CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors’ pay

The new head of the nation’s top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other...

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment...

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to...

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year.

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Are designer babies for everyone?

Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a...

Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given...

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America’s opioid...

AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

The first time that Dr. Anthony Bianchi came onto a patient, California’s medical board alleged, the gynecologist placed a chair against the exam room...

When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

Here’s some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking...