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Pregnant Woman Taken Off Life Support In Ireland

Posted: 12/26/2014 - A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support Friday after a court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus was doomed to die - a case that exposed fear and confusion among doctors over how to apply Ireland's strict ban on abortion in an age of medical innovation.

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Cases Of Shigella Up Among San Francisco Homeless

Posted: 12/26/2014 - The San Francisco Department of Public Health reports a significant increase in the number of cases of a highly contagious bacterial illness in the city, especially among homeless people.

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UN Chief Urges Early Warning of Next Disease Outbreak

Posted: 12/22/2014 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the international community urgently needs better early warning and rapid response to the next outbreak of disease - "a test that is sure to come."

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FDA Approves New Melanoma Drug

Posted: 12/22/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked to Four Deaths

Updated: 12/19/2014 - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid pre-packaged caramel apples. It's because the apples have been linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in ten states.

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Holiday Food Safety

Posted: 12/18/2014 - If you want to avoid a health hazard when preparing your next holiday meal there are certain guidelines you should follow.

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UN Chief Headed to West Africa to Check Ebola Response

Posted: 12/17/2014 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's heading to West Africa to demonstrate the U.N.'s solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak and to see for himself how the world is responding.

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Fresh Setback for Efforts to Cure HIV

Posted: 12/17/2014 - Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died.

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Indoor Tanning Injuries Can Require ER Treatment

Posted: 12/15/2014 - Indoor tanning injuries have declined but still sent more than 1,000 people to emergency rooms in recent years. Here's a look at what's billed as the first national estimate on these injuries, from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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Atkins Diet Co-Author Sentenced To 41 Months

Posted: 12/13/2014 - A Kansas obesity specialist who co-authored the "Atkins Diabetes Revolution" has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison for tax evasion.

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60 Employers Scramble For Health Insurance

Updated: 12/12/2014 - About 60 small businesses here in northern Nevada are scrambling and wondering what to do about their employees' health insurance. They were quoted and paid for a cheaper price on insurance; they now find out it was all too good to be true.

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