Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Get the latest health news headlines from Yahoo News. Find breaking health news, including analysis and opinion on
top health stories.
Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels
28 Nov 2015 at 2:16am
BEIJING (AP) ? Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air.
Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic
28 Nov 2015 at 1:32am
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said. The dead included one police officer and two civilians, Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey told reporters about an hour after the suspect had been captured. All nine surviving victims - five police officers and four civilians - were listed in good condition at area hospitals, Carney said.
At least nine injured by gunman at Colorado abortion clinic
27 Nov 2015 at 3:06pm
Police engaged in a shootout on Friday with a gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs in a burst of violence that left four officers and an undetermined number of civilians injured, police said. Police swarmed the area around the building after an emergency call reporting shots fired at about 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time (1830 GMT), and officers ultimately confronted the suspect inside the building, said Lieutenant Catherine Buckley, the police department spokeswoman.
New York police send vehicles to Planned Parenthood clinics across city
27 Nov 2015 at 2:48pm
(Reuters) - The New York Police Department said it has redeployed vehicles to Planned Parenthood locations throughout the city on Friday in the wake of a shooting at a clinic in Colorado, although there were no specific threats made.
FDA declines expanded approval for Bristol-Myers' Opdivo drug
27 Nov 2015 at 2:10pm
(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its immuno-oncology drug, Opdivo, for its expanded use to treat an additional type of advanced skin cancer. Bristol-Myers said it received a so-called complete response letter from the health regulator, which indicated the need for additional data in the BRAF mutated patient population. The regulator issues a complete response letter when a new or generic treatment cannot be approved in its current form.
Colorado gunman still shooting from inside clinic, police say
27 Nov 2015 at 2:06pm
(Reuters) - The suspected gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday is still shooting from inside the building, a police spokeswoman said.
Police cannot confirm Colorado Springs gunman 'contained': spokeswoman
27 Nov 2015 at 1:30pm
(Reuters) - Police in Colorado Springs cannot confirm reports that a gunman who shot and wounded several people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday was "contained," or rule out the possibility that hostages were taken, a police spokeswoman said.
Obama notified about shooting near Colorado clinic: White House
27 Nov 2015 at 1:30pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was notified on Friday about a shooting near a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the White House said. "The president has been notified by his Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, and will be updated on the situation as necessary," a White House official said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
Mixed drinks with diet beverages may boost breath alcohol levels
27 Nov 2015 at 12:49pm
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who mix alcohol and diet drinks end up with more alcohol on their breath, according to a new study. People who drank vodka mixed with diet soda had higher alcohol concentrations on their breath than those who drank the same amount of vodka mixed with regular soda, researchers write in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Prevention materials should include this information so people know that by trying to avoid some extra calories in a mixed drink, they risk having higher breath alcohol concentrations, write the researchers, led by Amy Stamates of Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights.
Hookah and e-cigarettes popular with high schoolers
27 Nov 2015 at 12:46pm
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Almost 10 percent of 11th and 12th graders are using e-cigarettes, and other alternative tobacco products are increasingly popular, according to a new study. Young people often use multiple tobacco products at once, the researchers found. ?From this analysis we can say that there are two groups of youth that are concerning: those who are likely using e-cigs and hookah concurrently and those youth who are likely using three or more products,? said lead author Tamika D. Gilreath of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Man charged with scaling White House fence to undergo psychiatric exam
27 Nov 2015 at 12:41pm
A Connecticut man charged with scaling the White House fence draped in the U.S. flag was ordered on Friday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after officials say they found a suicide note and will. The suspect, Joseph Caputo, 23, of Stamford, triggered a lockdown of the White House on Thanksgiving Day with President Barack Obama inside, according to his public schedule. The incident marks at least the third time someone has jumped the White House fence this year.
Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana
27 Nov 2015 at 12:31pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) ? A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth.
Brazil regulator to apply additional fines against Samarco
27 Nov 2015 at 12:22pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's environmental regulator is planning additional fines against iron ore miner Samarco on top of the 20 billion reais in damages and clean-up charges the government is seeking, the country's attorney general, Luis Adams, said on Friday. The regulator, known as Ibama, has already fined Samarco 250 million reais in the aftermath of a rupture of a tailings dam that ravaged communities and contaminated a major river. Samarco is a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore miner, Vale SA. ...
Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for dam burst
27 Nov 2015 at 12:22pm
Brazil's federal and state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion)in damages caused by the burst of a tailings dam, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira told reporters on Friday. Samarco is a joint venture between the world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton Ltd, and the biggest iron ore miner, Vale SA. The dam burst earlier this month unleashed 60 million cubic meters of mud and mine waste that devastated a village, killed at least 13 people and polluted a major river valley. Teixeira said the suit will be filed on Monday.
Oklahoma hospital will not charge homecoming crash victims for ER treatment
27 Nov 2015 at 12:06pm
The Oklahoma hospital that treated about 40 people after a woman driving a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a university homecoming parade last month will not bill the patients for their initial treatment, hospital officials said on Friday. Stillwater Medical Center will cover some costs through automobile insurance claims and probably take a loss on other billing from the aftermath of the Oct. 24 crash that killed four people at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade. ?We know this has been a very difficult time for our patients and our community,? CEO Jerry Moeller said in a statement.