK — Maintaining a healthy weight after menopause may improve women's chances of living into their mid-80s while keeping their health and mobility, a new study shows.Women tend to put on weight after menopause.
Emergency doses of a meningitis vaccine not approved for use in the U.S. may soon be on the way to Princeton University to halt an outbreak of the potentially deadly infection that has sickened seven students since March.
Women who get an abortion may be interested in long-acting forms of birth control, but they might not come back for another visit to get them. A new study suggests offering women those types of contraception right away may lower the chance they'll have another unintended pregnancy.
Fears that insurance exchanges that are the linchpin of President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul wouldn't attract the young, healthy people needed to make them financially viable are being heightened by the early results of signups in several states.
Philippine workers are struggling with few resources and little time to bury bodies in hastily dug trenches, a delicate operation that may delay but not necessarily prevent desperate families from learning the fates of their missing loved ones, say two of America’s top mass-casualty experts.
After a concussion, women tend to have worse symptoms than men. That's the case even when athletes were injured playing the same sport, according to a new study of young soccer players.
Identical twins Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer have shared a lot in their lives so when one was diagnosed with breast cancer, she urged the other to get tested, too. "You just do everything together, don't you," the doctor told Maurer before delivering the bad news that she, too, had the disease.
Paring pounds through weight-loss surgery doesn’t just make people feel younger — it may actually rewind genetic signs of aging, according to a small study of obese bariatric patients.
President Barack Obama surprised just about everyone Thursday when he said that health insurance companies don’t have to cancel policies after all — even if they don’t meet health reform requirements. But this begs some big questions: Can he pull it off? And, what does it mean for you?
If you are one of the estimated 3 to 6 million people who received a notice that your health insurance policy would be canceled, you may have been confused. After the president’s announcement Thursday that insurance companies don’t have to cancel people’s coverage — you may be even more confused.
WASHINGTON — Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world's newborns."This is a double whammy for boys," said Dr.
President Barack Obama's administrative fix for health insurance cancellations that have angered millions of Americans seems simple enough — allow insurers to extend their plans for another year. But for the insurance industry, reversing cancellations this far along is anything but simple.
ATLANTA — Health officials are reporting four Tennessee cases of a rare infant illness that have been linked to parents refusing a routine shot for newborns.The four Nashville-area infants suffered brain or stomach bleeding earlier this year.
House Speaker John Boehner trashed president Obama’s health care plan again Thursday, accusing him of wrecking the world’s best health care system.
Saying "we fumbled the rollout," President Barack Obama announced a fix to the vexing problem of canceled health insurance policies Thursday. He told insurers they don’t have to cancel plans next year just because of the Affordable Care Act.