VA warns of surprise budget gap, insists no delays in care
In a surprising revelation, the Department of Veterans Affairs says a program that offers veterans private-sector health care will run out of money much sooner than expected
EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof
The highest court of the European Union says courts can consider whether a vaccination led to an illness even without scientific proof
Arkansas suspect in custody after allegedly killing 3 people
Plus, DA ordered to criminally charge Amtrak engineer; 2nd New Orleans Confederate-era monument removed.
What is hepatitis C ?
Hepatitis C is a contagious liver disease that can range in severity from mild and temporary to acute and lifelong.
Hepatitis C rates nearly double in pregnant women amid opioid epidemic, CDC says
Rates of the viral disease hepatitis C have risen sharply in recent years, nearly doubling in pregnant women, according to a new report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rates of maternal hepatitis C infection increased 89 percent from 1.8 to 3.4 women per 1,000 live
Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks
This week, the World Health Organization kicks off World Immunization Week "to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease." In the U.S., overall vaccination compliance remains high for many childhood immunizations, with at least 90 percent of children getting the
Las Vegas now has vending machines to dispense clean needles for IV drug users
Las Vegas now has a new tool to fight HIV and hepatitis C: vending machines that dispense clean needles. Local health officials announced this month they have started a needle exchange program in an effort to prevent an outbreak of blood borne diseases, a potential occurrence among intravenous drug
Rod Carew's transplanted heart, kidney donated from ex-Ravens TE Konrad Reuland
Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew underwent heart and kidney transplants in December, receiving the organ donations from a former Baltimore Ravens tight end. Konrad Reuland died Dec. 12 at age 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm. His heart ?and kidney went to Carew , who was at the top of the
Colombia starts to bury the dead as pressure to find survivors mounts
Colombia is mourning the first of its dead following floodwaters and landslides that killed at least 273 people and left thousands of others displaced. The first funeral processions and the lowering of caskets, which began yesterday, helped to underscore the gravity of what had occurred when deadly