Health

Tokyo zoo says its baby giant panda healthy at 2 months old

Aug 14, 2017

At 2 months old, Japan's baby giant panda sports a healthy coat of its distinctive black and white fur but still can't stand on its own

A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate

Aug 14, 2017

A 1960s Great Society program, Medicaid gets new life after Republican health care bill collapses

Health care divide leaves tax on path to reinstatement

Aug 13, 2017

The failed efforts of Republican congressional leaders to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law leaves intact a tax on medical device makers that even many Democrats dislike

Texas Senate OKs restricting insurance coverage for abortion

Aug 13, 2017

The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature is poised to restrict insurance coverage for abortions over the objections of opponents who are decrying that no exception would be made in cases of rape or incest

Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility

Aug 12, 2017

AP Exclusive: A New York state lawmaker is seeking a federal investigation into facilities for the disabled after an Associated Press story revealed that a man was infested with maggots in a state-run group home

New Hampshire hospital emergency reopens after mystery odor

Aug 12, 2017

A hospital emergency department in New Hampshire is open again, a day after an unknown odor sickened 19 workers

Experts: Herd immunity outside US slows Zika in Florida

Aug 12, 2017

Health officials say a drop in Zika cases in the Caribbean and South America has helped slow the spread of the mosquito-borne virus in Florida this year

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Aug 12, 2017

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward

Police: 3 Ohio nurses treated for fentanyl exposure

Aug 12, 2017

Police say three nurses at an Ohio hospital had to be treated with an overdose reversal drug after being exposed to suspected fentanyl while cleaning a room

Montana's Health Co-op remains standing as others falter

Aug 12, 2017

Montana's health care co-op resumes accepting new enrollees on Sunday after it voluntarily pulled itself from the state's insurance marketplace in December