By Ansa Varughese | May 21, 2013 11:33 AM EDT
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law the state's euthanasia legislation, lending a voice to patients with incurable illnesses.
By Ashik Siddique | May 20, 2013 08:08 PM EDT
Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study.
By Justin Caba | May 20, 2013 03:34 PM EDT
A proposal on the upcoming California ballot could make drug testing mandatory for all medical practitioners.
By Elijah Wolfson | May 20, 2013 12:28 PM EDT
While most have unequivocally praised a new partnership between drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline and NGO Save the Children, some experts wonder what's in it for Big Pharma.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 20, 2013 10:47 AM EDT
A promising sleeping pill, with fewer side effects than current drugs on the market, is in the midst of the FDA approval process.
By Matthew Mientka | May 19, 2013 05:16 PM EDT
A federal judge on Friday blocked an Arkansas law prohibiting abortions after 12 weeks, saying the measure most likely violated the Constitution.
By Matthew Mientka | May 19, 2013 03:45 PM EDT
The Organization of American States, representing the 35 nations of North and South America, urged governments on Friday to view illegal drug use as a public health problem instead of a security problem.
By Matthew Mientka | May 19, 2013 03:31 PM EDT
The state is spending hundreds of millions of dollars more on mental health care, as lawmakers work with an estimated budget surplus of $12 billion.
By Matthew Mientka | May 18, 2013 08:38 PM EDT
The Pacific northwest states of Oregon and Washington say insurers have submitted plans to the online market with lower-than-expected premium prices, in a surprise boost to the health care law known as "Obamacare."
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 18, 2013 01:42 PM EDT
Republicans are set to use the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups as another device to attack the Obama Administration's health care reforms.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 05:18 PM EDT
With the cost of some drugs possibly being reduced by as much as 80 percent, essential medicines will now be more accessible to poorer at-risk communities.
By Susan Scutti | May 17, 2013 05:14 PM EDT
Scientists are working to transform the well-known drug thioridazine, used to treat schizophrenia, in order to treat patients infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 17, 2013 02:47 PM EDT
A pill, which may take the place of daily insulin injections, will begin US clinical trials soon.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 17, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
A new video documents the impressive 36 times that House Republicans have tried to repeal all or part of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, prior to Thursday's 37th vote.
By Justin Caba | May 17, 2013 11:24 AM EDT
Efforts to move away from reliance on dead prisoners for organs have proved difficult for the Chinese government.