Veterinarians have removed the infected eye of a young, underweight Hawaiian monk seal during surgery at the Honolulu Zoo.
Canada's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the sexual assault conviction of a man who tricked his girlfriend into becoming pregnant by poking holes her condoms, settling a long-running case that raised questions on whether contraception deception and withholding vital information amounts to sexual assault.
Federal officials have suspended a central Florida dolphin researcher for allegedly putting a sick dolphin in a resort community's swimming pool without permission.
A San Diego County man has died after being attacked by bees.
The Oklahoma Department of Health says two more people have died from the flu during the past week, adding to the record number of influenza-related deaths in the state.
New regulations on tanning beds and for backup physicians to abortion providers were sent Thursday to Gov. Mike Pence for consideration after another day of final negotiations by state lawmakers.
The University of Kansas Medical Center plans to open a center designed to treat people with multiple sclerosis.
A watered-down proposal by Republican Speaker Andy Tobin that would force Medicaid recipients to get a job and limit some to a maximum of five years of insurance was approved Thursday by the Arizona House of Representatives, despite Democratic objections that it would kick people in need off the health insurance program.
A veterinarian behind bars for killing his pregnant mistress and dumping her body in an eastern Pennsylvania nature preserve has lost a bid to appeal his conviction.
A Senate committee Thursday unanimously approved a bill allowing Utah parents of children with severe epilepsy to legally obtain a marijuana-derived extract they say helps with seizures.
A bill to prohibit abortions later than 20 weeks after conception moved forward Thursday in the state Senate Judiciary Committee and will be heard on the full Senate floor later this week.
The Department of Natural Resources says a second deer harvested in western Maryland has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
North Dakota is touting a new health information network designed to improve the quality and efficiency of health care.
In a story March 6 about implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Delaware, The Associated Press reported erroneously that only about 20 percent of people who have selected plans in the state's health insurance exchange have actually paid premiums. The 20 percent figure cited by a Department of Insurance analyst is an estimate of those who have not paid premiums.
People suffering from severe epilepsy could legally use oil derived from marijuana under a bill advanced Thursday in the South Carolina House.
Missouri cancer patients who rely on oral chemotherapy pills could see lower costs under legislation sent to the governor's desk Thursday.
Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.
Most of the doctors polled at a Minnesota Medical Association forum oppose the legislation that legalizes medical marijuana.
Selling electronic cigarettes to minors would be prohibited under legislation that has unanimously passed the Michigan Senate.
A poll indicates there's strong support in Connecticut for legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives.
Three people died of the flu in North Carolina last week, down from the previous week and a sign that the illness is in decline.
A central Ohio animal shelter has temporarily closed to the public after a litter of puppies contracted a contagious viral disease and died.
University of Illinois trustees voted Thursday to add coverage for sex change operations and treatment to the health insurance plan used by many students at the flagship campus.
Fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin as efforts to address such abuse appear to be working, according to the state Health Department's most recent youth risk survey.
The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation's second-largest state.
A 52-year-old woman who claimed to have cancer and talked an elderly Auburn man into giving her more than $400,000 was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Seattle to two years in prison.
Connecticut's consumer protection commissioner said Thursday he remains confident in how his agency has vetted the state's newly selected medical marijuana producers, despite recently learning an employee at one firm had previously lost his license to run a marijuana facility in Colorado.
A former Fermi High School junior varsity boys' basketball coach who resigned following his arrest in Windsor Locks in a prostitution sting has been granted accelerated rehabilitation for first offenders that could erase the charge against him.
While a child advocacy group's report shows that more Illinois kids now have health insurance, it also warns that health disparities related to income and race could intensify if there are program cuts to Medicaid and social services as the state faces a large dip in revenues next year.
Authorities say alcohol poisoning killed a teenage girl whose body was found in a car at a western Iowa shopping center.
Chicago's city college system plans to consolidate its nursing programs at Malcolm X College on the city's West Side.
Drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday that it received U.S. approval for its long-acting testosterone injection Aveed, which joins a crowded field of hormone-boosting drugs aimed at aging American men.
The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved using federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults, with supporters emphasizing the benefits to the state's economy and the health of its residents and opponents arguing taxpayers would be stuck with the bill when federal money drops off.
Measures to clear Utah's murky wintertime skies are working their way through the state Legislature. But with only a week to clinch a final OK from state lawmakers this legislative session, it's unclear how many of them will become law.
The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals is beginning a grievance process because Fletcher Allen Health Care terminated contacts for 35 per diem nurses over the phone.
Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because it may contain milk, a common allergen.
A state senator says he doesn't think access to contraception is a problem in Alaska.
State agencies across Florida are working together to decrease the number of suicides.
The Mississippi House and Senate will attempt to work out their differences on a proposal to expand state subsidies to health clinics.