‘Anti-vaxxer’ charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak

An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with “incitement against the government vaccination order,” the Samoan government said Thursday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

How the Icahn-Ackman ‘Battle of the Billionaires’ on CNBC became a defining moment of the decade

In 2013, hedge fund titans Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn went head to head on “Fast Money Halftime report” regarding Ackman’s $ 1 billion bet against Herbalife. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

Study links hair dyes and chemical straighteners to higher breast cancer risk, particularly among black women

Permanent hair dye and chemical hair straightener use was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a new study from researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The risk is more than six times higher for black women. … Read more…

Trump aides hold daily meetings on vaping as White House scrambles to formulate policy

White House officials have been holding meetings on vaping every day for over two weeks, an administration official told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Biotech is beating health care by double this year—here’s how one investor would play it

Biotechnology stocks have soared in the fourth quarter, with the group’s year-to-date gain doubling that of the broader health-care sector, and investing pros have found a few ways to capitalize. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Biogen’s potentially game-changing Alzheimer’s drug still faces an uphill battle with the FDA

"It's a complete coin flip that will now be in the hands of the FDA," says Jared Holz, a health-care strategist at Jefferies. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Biogen’s potentially game-changing Alzheimer’s drug still faces an uphill battle with the FDA

"It's a complete coin flip that will now be in the hands of the FDA," says Jared Holz, a health-care strategist at Jefferies. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Sales are already kicking off this Thanksgiving — here are some of the top brands offering discounts

Some brands are starting to offer deals on Thanksgiving, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Doctors go to TikTok to talk to teens about vaping and how celery juice won’t cure cancer

More physicians are on Twitter and Instagram, but those who have taken the TikTok plunge say they are experiencing far greater engagement. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

New York sues Juul, says e-cigarette giant ‘took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook’

New York state is suing e-cigarette giant Juul, accusing the company of targeting teens, downplaying the presence of nicotine and hooking a generation on e-cigarettes, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

South Dakota spends $449,000 on ad campaign which suggests people from the state are ‘on’ meth

The campaign has prompted some confusion as to whether people included in the campaign are claiming to be using methamphetamines. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Men’s health start-ups are turning erectile dysfunction, hair loss treatment into big business

Hims, Roman and other online health companies are succeeding by going directly to consumers. And they're starting to win over skeptics. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Some Fitbit users say they’re getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google

Privacy groups this week began pushing regulators to block the Fitbit acquisition, which the company originally hoped to close in early 2020. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame

Vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in THC and other vaping products, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that’s linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more…

UK doctors warn of potential life-threatening allergic reaction to e-cigarettes after treating teen

The new report from the UK comes as a vaping-related lung disease has sickened at least 2,051 people and killed 39 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Hong Kong’s CK Life Sciences bets on skin cancer drug as its stock soars more than 200%

Shares of biotech company CK Life Sciences soared more than 200% last week on news that the Hong Kong-based firm has made significant headway in a skin cancer drug trial. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Health-care leaders mourn Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson, who unexpectedly died at age 60

Tyson served on the board of the American Heart Association and Salesforce.com, and helped steer the World Economic Forum's Global Challenge on the Future of Health. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

Vitamin E acetate, a compound used in supplements, cosmetics and vaping products, was detected in 29 lung tissue samples from patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Kentucky’s Democratic governor-elect plans to immediately rescind Trump Medicaid requirements

In week one, the administration will rescind the work measure, "saving health care for 95,000 Kentuckians," Beshear said at a press conference following his apparent election victory late Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Livongo founder says tech workers want to work at mission-driven companies: ‘They come to us’

At CNBC's @Work conference, Livongo's executive chairman Glen Tullman said it's gotten easier for health-tech companies to recruit tech talent from Silicon Valley. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Jonathan Bush’s life after AthenaHealth means staying far away from activist investors

It's been 17 months since Jonathan Bush was forced out of AthenaHealth, but painful memories of taking on Elliott Management are still fresh. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Wealthy Americans will receive billions in tax cuts if Obamacare is overturned, new report says

Overturning Obamacare would eliminate several taxes imposed on the rich to help pay for the law's expansion, a new analysis shows. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Customers who vape will be classified as smokers instead of nonsmokers when applying for individual insurance policies, Prudential said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…