Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people
Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people.

October 19th, 6:29 PM
Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

A newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease.

October 20th, 11:57 AM
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years.

October 19th, 1:39 PM
Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states
Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

Whether to expand Medicaid has become a key election-year issue in several Republican-leaning states, through ballot initiatives and in governor's races.

October 21st, 11:34 AM
Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts
Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak.

October 21st, 2:35 AM
Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases
Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year.

12 hrs 6 mins ago
National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods
National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent.

October 19th, 1:19 PM
Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths
Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive.

October 19th, 6:59 PM
Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"
Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI.

October 19th, 2:51 PM
Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist
Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist.

October 18th, 11:38 AM
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths.

October 19th, 8:19 AM
'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola
'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak.

October 20th, 5:55 PM
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

October 17th, 11:38 AM
People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot
People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.

October 18th, 1:48 AM
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug.

October 18th, 1:59 AM
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.

October 16th, 10:38 PM
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last.

October 17th, 6:58 PM
AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency.

October 17th, 12:08 PM
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency.

October 17th, 1:42 PM
UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries
UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,.

October 17th, 11:28 AM
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children.

October 16th, 2:06 PM
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes.

October 16th, 11:06 AM
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.

October 15th, 12:55 PM
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act.

October 15th, 8:15 AM
Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people.

October 15th, 5:45 PM

Rhode Island Headlines 

Massachusetts Headlines 

National