By Kelly Cohen | 07/17/14 12:21 PM
Patients at Atlanta's Veterans Affairs hospital didn't get their medications on time because hospital staff lacked access to medication carts that actually worked, the VA's inspector general found.
07/16/14 08:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is one step toward developing an...
07/16/14 08:01 PM
New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use. Niacin is a type of B vitamin long sold over the...
07/16/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is necessary to help consumers make healthy choices at the supermarket. They'd like to...
07/16/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women...
07/16/14 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...
By David Freddoso | 07/16/14 02:10 PM
The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves.
By Mark Flatten | 07/16/14 04:09 PM
Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.
By Steve Doty | 07/16/14 01:27 PM
Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.
07/16/14 06:48 AM
LONDON (AP) — The number of people living with HIV worldwide has remained virtually unchanged in the past two years and AIDS-related deaths are at their lowest since peaking almost a decade ago, according to a report from the United Nations AIDS agency released Wednesday. Officials declared...
By Sean Lengell | 07/15/14 05:23 PM
When the Supreme Court last month struck down a key Obamacare birth control mandate, it left it up to Congress to sort out the details. Less than two weeks after the ruling, both parties are scrambling to do just that.
By Ed Sykes | 07/15/14 02:39 PM
Senate lawmakers are at odds over a big abortion bill before Congress.
By Mark Flatten | 07/15/14 12:49 PM
Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
07/15/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000....
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