SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Sacramento woman's kidney donation to a stranger set off a series of organ swaps that resulted in five more sick peop... Full Story
FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say they approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug, a long-awaited milestone that could generate billions in savings for insurers, doctors and patients.
Kidney donation sets off chain of transplants at SF hospital
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Sacramento woman's kidney donation to a stranger set off a series of organ swaps that resulted in five more sick people getting transplanted kidneys at a San Francisco hospital.
Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb
NEW YORK (AP) — The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday.
FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
Maker of device in 'superbug' outbreak lacked FDA clearance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent "superbug" outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell an updated version the device, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration.
States on edge about the future of health insurance markets
MIAMI (AP) — Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. And a summer decision from the justices leaves little time for backup planning.
Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital.
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.
Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote.
'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
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