The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
The Department of Human Services has issued a ‘Notice of Intent for Non-Renewal,’ which means the facility's license could be revoked if things don't start to change.
Testing shows fecal bacteria levels have subsided.
Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.
"It's such a key first step I think in anything. If you're ill and you need treatment, the first step to treating the illness is knowing you have the illness," says HIV Alliance’s Paul Homan.
Dr. Sandesh Pandit is a physician at Umpqua Orthopedics in Roseburg and has ties to Nepal. After the earthquake hit, Dr. Pandit immediately connected with Mercy’s trauma coordinator.
Dr. Samir Ale left his home in Nepal four years ago. Now, as the death toll continues to rise, he's doing what he can to help.
Karly Vedan was 9 when she first noticed stretch marks popping on her legs.
It cries, breathes, and even has a heartbeat, but this is a new high-fidelity infant simulator, which is helping medical professionals at the hospital practice real-life emergencies.
Experts say Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks and transferred to people when an infected tick latches on to a human. They also say you can use preventative measures like tucking your shirt in and pulling your socks over your shoes.
The Community Cancer Center opened its doors to the public to celebrate what the installation and certification of what officials say is the most advanced radiotherapy treatment technology available in the industry.
E-cigarette use among teens has skyrocketed over the past few years and a new Centers for Disease Control report is revealing an alarming trend.
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.
It's National Public Health Week and the local public health center is hosting several events in celebration.
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.
An osteopathic physician is trying to change the community’s health and wean people off of prescription drugs.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination - in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.
At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.