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Health Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs Doctors propose tool to help gauge the value of cancer drugs
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Health FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug FDA weighs target population for Amgen cholesterol drug
Federal health regulators said Monday a highly-anticipated, experimental drug from Amgen significantly lowers bad cholesterol. But officials have questions about who should take the drug and whether to approve it based on currently available data.
Health Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote Female sex pill makes comeback with positive panel vote (Video)
Women suffering from low libido got some hope this week when a panel of health experts said the government should approve an experimental pill intended to boost sexual desire. It is the first time a government panel has endorsed such a drug. The move surprised many experts, because the Food and Drug Administration has twice rejected the drug due to lackluster effectiveness and worrisome side effects.
Health FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions FDA panel backs female libido pill, under safety conditions
The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women.
Health Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.
Health Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.
Health Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.
Health CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
Health UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day UN: Limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Health Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries Vaccine opposition has ebbed and flowed over centuries
They're considered one of mankind's greatest medical achievements, yet people have balked at vaccines almost since the time of the first vaccination - in 1796, when an English country doctor named Edward Jenner inoculated an 8-year-old boy against smallpox.
Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.