There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is holding four events in eastern Kentucky to discuss the region's high rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont's lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago.
A new national study shows that nearly 1 in 4 children in Oklahoma live in poverty and the number of children living in high-poverty areas has more than doubled since 2000.
Four hospitals in New Hampshire's North Country are working together to create a coordinated health care network that could improve quality and lower costs.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas have been awarded $1.5 million from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop new molecules and biopharmaceuticals that improve a patient's immune response against tumors.
Officials at Montpelier's National Life Group say the inaugural Do Good Festival held on the grounds of the company's headquarters raised almost $11,000 for a cancer treatment center at the area hospital.
Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.
The British government has announced plans for a public inquiry into the 2006 death of poisoned ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
New York ranks among the top five states for children's health, according to the 25th edition of the Kids Count Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.
A Republican candidate for Minnesota governor is recovering after emergency surgery to repair a small perforation in his stomach.
The first thing Stacy Johnston noticed in February 2010 was that one side of her nose was plugged up. She figured it was a bad sinus infection.
A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management.
The Atlanta Medical Center is hosting an open house and job fair for experienced registered nurses.
A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.
More than 100 rabies cases have been reported in Arkansas through the end of June — a figure nearly double the norm of just 54 cases in a year.
Lawmakers on a newly formed panel on Monday promised a top-to-bottom review of Virginia's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country.
Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex.
A referral from another physician or family and friends is a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice.
The rate of people without health insurance in Hawaii has dropped below 6 percent since the implementation of the federal health care law, state officials said Monday.
A second case of plague has been reported in New Mexico this year.
The U.S. Army has provided $1.4 million for more University of Nebraska research into remote-controlled robotic surgery.
The state Board of Animal Health has voted to adopt standards that align Indiana with a federal livestock identification program aimed at helping agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease.
An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said Monday.
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on finding a doctor and evaluating provider quality was conducted from May 27 to June 18 by NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
U.S. Rep. Denny Heck had his gallbladder removed Sunday in surgery at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
A Nicholls State senior who has fibromyalgia and Lyme disease uses her passions for writing and art to prevail over her illnesses.
Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found that needles had been reused.
Newbury residents are being told to keep a close eye on their children and pets after two recent rabid fox attacks.
The Food and Drug Administration can't use an advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest, a federal judge ruled Monday.
The City of Columbia is holding a meeting to talk about what will happen with downtown property formerly belonging to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a U.S. senator's lawsuit challenging a requirement that congressional members and their staffs to obtain government-subsidized health insurance through small business exchanges, saying the senator had no grounds to sue.
Authorities can't use confidential information obtained through a drug treatment court program to bring new criminal charges, the Montana Supreme Court ruled.
A group in Sheridan says it's prepared to take legal action to prevent fluoride from being added to the city's drinking water.
A Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic closed because of air concerns is expected to reopen next month.