| Mar 3, 2014
The headline to this piece has been corrected, as explained below.
Republicans and Democrats can't seem to agree on anything related to the 2010 healthcare law, but they may come together soon on a crucial fix to the nation's largest federal...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Facing a world full of potential dangers for the babies they carry, pregnant women hear regularly that acetaminophen can be trusted to reduce fevers and relieve aches and pains without causing harm to a developing fetus. But a new study reports that the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:19 AM
BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question.
A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:24 AM
California's enrollment website for Obamacare coverage was restored Monday after a five-day outage due to software problems.
The online troubles frustrated many consumers, enrollment counselors and insurance agents who wanted to use the Covered...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012 -- suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms -- and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why.
A virus may play a role,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — In a rare bipartisan agreement, congressional leaders have settled on a plan to fix Medicare's system for paying physicians, potentially ending years of uncertainty that often held up fees for doctors who care for the nation's senior...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:24 AM
Admitting it gave some consumers bad information, California's health insurance exchange pulled its physician directory for having too many errors.
Covered California made the move late Thursday amid growing frustration among both consumers and...
| Feb 20, 2014
It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — A protracted political battle over California's medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth.
For decades, trial lawyers and consumer groups have railed against limits on certain damages in malpractice cases,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The Belgian government this week approved new measures allowing the euthanasia of terminally ill children, a decision that on first reading would make most of us gasp.
It is a distressing concept, and the idea of helping a child die sounds incredibly...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A groundbreaking Los Angeles clinical trial has proven a disappointment in demonstrating that a safe and inexpensive mineral infusion could reduce disability in stroke patients. But the researchers behind a UCLA trial called "Fast-Mag" said the eight-year...