Health Issues

Argentine doctors protest legal abortion ahead of key vote

Aug 1, 2018

A campaign to expand legal abortions in the homeland of Pope Francis is bitterly dividing Argentines _ and increasingly even the profession that would be asked to carry them out

Pfizer 2Q profit surges, company sees drug rebates ending

Jul 31, 2018

Pfizer: Trump administration will try to eliminate drug price rebates to middlemen, helping patients, drugmakers

Chinese leukemia patient livestreams to pay for treatment

Jul 31, 2018

Chinese leukemia patient livestreams to pay for treatment

Democrat Manchin undecided on Kavanaugh after 2-hour meeting

Jul 30, 2018

The first Democratic senator to sit down with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he's not ready to say how he'll vote

Study: 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

Jul 30, 2018

Study estimates "Medicare for all" would cost $32.6 trillion over 10 years, require historic tax increases

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'historic' economic gains, 2016 myths

Jul 30, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's week marked by exaggerations on US economic growth, invented history about winning the women's vote and claims of success in new health care programs that have yet to start

Lebanon's cannabis heartland, Bekaa, hopes for legalization

Jul 27, 2018

Lebanese politicians are working on legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes, hoping to rake in millions of dollars for an economy burdened by high unemployment, low growth and heavy debt.

Wisconsin ordered to pay for gender reassignment surgeries

Jul 26, 2018

A federal judge has ordered Wisconsin to pay for the gender reassignment surgery for two transgender Medicaid recipients

UK relaxes health rules to allow cannabis-based medicines

Jul 26, 2018

Britain's Home office says doctors will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, following criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children

Complaint filed over ketamine research without prior consent

Jul 25, 2018

Consumer rights advocates allege a Minneapolis health care provider ignored ethical practices and federal safeguards when it researched the effect of a powerful sedative on more than 100 participants without their prior consent

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