The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a first-of-a-kind drug that lowers artery-clogging cholesterol more than older drugs that have been prescribed for decades.
Someone found a rabid bat inside their house on Tuesday, Marion County Public Health officials said.
New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
Health officials in Clark County are tracking cases of whooping cough to what they're calling "outbreak levels."
Niagara Bottling has recalled 14 brands of bottled spring water produced at two Pennsylvania manufacturing plants after the operator of one of its contracted springs failed to reveal evidence of E. coli bacteria at the spring source.
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
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A salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna has sickened 53 people in nine states, health officials said Thursday.
Several health insurance carriers in Oregon are proposing large rate increases for 2016 individual plans.
Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks popping on her legs.
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A class action lawsuit says arsenic, among other poisons may be in your favorite bottle of wine.
State of Oregon health officials say they are investigating a sixth case of meningitis at the University of Oregon.
Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination - in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.
At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.