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Apr 29, 2013 at 7:53 AM PDT
The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.
Mar 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM PDT
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.
Sep 9, 2012 at 12:05 PM PDT
Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops.
Aug 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM PDT
Aug. 1, 2012, probably wasn't circled on many calendars, but a pair of key reforms -- a new set of preventive care measures for women and new insurance company rebates -- are taking effect today.
May 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM PDT
The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar cost-cutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help.
Apr 23, 2012 at 8:16 AM PDT
Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.
Apr 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM PDT
Accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past, according to a new government report released Monday.
Apr 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM PDT
The report also looked at trends in individual states. The authors saw declines in almost every state, with the biggest drops in Delaware, Iowa, Oregon and Virginia.
Mar 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM PDT
Under the bill, workers would continue to receive a 2 percentage point increase in their paychecks, and people out of work for more than six months would keep jobless benefits averaging about $300 a week, steps that Obama says will help support the...
Jun 23, 2011 at 5:29 PM PDT
Gov. John Kitzhaber's effort to transform Oregon's low-income health care plan is moving through the Legislature after weeks of working out details in private.
May 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM PDT
When Bob Krause turned 90 last week, it was by virtue of an unflagging determination and a mentality of precision that kept his body humming after being diagnosed with diabetes as a boy.
Jan 25, 2011 at 9:18 PM PDT
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as delivered and released by the White House:
Dec 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM PDT
A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday recommended that the agency approve Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s weight loss drug Contrave, making it the first in group of competitors to get a positive nod from experts.
Nov 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM PDT
When 13-month-old Kylen Carrillo's parents rushed him to the hospital, doctors thought he'd swallowed a coin. Instead, it was much worse...
Nov 19, 2010 at 8:22 AM PDT
They look a little like giant refrigerators and pack a radiation dose big enough to peer through clothing for bombs or weapons, yet too minuscule to be harmful, federal officials insist.