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FDA Concludes Mercury in Dental Fillings Not Risky

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The government declared Tuesday that silver dental fillings contain too little mercury to harm the millions who've had cavities filled with them — including young children — and that only people allergic to mercury need to avoid them.

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Pregnancy Likely To Be H1N1 Vaccine Priority

Updated: 07/28/2009 - The H1N1 flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new flu vaccine this fall.

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FDA: Schering Psychiatric Appears Safe, Effective

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Federal health regulators say an experimental drug from Schering-Plough Corp. appears to be safe and effective for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Bipartisan Group Omitting Dem Health Care Goals

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Officials say that a bipartisan group in the Senate is edging closer to a health care compromise that omits a government insurance option that President Barack Obama favors. Nor is it expected to require businesses to offer coverage to their employees.

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Rep. Hoyer Suggests Delay In House Vote On Health Care

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The second-ranking Democrat in the House says lawmakers may not be able to vote on a health care bill next week but might remain in Washington in August to complete President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.

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Mystery Substance Sickens La. Cops; 18 Quarantined

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A mystery substance found in a truck that authorities believe was hauling narcotics has sickened numerous law enforcement officers in Louisiana, and at least 18 have been quarantined as a precaution.

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Hepatitis C Case Found At 2nd Colorado Hospital

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A patient infected with hepatitis C has been found at a second Colorado hospital that employed a surgery technician accused of swapping her dirty syringes for ones filled with painkillers meant for patients.

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Non-Embryonic Stem Cells Pass Major Hurdle In Mice

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Studies published in two journals today say teams of Chinese scientists managed to produce live mice from stem cells coaxed from the skin tissue of adult mice and then reprogrammed.

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