- Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics Updated: Jun-02-15 6:07 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees.
- Tomblin announces $250K in substance abuse treatment grants Updated: Jun-02-15 2:28 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced $250,000 in grants to two organizations for substance abuse treatment programs.
- US insists Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks Updated: Jun-01-15 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Boston Monday for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran.
- Legislature ends with Lt. Gov. Patrick denying 2018 plans Updated: Jun-01-15 6:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The first legislative session under Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ended Monday with conservatives claiming victory on tax cuts, a big boost in border security spending and looser gun laws in a state already known as among America's most firearms friendly.
- Doctors: Waitress, customer doing well after transplant Updated: Jun-01-15 6:16 pm
ATLANTA - A Georgia Hooters waitress and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant, doctors said.
- Police allow addicts to turn in drugs if they seek treatment Updated: Jun-01-15 5:47 pm
BOSTON - Heroin users seeking help for their addiction won't be arrested if they turn over their drugs and needles to police under a unique policy launched Monday in the Massachusetts city of Gloucester.
- Vast trove of Medicare data details how billions are spent Updated: Jun-01-15 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Joint replacement was the most common hospital procedure that Medicare paid for in 2013, accounting for nearly 450,000 inpatient admissions and $6.6 billion in payments.
- Abbott: Texas won't legalize medicinal or recreational pot Updated: Jun-01-15 4:17 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas won't legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use for as long as he's in office.
- Enrique Iglesias undergoing reconstructive hand surgery Updated: Jun-01-15 3:41 pm
NEW YORK - Enrique Iglesias is undergoing reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles after his fingers were sliced during a recent concert.
- Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine Updated: Jun-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.
- Hooters waitress, customer doing well after transplant Updated: Jun-01-15 6:28 am
ATLANTA - Doctors say a waitress at a Georgia Hooters and a longtime regular customer at the restaurant are both doing well after a successful kidney transplant.
- Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids' survival improved Updated: Jun-01-15 1:22 am
CHICAGO - The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago, new research shows.
- Clinton advisers begin developing substance abuse policies Updated: May-31-15 8:38 pm
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Top advisers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign are speaking with substance abuse prevention advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign policies around drug addiction and treatment.
- Son: Mormon leader dies within 40 days of cancer diagnosis Updated: May-31-15 7:01 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The son of Mormon leader L. Tom Perry says his father died within 40 days of being diagnosed with rare anaplastic thyroid cancer and his family was shocked how it spread like "wildfire."
- Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation Updated: May-31-15 1:39 pm
CHICAGO - A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, and it harmed memory, speech and thinking skills, doctors found.
- Addison County focuses on treatment for opiate addiction Updated: May-31-15 1:08 pm
BRISTOL, Vermont - Nearly a year after the governor held a community forum at the State House on opiate addiction, volunteer teams around the state have been working to fight the problem at home.
- Chaves County drops commissioner who supports marijuana farm Updated: May-30-15 5:29 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - After the chairman of a joint city-county commission supported a controversial marijuana farm proposal, commissioners in Chaves County voted Thursday not to reappoint him to the board.
- Bengals' Devon Still asks for prayers for sick daughter Updated: May-30-15 2:27 pm
- Marijuana could treat PTSD under legislation Updated: May-30-15 1:36 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Post-traumatic stress disorder would be considered a debilitating illness that can be treated with medically prescribed marijuana under legislation headed to Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery Updated: May-30-15 12:58 pm
CHICAGO - Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.
- 6 horses on path to recovery after living in filth Updated: May-30-15 12:01 pm
ARNOLD, Minnesota - Six horses are recovering after being rescued from a small shed near Duluth where they were kept in several feet of mud and feces.
- Bronx jury awards $45M in spinal surgery death suit Updated: May-30-15 11:58 am
NEW YORK - A Bronx jury has awarded $45.6 million to the parents of a Long Island man who was paralyzed at 14 and died as the result of a spinal operation at a New York hospital.
- Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion Updated: May-29-15 5:27 pm
OAKLAND, California - The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.
- More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system Updated: May-29-15 4:25 pm
CHICAGO - For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.
- Bill would require California doctors to check drug database Updated: May-28-15 6:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California doctors would be required to check a statewide database before prescribing narcotics under a bill moving through the state Legislature.