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Swaziland's government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to neighboring South Africa for treatment, and a spokeswoman said Thursday the tiny impoverished kingdom does not have any government hospitals that can provide chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Swaziland's government has run out of money to send its cancer patients to better equipped clinics and hospitals in neighboring South Africa, a government official said.
The lead poisoning rate for U.S. adults has fallen by more than half in the last 15 years, but it remains unusually high in Pennsylvania, Missouri and Kansas, federal health officials said Thursday.
At least 17 infants have died in the last 48 hours at a government-run hospital in eastern India and the state is investigating, media reported Thursday.
Medicare officials confirmed Thursday that the program will cover the $93,000 price tag for prostate cancer drug Provenge, an innovative therapy that typically gives men suffering from an incurable stage of the disease an extra four months to live.
A judge on Thursday blocked Montana from prohibiting commercial medical marijuana operations, saying that ban on profits from pot sales will restrict access to patients and deny people the right to seek health care.
Full results of a big study that showed some smokers' lives could be saved by screening with lung scans now reveal more clearly what the risks are: There's a good chance of a false alarm.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled the individual mandate in the Democrats' health care law is constitutional, becoming the highest court to back the key part of President Obama's signature achievement.
A panel of federal cancer experts says the best-selling cancer drug in the world isn't effective in treating breast cancer because it provides little benefit and causes dangerous side effects.