Federal data show health disparities among states
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The slow rollout of a new federal health insurance marketplace may be deepening differences in health coverage among Americans, with residents in some states gaining insurance at a far greater rate than others.
Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.
UK says cure or drug for dementia possible by 2025
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says he hopes to kick-start an international effort to find a cure or effective treatment for dementia by 2025.
Fight against malaria slows, fewer nets given out
LONDON (AP) — Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization.
Health care sign-ups pick up but may not close gap
WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation's health care rolls still aren't filling up fast enough.