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  • California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-06-16 05:38:55 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-06-17 17:32:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...

    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

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    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

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  • State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:48 PM EDT2018-06-16 02:48:53 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:02:46 GMT
    A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.More >>
    A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.More >>
  • Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:09:27 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 13:09:30 GMT

    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

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    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

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  • UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

    UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:19:34 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:31:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.More >>
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.More >>
  • NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:18:50 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:19:46 GMT
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.More >>
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.More >>
  • Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

    Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:18:48 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:19:44 GMT
    A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year.More >>
    A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year.More >>
  • Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

    Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

    Friday, June 15 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-06-15 14:08:17 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:19:42 GMT
    Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.More >>
    Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.More >>
  • New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

    New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:28:16 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:19:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/R S Iyer). Cyclists pedal on a road enveloped by a thick haze of dust in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Indian capital region experienced severe levels of pollution for the third straight day...(AP Photo/R S Iyer). Cyclists pedal on a road enveloped by a thick haze of dust in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Indian capital region experienced severe levels of pollution for the third straight day...
    New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust.More >>
    New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust.More >>
  • Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

    Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:18:29 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:10:35 GMT
    A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit.More >>
    A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit.More >>
  • UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

    UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-06-16 09:48:46 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:00:59 GMT
    A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case.More >>
    A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case.More >>
  • Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Thursday, June 14 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-14 18:07:52 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:31:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rob Carr). FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But...(AP Photo/Rob Carr). FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But...
    Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk.More >>
    Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk.More >>
  • FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone

    FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone

    Thursday, June 14 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-14 22:58:01 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-06-16 08:01:09 GMT
    U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction.More >>
    U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction.More >>
  • California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    Friday, June 15 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-15 23:40:03 GMT
    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:51:51 GMT
    California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.More >>
    California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.More >>
  • Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

    Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:28:09 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-06-16 00:42:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed in Flint, Mich. A new book about Flint’s water crisis comes from the pediatrician and public health expert who was first to reveal the extent of lead ...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed in Flint, Mich. A new book about Flint’s water crisis comes from the pediatrician and public health expert who was first to reveal the extent of lead ...
    A new book about Flint's water crisis comes from the pediatrician first to reveal the extent of lead contamination on the struggling city's children.More >>
    A new book about Flint's water crisis comes from the pediatrician first to reveal the extent of lead contamination on the struggling city's children.More >>
  • US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

    US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:48 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:48:04 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:42:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cub...(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cub...
    The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people.More >>
    The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people.More >>
  • Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

    Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 21:10:55 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:21:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). FILE - This Dec. 29, 2011 file photo shows the entrance to the editorial offices of the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the journal retracted and republished a landmark study on the Medi...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). FILE - This Dec. 29, 2011 file photo shows the entrance to the editorial offices of the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the journal retracted and republished a landmark study on the Medi...
    Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made.More >>
    Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made.More >>
  • How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:37:10 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:21:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.More >>
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.More >>
  • Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

    Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:31:00 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:53:11 GMT
    Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries.More >>
    Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries.More >>
  • Ivana Trump promotes Italian weight-loss diet system

    Ivana Trump promotes Italian weight-loss diet system

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-06-13 23:07:20 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-06-15 15:49:27 GMT
    Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight.More >>
    Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight.More >>
  • Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

    Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 3:15 PM EDT2018-06-12 19:15:17 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:30:35 GMT
    The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis.More >>
    The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis.More >>
  • House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

    House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:45:16 GMT
    Friday, June 15 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:41:08 GMT
    The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse.More >>
    The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse.More >>
  • Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-12 21:46:27 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:50:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.More >>
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.More >>
  • Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

    Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:05:39 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:30:12 GMT
    Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives.More >>
    Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives.More >>
  • Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

    Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

    Friday, June 8 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-08 21:51:44 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:41:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Andy Kropa/Invision). This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. A U.S. report released in June 2018 found an uptick in suicide rates in nearly every...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Andy Kropa/Invision). This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. A U.S. report released in June 2018 found an uptick in suicide rates in nearly every...
    The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend _ rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.More >>
    The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend _ rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.More >>
  • Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

    Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

    Friday, June 8 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-06-08 16:21:51 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-06-14 13:09:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. On Friday, June 8, 2018, health officials said the flu killed more children in the past year that during any other regular flu season i...(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. On Friday, June 8, 2018, health officials said the flu killed more children in the past year that during any other regular flu season i...
    Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say.More >>
    Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say.More >>
  • Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

    Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

    Saturday, June 9 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-09 19:32:07 GMT
    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-06-14 09:28:28 GMT
    Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.More >>
    Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.More >>
  • Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

    Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

    Friday, June 8 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-06-08 19:41:34 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:10:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.
    President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.More >>
    President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.More >>
  • Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

    Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

    Friday, June 8 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-06-08 12:51:22 GMT
    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:19 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:19:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, applauds as President Donald Trump speaks to employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Wash...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, applauds as President Donald Trump speaks to employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Wash...
    President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment.More >>
    President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment.More >>
  • Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:41:22 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:41:07 GMT
    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. (Source: CNN)New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. (Source: CNN)

    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

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    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

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  • US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

    US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

    Friday, June 8 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-06-08 18:41:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-12 21:49:38 GMT
    The United States is testing two more workers from its embassy in Cuba for possible brain injury amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China.More >>
    The United States is testing two more workers from its embassy in Cuba for possible brain injury amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China.More >>
  • Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

    Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

    Saturday, June 9 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-06-09 04:41:53 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-12 17:46:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...
    GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions.More >>
    GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions.More >>
  • Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

    Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

    Friday, June 8 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-08 20:31:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:46:58 GMT
    A federal judge is considering a request to again block an Arkansas law that critics say effectively bans abortion pills.More >>
    A federal judge is considering a request to again block an Arkansas law that critics say effectively bans abortion pills.More >>
  • Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Friday, June 8 2018 6:01 AM EDT2018-06-08 10:01:14 GMT
    Tuesday, June 12 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-06-12 11:55:49 GMT
    "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said. (Source: CDC)"Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said. (Source: CDC)

    Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month.

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    Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month.

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  • Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical

    Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:11:00 GMT
    Saturday, June 9 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-06-09 12:42:28 GMT
    A new government survey found vaping rates are steady or declining among school kids, but some are skeptical, saying Juul use may be under-counted.More >>
    A new government survey found vaping rates are steady or declining among school kids, but some are skeptical, saying Juul use may be under-counted.More >>
  • GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law

    Friday, June 8 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-06-08 07:21:13 GMT
    Saturday, June 9 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-06-09 04:32:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...

    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment

    Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment

    Thursday, June 7 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-06-08 00:00:59 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-06-08 21:12:22 GMT
    (Philip A. Dwyer/The Bellingham Herald via AP). This March 26, 2015 photo shows a maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham, Wash. In a novel case with national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil...(Philip A. Dwyer/The Bellingham Herald via AP). This March 26, 2015 photo shows a maximum security cell block at the Whatcom County Jail in Bellingham, Wash. In a novel case with national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil...
    In a novel case with national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing a county jail to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners, rather than...More >>
    In a novel case with national implications, the Washington state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is suing a county jail to force it to provide opiate-withdrawal medication to prisoners, rather than requiring them to go cold turkey.More >>
  • Superbug infections rising among injection drug users

    Superbug infections rising among injection drug users

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:11:08 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-06-08 20:23:48 GMT
    Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday. (Source: Pixabay)Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday. (Source: Pixabay)

    One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs.

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    One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs.

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  • White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth

    White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth

    Thursday, June 7 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-07 14:40:52 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-06-08 20:23:43 GMT
    The ads will show real life examples - in startling, graphic terms - of how young people furthered their addictions. (Source: CNN/Truth Initiative)The ads will show real life examples - in startling, graphic terms - of how young people furthered their addictions. (Source: CNN/Truth Initiative)

    The White House is launching its first public service campaign with a series of new advertisements aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids.

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    The White House is launching its first public service campaign with a series of new advertisements aimed at warning young people about the dangers of opioids.

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  • Medicaid work requirement bill sent to Michigan governor

    Medicaid work requirement bill sent to Michigan governor

    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:51:11 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-06-08 18:04:03 GMT
    Legislation that would require able-bodied adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements is going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature.More >>
    Legislation that would require able-bodied adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program to meet work or job-related requirements is going to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature.More >>
  • Water alert re-issued for Oregon capital area

    Water alert re-issued for Oregon capital area

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:50:22 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 9:42 AM EDT2018-06-08 13:42:20 GMT
    (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP). In this photo taken May 29, 2018, Juana Francisco loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo. Officials in Salem, Ore., re-issued a limited no-drink warning Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for tap water in the sta...(Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP). In this photo taken May 29, 2018, Juana Francisco loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo. Officials in Salem, Ore., re-issued a limited no-drink warning Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for tap water in the sta...
    Salem, Oregon, officials have re-issued a limited no-drink advisory for the municipal water supply, citing increased toxin levels linked to an algae bloom.More >>
    Salem, Oregon, officials have re-issued a limited no-drink advisory for the municipal water supply, citing increased toxin levels linked to an algae bloom.More >>
  • Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

    Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 11:30 AM EDT2018-06-06 15:30:30 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-08 11:53:35 GMT
    Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Source: CNN)Trump praised the legislation as fulfilling his pledge to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Source: CNN)

    President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that would expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

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    President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that would expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

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  • Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-06-05 18:19:41 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-06-08 09:41:29 GMT
    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. (Source: CNN)The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. (Source: CNN)

    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast.

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    The report says Medicare won't be able to fully cover projected medical bills starting in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast.

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  • Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

    Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional

    Thursday, June 7 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-06-08 01:51:01 GMT
    Friday, June 8 2018 3:13 AM EDT2018-06-08 07:13:38 GMT
    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.More >>
    The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.More >>
  • US screens more staff in China over mystery health issues

    US screens more staff in China over mystery health issues

    Thursday, June 7 2018 3:00 AM EDT2018-06-07 07:00:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-08 03:23:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan). A security person walks outside the U.S. consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese ci...(AP Photo/Kelvin Chan). A security person walks outside the U.S. consulate building in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, June 7, 2018. The United States has evacuated several more government workers out of the southern Chinese ci...

    The State Department confirmed the evacuation of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba.

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    The State Department confirmed the evacuation of government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba.

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  • Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy

    Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-06-05 20:30:08 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-06-07 20:42:15 GMT
    A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment.More >>
    A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment.More >>
  • Revised Medicaid work requirement bill moves in Michigan

    Revised Medicaid work requirement bill moves in Michigan

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:51:00 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:53:35 GMT
    A revised Medicaid work requirement bill is advancing in Michigan's Legislature.More >>
    A revised Medicaid work requirement bill is advancing in Michigan's Legislature.More >>
  • Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

    Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

    Monday, June 4 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-06-04 16:08:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-06-07 17:32:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2003, file photo, Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, D-Decatur, promotes the breast cancer prevention stamp from the well on the floor of the House in Atlanta. Countless breast cancer patients in the fut...(AP Photo/Ric Feld, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2003, file photo, Rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, D-Decatur, promotes the breast cancer prevention stamp from the well on the floor of the House in Atlanta. Countless breast cancer patients in the fut...
    Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp.More >>
    Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp.More >>
  • Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos

    Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-05 17:10:32 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-06-07 16:12:19 GMT
    A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner over control.More >>
    A Detroit-area woman seeking custody of as many as 10 frozen embryos is asking a judge to appoint a guardian over them while she clashes with her former partner over control.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Long waits under VA's private health program

    APNewsBreak: Long waits under VA's private health program

    Monday, June 4 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-06-04 17:39:31 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-06-07 12:43:50 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors faulted for failing to provide care within 30 days as promised, faulty data and poor...More >>
    APNewsBreak: Program being expanded by the Trump administration to give veterans greater access to private doctors faulted for failing to provide care within 30 days as promised, faulty data and poor record-keeping cited.More >>
  • Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

    Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

    Sunday, June 3 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-06-03 11:38:31 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-07 02:32:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kathy Young). In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York. Usher was one of about 1...(AP Photo/Kathy Young). In this Thursday, May 24, 2018 photo, Adine Usher, 78, meets with breast cancer study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano at the Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx borough of New York. Usher was one of about 1...

    The largest study ever done of breast cancer treatment finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the cancer.

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    The largest study ever done of breast cancer treatment finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the cancer.

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  • UK says it won't impose abortion reform on Northern Ireland

    UK says it won't impose abortion reform on Northern Ireland

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-06-05 15:23:37 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-06 22:42:37 GMT
    A British government minister says she wants reform of Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, but won't impose change from London.More >>
    A British government minister says she wants reform of Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, but won't impose change from London.More >>
  • Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost

    Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost

    Monday, June 4 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-06-04 05:08:40 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-06-06 20:21:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. Medicare recipients cut back on pricey brand-name drugs but they s...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. Medicare recipients cut back on pricey brand-name drugs but they s...

    A government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway.

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    A government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway.

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  • 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

    5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

    Friday, June 1 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-06-01 15:37:21 GMT
    Wednesday, June 6 2018 10:53 AM EDT2018-06-06 14:53:15 GMT
    (Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce foo...(Steve Campbell/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - This undated photo shows romaine lettuce in Houston. On Friday, June 1, 2018, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce foo...
    Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five.More >>
    Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five.More >>
  • Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over

    Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over

    Saturday, June 2 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-06-02 15:07:37 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 7:21 PM EDT2018-06-05 23:21:56 GMT
    A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate...More >>
    A Danish group says a citizens' initiative seeking to set a minimum age of 18 for non-medical male circumcision in Denmark has gathered the required 50,000 signatures to send the proposal to Parliament for debate this year.More >>
  • US blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

    US blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks

    Friday, June 1 2018 7:30 AM EDT2018-06-01 11:30:05 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-05 17:21:22 GMT
    UN health agency backs away from its call to tax sugary drinks, to criticism from experts.More >>
    UN health agency backs away from its call to tax sugary drinks, to criticism from experts.More >>
  • Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

    Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

    Friday, June 1 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-06-01 18:19:28 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 1:21 PM EDT2018-06-05 17:21:04 GMT
    Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.More >>
    Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease.More >>
  • Another doctor sentenced in medical lab bribery scheme

    Another doctor sentenced in medical lab bribery scheme

    Thursday, May 31 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-05-31 18:36:58 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-05 12:52:30 GMT
    Another doctor convicted of involvement in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme with a now-defunct New Jersey firm is headed to prison.More >>
    Another doctor convicted of involvement in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme with a now-defunct New Jersey firm is headed to prison.More >>
  • Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

    Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water

    Thursday, May 31 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-05-31 23:08:30 GMT
    Tuesday, June 5 2018 4:42 AM EDT2018-06-05 08:42:36 GMT
    (Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP). Juana Francisco of Albany, Ore., loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo Tuesday evening, May 29, 2018. The Oregon National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can't drink tap...(Mark Ylen/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP). Juana Francisco of Albany, Ore., loads her trunk with water purchased at WinCo Tuesday evening, May 29, 2018. The Oregon National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can't drink tap...
    The Oregon National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can't drink tap water due to toxins from an algae bloom in a reservoir.More >>
    The Oregon National Guard will hand out free water at 10 locations to residents who can't drink tap water due to toxins from an algae bloom in a reservoir.More >>
  • Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

    Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

    Thursday, May 31 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-05-31 13:26:29 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-06-05 02:49:57 GMT
    Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA.More >>
    Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA.More >>
  • Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible

    Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccine in Congo; more cases possible

    Friday, June 1 2018 7:19 AM EDT2018-06-01 11:19:48 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 12:31 PM EDT2018-06-04 16:31:11 GMT
    Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccinations in Congo outbreak; more cases possible.More >>
    Nearly 700 get Ebola vaccinations in Congo outbreak; more cases possible.More >>
  • Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria

    Study estimates higher death toll in Puerto Rico post-Maria

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-05-29 20:05:23 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-06-04 14:33:07 GMT
    Researchers studying the death toll in Puerto Rico during and after Hurricane Maria have come up with a new estimate.More >>
    Researchers studying the death toll in Puerto Rico during and after Hurricane Maria have come up with a new estimate.More >>
  • California, US team up on an issue that divides them: pot

    California, US team up on an issue that divides them: pot

    Tuesday, May 29 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-05-29 16:06:37 GMT
    Monday, June 4 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-06-04 06:32:25 GMT
    Researchers and federal authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California.More >>
    Researchers and federal authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California.More >>
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