Health

Alzheimer's may cause global cash crunch: experts

Alzheimer's disease could cause a global cash crunch in coming generations -- as people begin to regularly live to 100 -- and must be considered a serious fiscal danger, experts said Thursday.

Health

Report concludes uninsured are costly for all

(AP) -- The average family with health insurance shells out an extra $1,000 a year in premiums to pay for health care for the uninsured, a new report finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discovering Autism: An industry built on hope

In 1987, Ivar Lovaas, a charismatic UCLA psychology professor, published what remains the most famous study on the treatment of autism.

Health

Group will sue McDonald's over Happy Meal toys

(AP) -- Are the toys in your child's Happy Meal making him fat? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says they are. The Washington-based consumer advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald's Tuesday, ...

Health

Rights group slams Philippine abortion ban

(AP) -- A U.S.-based rights group urged the Philippines on Monday to reform a tough anti-abortion law that it says has spawned widespread underground procedures that kill about 1,000 women each year in the predominantly ...

Medications

US mulls easier access to emergency contraception

US regulators are considering whether to grant a drug company's request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to people of all ages instead of by prescription.

Medications

Advocacy group seeks ban on pelvic surgical mesh

(AP) -- A consumer advocacy group is calling on government regulators to ban a type of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic collapse, saying it exposes patients to serious risks.

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