(CNN)Scientists have taken a step towards a vaccine for chlamydia following a successful early trial. A vaccine developed by a British and Danish team was shown to be safe and effective during a ...

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The latest health insurance data gives new ammunition to the Trump administration as it touts the latest bad news on Obamacare, but supporters of the law say there are positive signs for the state and federal marketplaces as 2019 open enrollment nears.

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Aug. 19 (UPI) --Facing a Monday deadline to inform the government how it plans to comply with a new rule that bars Title X funds for organizations that provide access to abortion, Planned Parenthood said it's effectively being forced from the federal ...

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Breast cancer patients are more likely to benefit from Nordic walking – a type of aerobic exercise that is performed with the help of specially designed walking poles – than basic walking, according to a study. Breast cancer is one of the most common ...

Marijuana tax revenues see uneven growth across nation
State governments across the country are pulling in millions of dollars from taxes on legalized marijuana, but the revenue they receive has fluctuated wildly as new markets for a once-illegal ...   The Hill  
An emerging trend of rapid increase of leukemia but not all cancers in the aging population in the United States
The “baby boomers” born in 1946–1964 in the United States (U.S.) started to reach the age of 65 in 2011, rapidly accelerating U.S. population aging. There are great public concerns about its impact on health care with anticipation of rising cancer ...   Nature  
Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came true
Dannette Giltz had suffered kidney stones and pregnancy labor. This time the pains got confused. The South Dakota mom of two went to the hospital earlier this month believing she would need kidney stones surgery. "I started getting pains. I figured it ...   USA Today  
CDC investigates lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC is working with health departments in Wisconsin, Illinois ...   Reuters  
New US Army soldier gets first haircut in 15 years to join military
This overdue haircut was worth it to be able to serve. A newly enlisted soldier recently cut his hair for the first time in 15 years in order to join the U.S. Army. The Missoula U.S. Army Recruiting Station said Friday on Facebook that Reynaldo Arroyo ...   Fox News  
The ‘follow-up appointment’
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — The people being sued arrived at the courthouse carrying their hospital bills, and they followed signs upstairs to a small courtroom labeled “Debt and Collections.” A 68-year-old wheeled her portable oxygen tank toward the first row.   Washington Post  
Migraine Pill Recall: Possible Bacteria Contamination In Batches Of Relpax
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. issued a recall Thursday for two lots of the migraine pill, Relpax, on account of potential bacteria contamination. The specific lots are 40 mg pills and are designated AR5407 and CD4565. The bacteria in question come from the genera ...   International Business Times  
Trump abortion rule could hit rural communities hard
Patients could face new challenges accessing birth control and other reproductive health care services, particularly in rural areas, under changes made by the Trump administration to a federal ...   The Hill  
‘We lost something special’: The women’s hospital in D.C. that became a Trader Joe’s
Dwayne Lawson-Brown couldn’t find a home in his hometown. He spent over a year searching the District in 2016, but everything was too pricey. Frustrated and mourning the Washington he knew as a child, Lawson-Brown, 35, decided to list all the places he ...   Washington Post  
'Mommy can't do this for much longer': Waiting for a liver transplant, she prepares her family for the worst
(CNN)Erika Zak and her family moved across the country more than a year ago to be near the Cleveland Clinic. They wanted to be ready at a moment's notice for a liver transplant that could save her ...   CNN