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 Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 16, 2013 01:00 PM EDT
The announcement of the extraordinary cloning of human embryos has sparked a hot debate concerning legal regulations and moral implications of the process.
By Susan Scutti | May 16, 2013 12:16 PM EDT
Two nurses in Saudi Arabia are added to the country's list of now 30 infected individuals.
By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 08:25 PM EDT
Researchers call for greater efforts toward preventing lead exposure beginning at an early age, in the hopes of improving reading readiness for children entering kindergarten.
By Evan Winchester | May 15, 2013 06:42 PM EDT
FDA approves new treatment option for ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that affects about 620,000 Americans.
By Nsikan Akpan | May 15, 2013 06:35 PM EDT
Cancer patients, especially young ones, are at greater risk for bankruptcy.
By Christie Rizk | May 15, 2013 03:31 PM EDT
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is offering $1 billion to aid efforts to lower health care costs and improve patient services.
By Susan Scutti | May 15, 2013 01:43 PM EDT
Although 2013 statistics show a narrowing gap between countries with the best and worst overall health status, WHO's director-general is not entirely optimistic.
By Ansa Varughese | May 15, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Although DNA databasing may be an effective means to track innocent victims of human trafficking and human rights violation, it has led to some privacy concerns.
By Matthew Mientka | May 16, 2013 08:39 AM EDT
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among active military service members, with repetitive traumatic brain injuries significantly increasing risk, a new study claims.
By Evan Winchester | May 14, 2013 07:44 PM EDT
The drug received fast-track approval from the FDA, based on its potential to eliminate medical errors involving improper administration.
By Christie Rizk | May 14, 2013 05:49 PM EDT
The National Transportation Safety Board has released a report with 19 recommendations for states to implement in an effort to cut down the number of drunk driving deaths.
By Matthew Mientka | May 14, 2013 04:27 PM EDT
A study from the University of California, Berkeley finds that racial minorities tend to live disproportionately in areas affected greatest by high heat.
By Justin Caba | May 14, 2013 03:20 PM EDT
A recent study has questioned the effectiveness of a UK health scheme meant to combat the growing child abuse dilemma.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 14, 2013 03:25 PM EDT
Eighty nine people, including nurses and doctors, were arrested Tuesday and charged with fraud for Medicare scams across the US.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 14, 2013 01:59 PM EDT
The US Food and Drug Administration approved new labels that lower the recommended dosage for sleep medications containing zolpidem.