In the U.S. 30 million Americans suffer from a form of fatty liver disease that turns into a form of liver cirrhosis that leads to death unless a patient can receive a liver transplant. Now drug companies are spending billions to help find a cure.
There are several promising drug candidates to combat obesity, one of America's biggest diseases and contributors to mortality. Still, doctors have been slow to call obesity a disease, and insurance coverage remains skimpy.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on a new form of gene therapy for hemophilia.
BioMarin's clinical trial of a gene therapy for hemophilia is providing hope to patients with the disease. It is an experimental treatment that uses a virus to deliver a healthy copy of a gene to make up for one that causes excessive bleeding.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains why major pharmaceutical companies are competing to come up with successful gene therapy treatments for hemophilia.
The effectiveness of the flu shot wanes over time so it's best not to get it too early in the season, according to several recent studies. It takes 10 to 14 days to get the vaccine levels in your system so you are protected.
Testosterone replacement therapy is gaining wider use, but there are potential health risks. These include heart attack and stroke in men over 65 and infertility in young men.
Allergies are on the rise and researchers are trying new methods to help combat potentially life threatening reactions.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on what some drug companies are doing to fight increasing rates of food allergies in children.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on the growing severity of food allergies in children and what some drug companies are doing to combat the issue.
The DEA approved the first-ever cannabis-derived drug on Thursday. For children with a rare form of epilepsy, like Paeyton Reuther, CBD provides relief no conventional drug has ever offered.
The FDA received high marks this week for calling teenage use of e-cigarettes like Juul an 'epidemic,' but in pointing the finger at makers of addictive nicotine vaping products, the FDA neglected a key culprit in the health crisis: itself.
Dr. James Kirkland, Mayo Clinic's Center on Aging director, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss his new drug, research involving senolytic cells and how they combat age-related diseases.
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed and tested a way to block cocaine craving and addiction, protecting addicts from high doses that would otherwise be deadly.
Sen. John McCain's death Saturday once again sheds light on this devastating illness and the need to find a cure.
A drug at the center of a $510 million deal five years ago by Gilead Sciences was sold by the Foster City-based drug developer for $3 million. The buyer, Sierra Oncology, has plans to use the drug, called momelotinib, to treat anemia.
Melanoma is more likely than most cancers to spread to the brain, and once it gets there, fewer than 20 percent of patients survive one year with traditional treatments. Yet a new study offers a glint of hope.
Lyme disease is spreading nationwide and infecting people of all ages. The crisis is spurring researchers to develop new tests to better diagnose the disease — and a vaccine.
Even more of a crisis than the chilling number of people suffering from anxiety — 40 million in the U.S. — is the number of people who are addicted to the drugs that treat it, along with the rising number of people dying from overdoses.
Medicare fraud is a huge problem that costs the government as much as $60 billion a year, and abuse of federal health care spending is rising in hospice care, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services.
In a report published on Monday, the charity revealed that billionaire fortunes rose by 12 percent in 2018 as the poorest half of the world saw its wealth decline by 11 percent.
Women in big cities like New York and San Francisco are increasingly opting to freeze their eggs. But those who are among the early adopters see a big opportunity to improve the experience for the next generation.
Walmart will continue to operate through CVS Health's pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks.
Jim Cramer outlines why the industrial giant is getting beaten down by the bears in an aggressive-Fed environment.
UnitedHealth shares jumped 1.2 percent Tuesday after it reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations.
UnitedHealth Group kicks off earnings season for the health care sector Tuesday morning, and analysts are expecting double-digit sales and profit growth from the nation's largest health insurance and health care services firm.
The initiative, dubbed "Building Healthier Communities," seeks to improve access to affordable health care, manage health challenges like chronic conditions and opioids and partner with communities.
Some 800,000 federal workers across the country find themselves in financial uncertainty as the government shutdown crawls into its 12th day. "I wake up every day hoping this will get resolved," said Julie Burr, a single mother of three.
If you want to stretch your retirement dollars and enjoy outdoor activities, consider heading south. Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico are just a few of the top foreign destinations for retirees, according to International Living.
In a rules package released late Tuesday, House Democrats included the authority to get involved in the case of Texas v. United States. A federal judge in the case ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
The FDA cannot accept any new funding during the shutdown, now in its 28th day, forcing the agency to stretch its remaining money to last only about five more weeks.
The FDA says doctors need more information about treating kids for nicotine use since most cessation products are only for adults.
The FDA's change clears the way for drugmakers to sell naloxone without a prescription. The life-saving treatment for opioids is also known as Narcan and Evzio.
Disney reported losses of more than $1 billion tied to its ownership of Hulu and BAMtech, which powers ESPN+ and other streaming services.
The company continues to reveal pressure to maintain profitability.
Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.