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  • California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

    California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-09-18 19:37:30 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:11:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File). FILE - This Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the exterior of AbbVie, in Lake Bluff, Ill. California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to presc...(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File). FILE - This Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the exterior of AbbVie, in Lake Bluff, Ill. California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to presc...
    California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs.More >>
    California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs.More >>
  • Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

    Mormon leaders call for new medical-marijuana plan in months

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:06:51 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Jack Gerard, center, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks with reporters following a news conference with opponents of Utah's medical marijuana ballot init...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Jack Gerard, center, a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks with reporters following a news conference with opponents of Utah's medical marijuana ballot init...
    Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it.More >>
    Mormon church leaders are calling for Utah lawmakers to pass medical-marijuana legislation by the end of the year even as they urge residents to vote against an insurgent ballot measure that would legalize it.More >>
  • South African court says marijuana use in private is legal

    South African court says marijuana use in private is legal

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-09-18 10:37:04 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:43 GMT
    South Africa's top court says marijuana use in private is legal, despite government objection.More >>
    South Africa's top court says marijuana use in private is legal, despite government objection.More >>
  • Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

    Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:27:38 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:41 GMT
    The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.More >>
    The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks.More >>
  • GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs

    GOP, Dems unite behind Senate bill fighting addictive drugs

    Monday, September 17 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:40:43 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:35 GMT
    Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through the Senate.More >>
    Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through the Senate.More >>
  • Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

    Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:57:21 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:32 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Federal watchdog agency says safeguards are lacking for foster kids taking psychiatric drugs.More >>
    APNewsBreak: Federal watchdog agency says safeguards are lacking for foster kids taking psychiatric drugs.More >>
  • Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

    Watchdog: EPA asbestos protection for schoolchildren lagging

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:18:31 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:28 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog office says the agency has been cutting back or eliminating regional programs that check whether teachers and pupils are being exposed to asbestos in schools.More >>
    The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog office says the agency has been cutting back or eliminating regional programs that check whether teachers and pupils are being exposed to asbestos in schools.More >>
  • Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

    Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:32:15 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:26 GMT
    A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children.More >>
    A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children.More >>
  • 2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

    2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:17:32 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:25 GMT
    Nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students used marijuana in electronic cigarettes in 2016, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping.More >>
    Nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students used marijuana in electronic cigarettes in 2016, heightening concern about the new popularity of vaping.More >>
  • Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

    Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:39:39 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:23 GMT
    Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions on girls as young as 10 months old.More >>
    Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions on girls as young as 10 months old.More >>
  • FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:06:59 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:50:42 GMT
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.More >>
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.More >>
  • Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

    Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-09-15 04:25:34 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-09-18 11:30:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2005, file photo, deer cross a road striped of its asphalt at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant near Golden, Colo. The U.S. Interior Department says it will go ahead with plans to open a...(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2005, file photo, deer cross a road striped of its asphalt at the former Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons plant near Golden, Colo. The U.S. Interior Department says it will go ahead with plans to open a...
    A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates to the public after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said...More >>
    A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates to the public after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would.More >>
  • Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans

    Lawsuit aims to block Trump 'short-term' health plans

    Friday, September 14 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-09-14 20:17:32 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 3:50 AM EDT2018-09-18 07:50:39 GMT
    Patient advocates sue to block Trump administration's 'short-term' health insurance plans.More >>
    Patient advocates sue to block Trump administration's 'short-term' health insurance plans.More >>
  • The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

    The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:38 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:38:51 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-09-17 21:43:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple Watch 4 at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple Watch 4 at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif.

    In its fourth incarnation, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls.

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    In its fourth incarnation, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls.

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  • FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

    FDA plans meeting to discuss safety data on breast implants

    Friday, September 14 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-09-14 16:14:46 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:37:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File). FILE - This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant at a manufacturing facility in Irving, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, U.S. health officials said they will convene a public meeting of medical...(AP Photo/Donna McWilliam, File). FILE - This Dec. 11, 2006 file photo shows a silicone gel breast implant at a manufacturing facility in Irving, Texas. On Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, U.S. health officials said they will convene a public meeting of medical...
    U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety.More >>
    U.S. health officials say they'll convene a public meeting of medical advisers next year to discuss new science on breast implant safety.More >>
  • New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

    New US survey shows some progress against opioid crisis

    Friday, September 14 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-09-14 15:47:17 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 3:29 PM EDT2018-09-17 19:29:22 GMT
    A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.More >>
    A U.S. government survey shows some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis.More >>
  • Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim

    Prominent health policy expert resigns over plagiarism claim

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:45:49 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-09-17 17:19:44 GMT
    (Ryan Dorgan/The Valley News via AP). In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, H. Gilbert Welch is photographed at his Dartmouth College office in Lebanon, N.H. Welch, a prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College, has resigned after being accused of plagia...(Ryan Dorgan/The Valley News via AP). In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, H. Gilbert Welch is photographed at his Dartmouth College office in Lebanon, N.H. Welch, a prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College, has resigned after being accused of plagia...
    A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing by other professors.More >>
    A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing by other professors.More >>
  • Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

    Niece: Family won't take in Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-09-15 15:35:20 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:38:53 GMT
    (Utah State Prison via AP, File). FILE - This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, the woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager from her Salt Lake City bedr...(Utah State Prison via AP, File). FILE - This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, the woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart as a teenager from her Salt Lake City bedr...
    Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee has become a disturbing figure even for members of her own family for her role in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart.More >>
    Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee has become a disturbing figure even for members of her own family for her role in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager Elizabeth Smart.More >>
  • Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India

    Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:13:05 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:32:20 GMT
    Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to some north Indian towns and villages where high fever has claimed at least 50 lives in the past two weeks.More >>
    Indian health authorities are rushing medical supplies to some north Indian towns and villages where high fever has claimed at least 50 lives in the past two weeks.More >>
  • Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

    Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:44:34 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-09-16 20:17:50 GMT
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels in the U.S. and called on manufacturers Wednesday to address the problem or have their products pulled off the...More >>
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says teenage use of e-cigarette has reached "epidemic" levels in the U.S. and called on manufacturers Wednesday to address the problem or have their products pulled off the market.More >>
  • Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

    Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:20:25 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-09-15 23:07:46 GMT
    (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018,...(Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018,...
    Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick.More >>
    Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick.More >>
  • Romania: 4 dead from West Nile virus this week, 30 new cases

    Romania: 4 dead from West Nile virus this week, 30 new cases

    Friday, September 14 2018 5:45 AM EDT2018-09-14 09:45:05 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-09-15 18:28:58 GMT
    Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week bringing the total deaths to 21.More >>
    Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week bringing the total deaths to 21.More >>
  • No progress as US, Cuba meet on mysterious 'health attacks'

    No progress as US, Cuba meet on mysterious 'health attacks'

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:10:23 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:47:04 GMT
    The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, before the start of the flag raising ceremony, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, before the start of the flag raising ceremony, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    The meeting comes amid widespread frustration at the lack of answers about what the U.S. describes as "health attacks" that began nearly two years ago and affected some two dozen people.

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    The meeting comes amid widespread frustration at the lack of answers about what the U.S. describes as "health attacks" that began nearly two years ago and affected some two dozen people.

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  • Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

    Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-09-11 15:20:18 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-09-14 19:37:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). FILE - This March 1, 2018 file photo shows a display of various models of semi-automatic rifles at a store in Pennsylvania. Research published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a...(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). FILE - This March 1, 2018 file photo shows a display of various models of semi-automatic rifles at a store in Pennsylvania. Research published Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows a...
    New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons.More >>
    New research shows active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons.More >>
  • UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

    UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-09-12 15:33:54 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:38:51 GMT
    The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million cancer deaths.More >>
    The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimates there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million cancer deaths.More >>
  • Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

    Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:14:32 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:07:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Audience members launch paper planes during Ig Nobel award ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Audience members launch paper planes during Ig Nobel award ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among...More >>
    Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel.More >>
  • Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak

    Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak

    Friday, September 14 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-09-14 15:55:53 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-09-14 16:35:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo washes his hands before entering a cholera quarantine area in Harare, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a cholera emergency was declared in Zimbabwe's capital following the deaths of mo...(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi). Zimbabwe Health Minister Obadiah Moyo washes his hands before entering a cholera quarantine area in Harare, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, after a cholera emergency was declared in Zimbabwe's capital following the deaths of mo...
    Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak that has killed 25, spread from capital.More >>
    Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak that has killed 25, spread from capital.More >>
  • Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products

    Big safety testing failure rate for California pot products

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-09-11 06:21:19 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-09-14 09:48:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, a marijuana sample is weighed at Cannalysis, a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. Nearly 20 percent of the marijuana and marijuana products tested in California for poten...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, a marijuana sample is weighed at Cannalysis, a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. Nearly 20 percent of the marijuana and marijuana products tested in California for poten...

    Nearly 20 percent of 11,000 marijuana products tested for potency and purity in California since July 1 have been rejected.

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    Nearly 20 percent of 11,000 marijuana products tested for potency and purity in California since July 1 have been rejected.

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  • Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'

    Republicans lack votes _ and appetite _ to end 'Obamacare'

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:06:21 GMT
    Friday, September 14 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-09-14 04:05:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence during his ceremonial swearing-in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington. After years of trying to de...(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., waits to be sworn-in by Vice President Mike Pence during his ceremonial swearing-in at the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, in Washington. After years of trying to de...

    After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama's prized health care law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed.

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    After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama's prized health care law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed.

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  • 4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

    4 honored for genetic research and developing anesthetic

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:46:17 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-09-13 21:05:52 GMT
    (Flora Lichtman/Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation via AP). This undated photo provided by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in September 2018 shows John B. Glen in his home in Cheshire, England. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the Lasker clinical medic...(Flora Lichtman/Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation via AP). This undated photo provided by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation in September 2018 shows John B. Glen in his home in Cheshire, England. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, the Lasker clinical medic...
    Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed "milk of amnesia.".More >>
    Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed "milk of amnesia.".More >>
  • Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men's father-son bond

    Stem cell transplant cements Arizona men's father-son bond

    Monday, September 10 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:03:53 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-09-13 13:55:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Terry Tang). The Rev. John Sabbagh, left, and his son Ebby Sabbagh hugs nurse practitioner Kim O'Riley, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Gilbert, Ariz. Thirty-five years after a Mesa man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the...(AP Photo/Terry Tang). The Rev. John Sabbagh, left, and his son Ebby Sabbagh hugs nurse practitioner Kim O'Riley, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Gilbert, Ariz. Thirty-five years after a Mesa man cared for his son when he was shot in their native Lebanon, the...
    Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh received a crucial stem cell transplant.More >>
    Both the Rev. John Ibraham Sabbagh and his 54-year-old son, Ebby Sabbagh, are celebrating one year of going strong since the elder Sabbagh received a crucial stem cell transplant.More >>
  • Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths

    Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak after 20 deaths

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 6:51 AM EDT2018-09-11 10:51:24 GMT
    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:13:19 GMT
    Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak in capital after 20 deaths; more than 2,000 cases overall.More >>
    Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak in capital after 20 deaths; more than 2,000 cases overall.More >>
  • Parents, Frat leaders launch national anti-hazing effort

    Parents, Frat leaders launch national anti-hazing effort

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-09-10 11:38:23 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:46:19 GMT
    A group of parents whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders themselves in an effort to band the generations-old initiations involving binge...More >>
    A group of parents whose children were killed during fraternity hazing incidents are joining forces with national fraternity leaders themselves in an effort to band the generations-old initiations involving binge drinking and beatings.More >>
  • Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Nevada high court says execution doctor's name stays secret

    Monday, September 10 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:54:06 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-09-12 16:30:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Ve...(AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File). FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier, right, confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Ve...
    The Nevada Supreme Court says the name of the physician picked to attend a state prison execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban use of their products.More >>
    The Nevada Supreme Court says the name of the physician picked to attend a state prison execution can remain secret, even from drug makers suing to ban use of their products.More >>
  • Italy health authorities investigate pneumonia outbreak

    Italy health authorities investigate pneumonia outbreak

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-09-10 11:23:16 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:58:58 GMT
    Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria in the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has sickened more than 100 people.More >>
    Health authorities in northern Italy are investigating whether bacteria in the water supply is behind an outbreak of pneumonia that has sickened more than 100 people.More >>
  • California agency cites Disneyland over Legionnaires' cases

    California agency cites Disneyland over Legionnaires' cases

    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:15:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:16 AM EDT2018-09-11 15:16:32 GMT
    A California agency has fined Disneyland saying the theme park failed to properly maintain cooling equipment leading two employees to suffer serious illness.More >>
    A California agency has fined Disneyland saying the theme park failed to properly maintain cooling equipment leading two employees to suffer serious illness.More >>
  • Hospital groups launch own company to make generic drugs

    Hospital groups launch own company to make generic drugs

    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-09-06 04:25:09 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-09-11 09:23:08 GMT
    (Intermountain Healthcare via AP). This undated photo provided by Intermountain Healthcare in September 2015 shows Dan Liljenquist, chairman of the Civica Rx board. This new generic drug company, launched by several major hospital groups on Thursday, S...(Intermountain Healthcare via AP). This undated photo provided by Intermountain Healthcare in September 2015 shows Dan Liljenquist, chairman of the Civica Rx board. This new generic drug company, launched by several major hospital groups on Thursday, S...

    Besides creating a reliable supply for its 500 hospitals, the company aims to reduce drug prices by about 20 percent. 

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    Besides creating a reliable supply for its 500 hospitals, the company aims to reduce drug prices by about 20 percent. 

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  • Passengers on 2 flights from Europe arrive sick in Philly

    Passengers on 2 flights from Europe arrive sick in Philly

    Thursday, September 6 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-09-06 13:29:17 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 1:21 AM EDT2018-09-11 05:21:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Emergency response crews gather outside a plane at New York's Kennedy Airport amid reports of ill passengers aboard a flight from Dubai, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
    The New York City mayor's office says 10 people hospitalized after a large commercial jet arrived from Dubai have tested positive for influenza.More >>
    The New York City mayor's office says 10 people hospitalized after a large commercial jet arrived from Dubai have tested positive for influenza.More >>
  • Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

    Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-09-05 12:24:06 GMT
    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:48 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:48:42 GMT
    Early results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.More >>
    Early results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.More >>
  • AP Exclusive: Stable costs may shift 'Obamacare' politics

    AP Exclusive: Stable costs may shift 'Obamacare' politics

    Friday, September 7 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-09-07 18:04:51 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-09-11 00:57:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, April Box uses a roller to work on her hip muscles at her home in Spokane, Wash.  Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, April Box uses a roller to work on her hip muscles at her home in Spokane, Wash. Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some...
    AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning.More >>
    AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning.More >>
  • Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

    Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 12:24 PM EDT2018-09-05 16:24:50 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-09-10 22:09:41 GMT
    With lawsuits mounting, maker of OxyContin provides grant for nonprofit pharmaceutical company to speed development of lower-cost overdose antidote.More >>
    With lawsuits mounting, maker of OxyContin provides grant for nonprofit pharmaceutical company to speed development of lower-cost overdose antidote.More >>
  • No immediate ruling in GOP's latest 'Obamacare' lawsuit

    No immediate ruling in GOP's latest 'Obamacare' lawsuit

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-09-05 19:37:11 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-09-10 16:14:03 GMT
    (Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP). Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest during a rally at Burnett Park in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson hosted the Fort Worth Rally fo...(Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram via AP). Supporters of the Affordable Care Act protest during a rally at Burnett Park in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Democratic nominee for Texas Attorney General Justin Nelson hosted the Fort Worth Rally fo...
    A federal judge in Texas didn't immediately rule on the latest push by Republicans to end the Affordable Care Act.More >>
    A federal judge in Texas didn't immediately rule on the latest push by Republicans to end the Affordable Care Act.More >>
  • Report: Fentanyl deaths in Alaska quadrupled in 2017

    Report: Fentanyl deaths in Alaska quadrupled in 2017

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-09-05 20:50:18 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 8:08 AM EDT2018-09-10 12:08:47 GMT
    A new report says overdose deaths in Alaska involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than quadrupled last year.More >>
    A new report says overdose deaths in Alaska involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl more than quadrupled last year.More >>
  • Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

    Blood-testing startup Theranos said to be closing

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-09-05 11:07:57 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-09-10 11:23:36 GMT
    Once heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is closing, according to a media report.More >>
    Once heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is closing, according to a media report.More >>
  • State sanctions dentist for excessive dentistry on child

    State sanctions dentist for excessive dentistry on child

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-05 23:59:18 GMT
    Monday, September 10 2018 5:39 AM EDT2018-09-10 09:39:39 GMT
    A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators.More >>
    A Connecticut dentist accused of performing unnecessary dental work on a young girl has been disciplined by state regulators.More >>
  • AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as 'Obamacare' stabilizes

    AP Exclusive: Modest premium hikes as 'Obamacare' stabilizes

    Friday, September 7 2018 3:12 AM EDT2018-09-07 07:12:11 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 1:55 PM EDT2018-09-07 17:55:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, April Box poses for a photo at her home in Spokane, Wash. Box is a healthcare advocate and runs the website www.hip-help.com to help guide people through major surgeries and other aspects of the he...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this Aug. 22, 2018 photo, April Box poses for a photo at her home in Spokane, Wash. Box is a healthcare advocate and runs the website www.hip-help.com to help guide people through major surgeries and other aspects of the he...

    AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning.

    More >>

    AP Exclusive: Fortunes flip for Affordable Care Act with modest premium rise and some insurers returning.

    More >>
  • Goop settles over claims its vaginal eggs have health perks

    Goop settles over claims its vaginal eggs have health perks

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-05 23:59:00 GMT
    Friday, September 7 2018 6:13 AM EDT2018-09-07 10:13:38 GMT
    Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products including egg-shaped stones that are meant to be inserted into the vagina to improve health.More >>
    Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products including egg-shaped stones that are meant to be inserted into the vagina to improve health.More >>
  • New advice on kids' concussions calls for better tracking

    New advice on kids' concussions calls for better tracking

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-09-04 15:25:40 GMT
    Thursday, September 6 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-09-06 20:17:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). FILE - This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows safety helmets in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma. Comprehensive new children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government released on Tuesday, ...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). FILE - This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows safety helmets in a container in a pre-K classroom at an elementary school in Oklahoma. Comprehensive new children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government released on Tuesday, ...
    New children's concussion guidelines recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis.More >>
    New children's concussion guidelines recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis.More >>
  • Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor out with 2 new books

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor out with 2 new books

    Saturday, September 1 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-09-01 20:05:23 GMT
    Thursday, September 6 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-09-06 04:16:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her children's book, "Turning Pages: My Life Story", during the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor talks about her children's book, "Turning Pages: My Life Story", during the Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the last time she wrote a book she got some unsolicited health advice.More >>
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says the last time she wrote a book she got some unsolicited health advice.More >>
  • Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

    Warnings over pollution met with a shrug in coal country

    Tuesday, September 4 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-09-04 04:27:57 GMT
    Wednesday, September 5 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-09-06 00:06:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer). Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are ...(AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer). Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are ...
    For some in coal country, shrugs greet warnings of more illnesses from loosening emissions regulations.More >>
    For some in coal country, shrugs greet warnings of more illnesses from loosening emissions regulations.More >>
  • Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

    Saturday, September 1 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-09-01 17:26:39 GMT
    Wednesday, September 5 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-09-05 22:07:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File). File - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, firefighters keep watch the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefight...(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File). File - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, firefighters keep watch the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefight...
    Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times.More >>
    Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times.More >>
  • Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

    Pepper spray discharges during flight to Hawaii, 15 treated

    Friday, August 31 2018 8:32 PM EDT2018-09-01 00:32:21 GMT
    Wednesday, September 5 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-09-05 19:27:46 GMT
    Hawaiian Airlines says a flight from Oakland, California, to Maui required emergency assistance after a can of pepper spray went off inside the plane.More >>
    Hawaiian Airlines says a flight from Oakland, California, to Maui required emergency assistance after a can of pepper spray went off inside the plane.More >>
  • Colorado says it's cut methane leaks as Trump eases US rules

    Colorado says it's cut methane leaks as Trump eases US rules

    Friday, August 31 2018 1:12 AM EDT2018-08-31 05:12:53 GMT
    Wednesday, September 5 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-09-05 14:28:51 GMT
    The Trump administration is rolling back some regulations on climate-changing methane, but Colorado says its rules are working.More >>
    The Trump administration is rolling back some regulations on climate-changing methane, but Colorado says its rules are working.More >>
  • Judge tosses lawsuit against California drug price law

    Judge tosses lawsuit against California drug price law

    Thursday, August 30 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-08-31 02:31:54 GMT
    Wednesday, September 5 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-09-05 11:23:57 GMT
    A federal judge in Sacramento has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a California law requiring pharmaceutical companies to give advance notice before big price increases.More >>
    A federal judge in Sacramento has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block a California law requiring pharmaceutical companies to give advance notice before big price increases.More >>
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  • California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

    California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:37:14 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:22:10 GMT
    (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Rodney Halbower. A Northern California jury has started its deliberations in the murder trial of a career criminal ...(San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Rodney Halbower. A Northern California jury has started its deliberations in the murder trial of a career criminal ...
    A Northern California jury has found guilty a career criminal who authorities believe to be the 'Gypsy Hill Killer" of killing two teenage girls.More >>
    A Northern California jury has found guilty a career criminal who authorities believe to be the 'Gypsy Hill Killer" of killing two teenage girls.More >>
  • Testimony by cops big part of Chicago officer's murder trial

    Testimony by cops big part of Chicago officer's murder trial

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:27:35 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:22:07 GMT
    (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool). Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at right during the second day of his murder trial for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, as a video image of McDonald body lying i...(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool). Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at right during the second day of his murder trial for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, as a video image of McDonald body lying i...
    Testimony expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.More >>
    Testimony expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke.More >>
  • The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

    The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:08:24 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:22 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:22:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.More >>
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.More >>
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