Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that if she's elected president, she won't immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and will work to pass a "Medicare for All" plan by her third year in office.
HOUSTON (AP) - A baby boy born in Texas without much of his skin is finally at home after months of treatment involving grafts of skin grown in a lab from his own cells.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota neurosurgeon made millions of dollars by performing unnecessary and dangerous surgeries, including one that left a patient partially paralyzed, federal prosecutors contend in a lawsuit against the doctor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke and related health problems.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) - Washington state medical examiners have confirmed that an Olympic discus thrower found dead in his hotel room in September died from a fentanyl overdose.
NEW YORK (AP) - The number of vaping illnesses in the U.S. is still rising, but at a slower pace.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as "unparalleled."
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's parliament has passed a law requiring that children who attend school or daycare must be vaccinated for measles.
PARIS (AP) - Thousands of exasperated nurses, doctors and other public hospital workers marched through Paris on Thursday to demand more staff and resources after years of cost cuts.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Latest on a Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on his ob/gyn patients (all times local):
SEATTLE (AP) - Can old dogs teach us new tricks? Scientists are looking for 10,000 pets for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope to shed light on human longevity too.
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.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Supreme Court has upheld a challenge to the country's tobacco law for making it hard to sell e-cigarettes.
Drug-resistant "superbug" infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable.
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. regulates threats to public health.
NEW YORK (AP) - Nine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. government to block Google's $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, citing antitrust and privacy concerns.
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.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch government is lowering the top speed limit on highways in a bid to put the brakes on emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.