• FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

    Yesterday

    U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus. Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said the Food and Drug Administration approved it late Friday. It will be the second shingles vaccine in the U.S. market. Merck...

  • Broncos lose third right tackle to injury in five-day span

    Yesterday

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' injury epidemic has gotten drastically worse. Coach Vance Joseph said Friday that Donald Stephenson tore his left calf muscle at practice a day earlier when linebacker Corey Nelson also suffered a season-ending elbow injury. Stephenson, the...

  • Prosecutor: Pharmacist in meningitis case gambled with lives

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told...

  • The Latest: Jury in meningitis trial to deliberate Monday

    Yesterday

    BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case of a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Jurors will begin deliberating Monday in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people. Jurors went...

  • Family sues natural healing center after Ohio man's death

    Yesterday

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Relatives of a man who died while being treated for pneumonia at a natural healing center are suing the store's owner and employees, saying their false promises and failure to seek medical care led to his death. The family members say in a lawsuit filed this week...

  • Panthers LB Kuechly to miss Bears game; Benjamin to play

    Yesterday

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss Carolina's game against the Chicago Bears while in the concussion protocol. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil are expected to start. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Kuechly, who...

  • Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support

    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten...

  • Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday. DeVos died Wednesday of complications from a stroke following a recent...

  • Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal 

    DAVID PITT, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor. For a week, Dan and DeAnna...

  • Amid doctors' hunger strike, Poland may boost health budget

    Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland announced plans Thursday to significantly increase spending on health care as a hunger strike by young doctors demanding more funding entered its third week. Poland's health care system is chronically underfunded and there are often months-long waiting...

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