Health

(Washington, DC) -- A bill reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department is headed to the Senate after passage by the House. The measure passed overwhelmingly, 420-5 this afternoon. The roughly 17-billion dollar measure aims to resolve systemic VA scheduling problems and...
(Undated) -- A massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa is sparking fears that the deadly virus could spread across the globe. The outbreak is the worst in history and has hit Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, leaving close to 700 people dead. There's no vaccine and no...
(Washington, DC) -- The House is expected to approve a bill today reforming the troubled Veterans Affairs Department. The roughly 17-billion dollar measure aims to resolve systemic VA scheduling problems and unreasonable wait times. It would give many vets the option of seeking...
(Undated) -- A new blood test may help predict who's likely to attempt suicide. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say they've identified a chemical alteration that's linked to stress reactions and they plan to conduct more studies. Monitoring blood could some day help...
(Undated) -- The son of a healthcare worker who has Ebola says his mother is in stable condition. Jeremy Writebol tells NBC's "Today" his mother, Nancy, is working hard to beat the virus. Nancy Writebol of North Carolina contracted Ebola while working with doctors to control the...
(Undated) -- AstraZeneca has a deal in place to buy the rights to a group of lung drugs for more than two-billion dollars. The British drugmaker reached agreement today with the Spanish group Almirall. The deal gives AstraZeneca more resources to build up its respiratory...
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The National Partnership for Women and Families is giving Utah a failing grade when it comes to maternity leave benefits. Representative Jennifer Seelig says it's disappointing there aren't better benefits for new moms, since the state prides itself in...
(Jackson, MS) -- Mississippi's only abortion clinic is staying open for now. Michelle Colon, who works security at the clinic, is pleased with yesterday's federal appeals panel ruling that a law which would have closed the clinic in Jackson was unconsitutional. The Fifth U.S...
(Undated) -- Fall sports seasons are about to begin and a focus this year is preventing youth concussions. Neurologist Doctor Charles Bernick with the Cleveland Clinic says concussions can happen in any sport. About four-million concussions are reported each year by student...