NEW YORK (AP) — A new lawsuit has been filed by 1,500 Haitian plaintiffs against the United Nations over a cholera outbreak that has killed thousands in the Caribbean nation.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in a Brooklyn federal court, seeks compensations for deaths and illnesses and funding for clean water in Haiti, which was devastated by a 2010 earthquake.
CHICAGO (AP) — These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA. But a preliminary study in 12 healthy people suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions. Instead, $126 million over the coming decade will go for additional research into pediatric cancer and other childhood disorders like autism and down syndrome.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An innovative hepatitis C drug that was only recently hailed as a breakthrough treatment is facing skepticism from some health care providers, as they consider whether it is worth the $1,000-a-pill price set by manufacturer Gilead Sciences Inc.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida hospital has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a Medicare fraud whistle-blower lawsuit.
Halifax Hospital Medical Center of the Daytona Beach area reached the agreement with federal authorities Monday.