Premiums shoot up, but many are paying less for ‘Obamacare’

Consumers getting financial assistance under former President Barack Obama’s health care law will pay lower premiums this year, even though the “list price” for...

CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

“Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a...

Getting kids to a good weight by 13 may help avoid diabetes

There may be a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. Those who shed their extra pounds by age 13...

CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat

“Nightmare bacteria” with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a...

U.S. drug overdose deaths continue to rise; increase fueled by synthetic opioids

An in-depth analysis of 2016 U.S. drug overdose data shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups. The report,...

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic...

Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette review

Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes.

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

Doctor-assisted suicide close to becoming law in Hawaii

Hawaii lawmakers approved legislation Thursday that would make it the latest liberal-leaning state to legalize medically assisted suicide. The all-Democratic state Senate voted 23-2 to...

States: Federal money for opioid crisis a small step forward

The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016. But...