Health & Wellness Features
Fight against malaria slows, fewer nets given out
LONDON (AP) -- Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization....
Health care signups pick up pace in November
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday....
UK says cure or drug for dementia possible by 2025
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hopes to kick-start an international effort to find a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025....
Female libido drug remains in limbo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra....
FDA targets antibiotics in meat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat....
Uruguay OK's first national market for legal pot
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's drug control chief, Julio Calzada, is a nervous man. As of Wednesday, he has just 120 days to deliver regulations controlling the world's first national marijuana market....
Pakistani doctor wins $1M to fight child deaths
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani doctor won a $1 million grant on Tuesday to fight early child mortality in a small fishing village in southern Pakistan in a contest financed by an American entrepreneur to find innovative ways to save lives, The Caplow Children's Prize said....
Pa. students' robotic arm can make you stronger
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Need a hand lifting something? A robotic device invented by University of Pennsylvania engineering students can help its wearer carry an additional 40 pounds....
Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors' pay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's that time of year again: doctors caring for Medicare patients once more face a steep pay cut. But this time Congress is pursuing a permanent fix to the annual drama that has undermined the medical profession's confidence in the nation's premier health program....
White House marking Newtown shooting anniversary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the White House prepares to remember the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting....
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes? <More Info>
Motorists who run certain red lights in Pittsburgh next year could be caught by an automatic traffic camera and fined $100 for the violation. Revenues from the traffic fines will be used to make road improvements. Opponents say there's no proof that the red light cameras will result in improved traffic safety.
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95?