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California recommends restrictions for popular pesticide

California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. The Department of Pesticide Regulation issued temporary...

Diabetes Awareness Month: The past, present and future of diabetes treatment

Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic conditions in the U.S. -- the seventh leading cause of death and the top leading cause...

Pancreatic cancer, a silent killer?

Seven years ago today, Matt Wilson went to the emergency room. He had stomach pain, which he assumed was a kidney stone. It was...

Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an...

House Democrats, now in power, will steer health policy, attack drug...

This is a Kaiser Health news story. Interested in Democratic Party? Add Democratic Party as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Democratic...

Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opens Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by...

As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The...

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. And there was more good news...

Widower takes ban on military injury claims to Supreme Court

This story is from Kaiser Health NewsMore than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a...

Children partially paralyzed: Facts on acute flaccid myelitis

Recently making headlines is a rare complication occurring from some viruses called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). It affects the spinal cord and causes partial...

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