A cancer drug is turning out not to be the miraculous treatment for Alzheimer’s that many had hoped. Two papers out Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine warn families of Alzheimer’s victims not to seek treatment with Targretin (generic name: bexarotene).
Romney accused President Obama of cutting Medicare "to pay for Obamacare," launching a strong counterattack to Democratic charges he and running mate Paul Ryan would radically remake the popular health care program that serves tens of millions of seniors.
The State Treasurer's Office announced this week the State Health Plan's trustee board approved awarding some of the contracts to someone other than Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina -- the state's dominant health insurer.
Two men unlucky enough to get both HIV and cancer have been seemingly cleared of the virus, raising hope that science may yet find a way to cure for the infection that causes AIDS, 30 years into the epidemic.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor because they have been linked to cases of foodborne illness in several states.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama's health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2 1/2 years, when they'll have to start providing proof on their tax returns that they have health insurance.