More Headlines

France confirms 2nd case of SARS-related virus

Posted: 05/13/2013 - France has confirmed a second case of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, authorities said Sunday, as they increased efforts to inform the public about how to avoid the illness and watch for its signs.

Read More

Govt stops study seeking to prevent type of stroke

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The government has halted a study testing treatments for a brain condition that can cause strokes after early results suggested invasive therapies were riskier than previously thought.

Read More

Utah to be first to use dual-model health exchange

Posted: 05/13/2013 - The federal government has approved Utah to become the first state to have a dual-model health insurance exchange in which the state and the federal government divide responsibilities.

Read More

US government files morning-after pill appeal

Updated: 05/13/2013 - The Obama administration on Monday filed a last-minute appeal to delay the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill to girls of any age without a prescription.

Read More

Drugmakers, health groups bring poor girls vaccine

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Two multinational drugmakers are teaming up with top global health groups to protect millions of girls in the world's poorest countries from deadly cervical cancer.

Read More

3 suspected cases of SARS-related virus in France

Posted: 05/10/2013 - French health officials said Friday they are investigating three suspected cases of a deadly new respiratory virus related to SARS, while a man confirmed to have the virus remains hospitalized.

Read More

AP Exclusive: Calif. exchange granted secrecy

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The degree of secrecy afforded Covered California appears unique among states attempting to establish their own health insurance exchanges under President Barack Obama's signature health law.

Read More

IMS: US medicine spending shows rare dip in 2012

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. fell for the first time in decades last year, slipping as cash-strapped consumers continued to cut back on use of health care services.

Read More

Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.

Read More

Health Department warns of West Nile

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Four out of five people with West Nile won't show symptoms, but others will develop severe illness that can result in permanent neurological damage or even death.

Read More

Bashful? Buy the little blue pill online

Posted: 05/06/2013 - In a first for the drug industry, Pfizer Inc. told The Associated Press that the drugmaker will begin selling its popular erectile dysfunction pill Viagra directly to patients on its website.

Read More

States fear losing aid for 'uninsurables'

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.

Read More

App lets amputees program their own bionic hands

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Double-amputee Jason Koger used to fly hundreds of miles to visit a clinician when he wanted to adjust the grips on his bionic hands. Now, he's got an app.

Read More

Study: Exercise cuts kidney stone risk in women

Posted: 05/06/2013 - "Every little bit makes a difference" and the intensity doesn't matter — just getting a minimum amount of exercise does, said Dr. Mathew Sorensen of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

Read More

APNewsbreak: States fear loss of health care aid

Posted: 05/03/2013 - State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.

Read More

Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

Posted: 05/03/2013 - It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's bassinet.

Read More

Catholic bishops condemn Irish abortion bill

Posted: 05/03/2013 - Ireland's Roman Catholic bishops say the public should lobby lawmakers to reject a bill that would allow abortions to save the life of the mother.

Read More

Autism scientists seek more brains to aid research

Posted: 05/03/2013 - They announced Thursday a new network collecting brain specimens around the country. They say the more they get, the better the chances of finding better ways to treat the developmental disorder.

Read More

US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

Posted: 05/02/2013 - One theory is that the recession caused more emotional trauma for this group, those ages 35 to 64. Experts also note that white baby boomers have always had a higher suicide rate.

Read More

Study: Food, skin allergies increasing in children

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Experts aren't sure what's behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to things that can trigger allergies?

Read More

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.