Texas baby born without much of his skin finally goes home
HOUSTON (AP) — A baby boy born in Texas without much of his skin is finally at home. Ten-month-old Ja’bari Gray had been receiving treatment at Texas Children’s Hospital, but he was released Wednesday following an experimental skin transplant in May.
Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures Dr.
German lawmakers approve compulsory measles vaccine plan
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.
Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips for 3rd day
NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut on Thursday and Friday after a thick gray haze of noxious air enveloped the city for the third consecutive day, and angry residents blamed authorities for holding an annual children’s race.
Overdoses possible in some student deaths on USC campus
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police investigators are looking into drug overdoses as a potential cause of death among some of the nine students who have died this semester at the University of Southern California.
US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling
NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.
Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S.
3 universities, medical center get $1B to teach and research
Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday.
Afghan capital's air pollution may be even deadlier than war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Yousuf fled with his family from his home in eastern Afghanistan eight years ago to escape the war, but he couldn't escape tragedy.
Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.
Air quality sinks to 'severe' in haze-shrouded New Delhi
NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze blanketed India's capital on Tuesday, with authorities attempting to reduce the pollution by sprinkling water to settle dust and banning some construction.
Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.
Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time.
Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trisha Preston was transporting a patient in a mental health crisis in the back of her ambulance when suddenly the woman undid her seatbelt, jumped off the gurney and began attacking the veteran paramedic, punching her and pulling her hair.
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.
Is my kid too young for contact sports? Advice still unclear
New guidance on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports.
US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit."
Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.
Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping.
Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising taxes on the middle class departs from how the U.S.
Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa.
More than 2,000 in US diagnosed in vaping illness outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — New government figures show more than 2,000 people have been diagnosed with vaping illnesses in the still-unsolved U.S.
New York judge sets opioid crisis trial for January
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday scheduled what could be the second state-level trial in the U.S. on the toll of opioids.
Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.
US veteran 'feeling whole' year after penis transplant
More than a year after performing the world's most extensive penis transplant, doctors say their patient has recovered and reports "feeling whole" again.