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.
CNBC’s financial reporters weigh in on what every investor needs to know when it comes to companies' earnings reports.
CNBC's 'After Hours' breaks down the day's top business stories and most-talked about interviews from CNBC's airwaves.
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Prostitutes in Germany are demanding the right to get back to work as the country's brothels remain closed.
"People are getting tired, but unfortunately the course of this pandemic won't be dictated by human preference," added Dr. Nathan Teismann, an emergency care physician at UC San Francisco, who spent a month with the Navajo Nation.
As coronavirus surges nationwide, the White House aims to discredit top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci. Recently, Fauci has issued dire public warnings about the virus, and been critical of plans to rapidly reopen schools or businesses.
Michael "Mick" Farrell, CEO of ResMed, says that his company has been ramping up production of ventilator equipment to meet surging global demand as countries battle the coronavirus outbreak.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently working with different agencies and firms internationally to improve supply chain management and scale up manufacturing to meet this demand, says the WHO's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan.
On Tuesday the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide hit 80,370. The health sector, woefully unprepared to handle the outbreak, is trying to develop a vaccine. BioAegis Therapeutics' Steve Cordovano explains why the odds are against them.
"The prevalence of actual infection in the country right now must be pretty high," the former FDA commissioner told CNBC on Friday.
Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker said states were forced to compete in a "Hunger Games"-like competition for personal protective equipment when the pandemic began.
Under the deal, VillageMD will staff and run primary-care clinics in 500 to 700 stores over the next five years.
Consumer advocates are calling for provisions that would improve access to Medicare, which covers about 62.4 million beneficiaries — the majority of whom are age 65 or older and more likely to suffer complications from the coronavirus.
Here's why so many Americans are hit with surprise bills after taking an ambulance and what could be done to change it.
Even though Medigap policies are standardized across most states, there can be big cost differences in premiums from insurer to insurer and among locations. Here are tips for choosing one that's right for you.
Georgia plans to convert Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center into a makeshift hospital again as the state sees a rise in Covid-19 hospitalizations.
"I think in the next week the pattern of increasing deaths is going to become clear," said Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation.
"In our current situation, it is very unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate this virus," said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO's health emergencies program.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is counting on Ime Archibong to find the company's next hit product, but Archibong's job is even bigger than that.
Kevin Mayer, who left Disney to become the CEO of TikTok just months ago, has come under fire from the White House trade advisor, who also criticized the Chinese social media app's alleged data collection practices.
A massive cost-cutting drive helped the company shore up its finances while the coronavirus pandemic led to a robust demand in WeWork's flexible office space, Claure told the FT.