Healthcare

Brain-eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water

A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been discovered in a water system that serves more than 12,500 people in southeast Louisiana.


Ebola Could Strike 20,000 People: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.


HolaDoctor Launches Hispanic Weight-loss App

HolaDoctor has launched a mobile app called MiDieta that's designed to help Hispanics control their weight in a healthy way.


3 Ways Insurance Companies Avoid Covering the Sick

Obamacare now prevents insurers from rejecting customers with expensive medical conditions, but they still have ways to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.


Spanish Speakers Get Help With Health Services

A new program plans to help the growing number of Spanish speakers in 19 municipalities get health and social services.


Ebola Virus Not Found in California Patient

The nation's top public health experts have ruled out an Ebola viral infection in a patient quarantined this week in Sacramento.


Californians Like Their Health Care Exchange, Not So Keen on Prices

Californians like their state's version of the Affordable Care Act, but some are having a hard time paying the premiums, a new Field Poll finds.


Alopecia Areata: Baldness Reversed With Bone Marrow Drug

Treatment with a drug normally used for a bone marrow condition has completely reversed baldness caused by alopecia in three patients, scientists announced.


Achillion Gets Shot in Arm From Hepatitis C Drug Study

Achillion Pharmaceuticals climbed in premarket trading Friday after the company reported promising results from a small clinical trial of an experimental hepatitis C drug.


Deadline Looms to Clear Up Health Care Eligibility

The clock is ticking down for hundreds of thousands of Americans who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under Obamacare.


Ebola Also Wiping Out Wild Apes

When villagers in Gabon ate a chimpanzee found dead in the forest, they unwittingly set off an Ebola outbreak that killed 21 people and 13 gorillas.


Hand Sanitizers Don't Cut School Absences: Study

Putting hand sanitizers in classrooms in the hopes of reducing school absences because of illness may not be worth the expense.


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