It’s a life or death matter: Who gets the next scarce donated organ? In an unprecedented challenge to the nation’s transplant system, a federal judge has allowed one dying child — and a day later another — to essentially jump the line in rulings that could have ramifications for thousands of people awaiting new organs.
Missed diagnoses out-ranked medication overdoses and surgical mistakes in causing the most patient harm.
In the latest volley over the contraceptive Plan B, a federal judge reversed the Department of Health and Human Services decision to restrict over-the-counter availability of the morning after pill to those 17 years or older .
The chemical, found in many plastic products, can interfere with normal brain development.
In handwritten letters, children make the case to President Obama for stronger gun control laws
Two cases could trigger dramatic changes in the way medications and therapies are regulated.
Chemicals are commonly added to furniture, carpeting, and even electronic devices to limit the risk of fire. But at what cost?
You can’t smoke in most restaurants and malls, and those laws may be responsible for saving thousands of lives.
Marketing cigarettes ain’t what it used to be. But Big Tobacco hasn’t given up on getting its message out.
Health officials expect yet more cases of fungal meningitis related to contaminated steroid shots
Phthalates, BPA and toxic lead paint: How safe are toys and school supplies made for children?