Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

GENEVA (AP) — Africa, where deadly viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Zika emerged, has its first chief of the U.N. health agency.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 12:22 pm

The Latest: New WHO chief: Top goal is universal health care

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local):

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 11:27 am

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A botulism outbreak linked to contaminated nacho-cheese dip sold at a Northern California gas station has killed one man and left at least nine other people hospitalized, health officials said.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 10:03 am

$400 billion price tag for California single-payer bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that would eliminate health insurance companies and provide government-funded health coverage for everyone in the state would cost $400 billion and require significant tax increases, legislative analysts said Monday.

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 3:05 pm

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

CHICAGO (AP) — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:26 am