Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.
Negotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn.
A university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies.
As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon's.
New Yorkers who were molested as children are counting on the national attention on sexual crimes to persuade state leaders to allow victims to sue over decades-old abuse.
An Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies.
The government says higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year.
Fotis Kafatos, a molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe, dies at age 77.
U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients.
Scientists for the first time have tried gene editing inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.
U.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.
Many Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage.
Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports.
Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others.
US military would gain new options for speeding reviews of medical products under a legislative compromise passed by Congress.
Watchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care.
Government investigation finds problems with veterans clinic where Gulf War vet set self on fire, died.
Pope Francis says health care legislation must promote "common good" as he decries that in some places only the privileged can afford top treatments.
A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use.
Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with GOP leaders exuding confidence they have the votes. But the tax overhaul hit a roadblock Wednesday as Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin became the first GOP senator to say he opposes it.
The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is due in court in Massachusetts.
The Food and Drug Administration cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients recovering from addiction to heroin and other opioids.
Study shows monthly shot works as well as daily drug to treat opioid addiction and prevent relapse.
Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.
Gov't survey says 9 percent of Americans _ nearly 29 million people _ lacked health insurance in the first six months of this year.
Nearly 1.5M sign up for 'Obamacare' in first two weeks of open enrollment.
Ohio is set to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death.
The Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage is now pinned as a target of Republican lawmakers, as they look to end the individual mandate to help pay for tax cuts.
2 couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced back to donated eggs are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic.
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says he is committed to ensuring the group is as transparent as possible about how billions of dollars are dispersed to fight the three killer diseases.
A coalition of national and Midwestern agricultural groups is suing to overturn a California declaration that the popular weed-killer Roundup can cause cancer.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system in an unprecedented step to ensure patients with mental disorders take medicine prescribed for them.
A human rights group says China's government should stop medical facilities from subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy that in some cases has involved electroshock, involuntary confinement and forced medication.
Ohio's prisons director called off the execution of a sick inmate after several unsuccessful attempts to insert an IV.
President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species.
In Los Angeles, Delta and Virgin Australia have stopped taking hot meals from a kitchen where listeria was discovered.
The Pentagon says an active-duty service member has received gender-reassignment surgery, amid ongoing debate over whether transgender troops should be allowed to continue to serve in the military.
Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease.
Is a 13-year-old girl old enough to consent to sex with an adult.
New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure; now nearly half of US adults have it.
President Donald Trump picks former top drug company and government executive to be his next health secretary.
Study suggest old-fashioned family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospital patients.
Italy's president hopes that Milan wins the right to host the hotly sought-after European Medicines Agency, which has to be relocated from London due to Britain's divorce from the European Union.
Ohio is starting final preparations for executing a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death this week.
A new study suggests that women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and are more likely to die.
A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities say they are committed to curbing global warming even as the Trump administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.
A federal judge is deciding whether a dog trained to help an Ohio State University student during panic attacks can stay at her sorority house despite another student's allergy.
Thick smog has constricted India's capital this week, smudging landmarks from view and angering residents.
Pope Francis is blasting "shortsighted human activity" for global warming and rising sea levels and is urging leaders at climate talks in Germany to take a global outlook as they negotiate ways to curb heat-trapping emissions.
Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution.
Some people living near mountaintop coal mines in West Virginia are frustrated the Trump administration has suspended the latest federal study on the health impact of surface mining in Appalachia.
Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease.
Missouri still doesn't have a prescription drug-monitoring program nearly four months after Gov. Eric Greitens signed an executive order to establish it.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is making it easier for prosecutors to go after people who create and peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl.
A push by the insurer Anthem to limit ER visits to true emergencies worries doctors and patients who question whether they will make the right call or worry about a possible unpaid bill.
HealthCare.gov sign-ups top 600k in first week; nearly 8 in 10 are returning customers.
Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its duty free shop and supermarket.
German prosecutors say they believe a nurse who is serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients.
The leadership of U.N.'s labor agency says it has decided to stop taking funding from the tobacco industry and will not extend its public-private partnerships with a business faulted for harmful health effects.
A researcher says former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior.
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a rare skin disease use gene therapy to create an entirely new skin.
EU nations have failed again to agree on the continued use of the popular weed killer glyphosate amid concerns about its possible links to cancer.
Voters in Maine are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to join 31 other states and expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
Over-the-counter pain relievers worked as well as opioids for ER patients with broken bones, sprains.
Dems see political edge from health care, especially widened Medicaid access for low-income people.
U.S. regulators approve new drug to prevent life-threatening infections in adults after a bone marrow transplant.
The Trump administration is moving ahead with a law from the Obama years that will require calorie counts to appear on menus at restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide.
Groups representing older people and patients push back on repeal of medical deduction.
California regulators have announced a new rule that bans farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers.
Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and placed green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog.
Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off.
The University of Notre Dame is reversing itself and now telling employees they will continue to receive no-cost birth control coverage.
Dems see political edge from health care, especially widened Medicaid access for low-income people.
President Donald Trump calls attackers 'deranged' but mental health link weak.
A third person has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute misbranded drugs and anabolic steroids online as "Future Pharma".
Diplomats and activists have gathered in Germany for two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris agreement to fight climate change.
Voters in Maine say they want to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are discussing whether their tax plan should include a repeal of the Obama health law's requirement that people have insurance coverage.
Red Cross: $6 million to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing in suspected fraud.
Fiji's prime minister has told climate negotiators "the need for urgency is obvious" as diplomats opened talks on implementing the Paris agreement to fight climate change.
Military officials say more than 300 recruits at the Marines' boot camp in San Diego have fallen ill from a bacterial outbreak.
An 84-year-old doctor who has cared for patients in this tiny New Hampshire town for nearly 30 years is going to court in the hopes of winning back her license.
Government statistics show the nation's gun death rate up for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change.
A Chinese official is disputing President Donald Trump's claim that the deadly opioid fentanyl produced in China is flooding into the U.S.
Governments, scientists, industry groups and environmental campaigners are meeting next week to discuss how to implement a global agreement aimed at curbing climate change, despite uncertainty over the role the United States will play in those efforts.