WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is seeking a rule change to allow generic drugmakers to quickly update their warning labels with new safety information for docto..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom. ..
NEW YORK (AP) - Artificial trans fats were as American as apple pie when New York City's health-conscious mayor, Michael Bloomberg, pushed to ban them from restaurant food in his c..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, ..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County EMS worker is delivering a simple message to lawmakers in Tallahassee: There are not enough nearby hospital beds. He's in Florida's..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to preve..
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study.&..
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lawyers from Lee Memorial Health System are in Tallahassee this week, fighting for approval to build a hospital in the Estero area. Earlier this year, the State r..
FORT MYERS, FL.--Mac and Cheese, cereal and candy; They are all popular foods that we eat and give to our children.those foods have something in common- they're all made with ingre..
NEW YORK (AP) - Young New Yorkers who want to light up will soon have to wait for their 21st birthdays before they can buy a pack of smokes after lawmakers in the nation's most pop..
NEW YORK (AP) - Smokers under 21 will soon be barred from buying cigarettes in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for purcha..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Opponents of the Affordable Care Act say the estimated 14 million individual policy cancelations being sent by insurers are evidence that healt..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it's granting a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen for Alzheimer's disease. The drug, Viz..
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate pet treats from China, and official..
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products. The U.S. De..
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Port Charlotte man only talked with WINK News after surviving a poisonous snake attack on Saturday night. Frank Costello is still in the hospital, but..
If you need assistance signing up for health insurance, Navigators and Certified Application Counselors are available through the following agencies in the following counties: Char..
DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers plan to plead guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors in connection with the 2011 listeria outbreak that killed 33 people in the ..
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. government health officials are alerting doctors to the recall of an injectable antibiotic made by B. Braun Medical Inc., due to floating particles found in ..