A clinical trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others hospitalized, French officials said Friday, NBC News reported.
All volunteers participating in the trial at the privately-licensed...
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:30 PM PST
Cruise Ship Stomach Sickness Becoming Less Common: Report
Health officials say cruise ship passengers are getting sick with a stomach bug less often.
About 20 outbreaks are reported each year on ships that dock at U.S. ports, on average. Many draw media coverage.
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:43 AM PST
Officials Consider Travel Warning as Zika Virus Spreads
U.S. health officials are considering a travel warning about a virus spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean that experts say could cause a catastrophic birth defect, NBC News reported.
"We are in the...
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 12:02 PM PST
Time Right for Obama's Ambitious Cancer 'Moonshot': Experts
Cancer experts are applauding President Barack Obama’s ambitious “moonshot” to cure the disease, saying it’s a good time to do it.
Obama announced the initiative Tuesday night during his State of the Union...
Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 10:08 AM PST
Perrigo Recalls Children's Cough Syrup Over Overdose Risk
Perrigo Company said Monday it's recalling two flavors of its children's liquid cough medicine because of a potential overdose risk.
The recall includes two batches of children's guaifenesin grape liquid...
A traveler in Houston has been diagnosed with a little-known mosquito-borne virus after returning from a trip to Latin America, health officials say.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
A Napa County restaurant named in a wrongful death lawsuit is accused of serving undercooked and contaminated scallops.
Larry Sacknoff, 61, of San Diego died in August 2014 as a result of contracting Vibrio...
Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM PST
Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Signature Health Care Law
President Barack Obama has vetoed legislation to repeal his signature health care law.
It's one of many repeal measures pushed by Republican lawmakers since 2010, when Obama signed the health care program...
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 06:33 AM PST
New Dietary Guidelines: Cut Added Sugar, Eat More Veggies
Added sugar in food and drink should be limited to no more than 10 percent of daily calories, according to new federal guidelines released Thursday, NBC News reported.
The new dietary recommendations,...