Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional 2018-12-15T09:37:17Z 2018-12-15T02:57:13Z 2018-12-15T09:37:06Z A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage 2018-12-15T09:08:31Z 2018-12-15T05:17:17Z 2018-12-15T09:08:05Z Saturday is the deadline for ACA health law coverage in most of the country. Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary 2018-12-15T07:59:06Z 2018-12-13T10:11:10Z 2018-12-15T07:58:37Z More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.
Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research 2018-12-15T07:58:56Z 2018-12-13T20:01:20Z 2018-12-15T07:58:28Z Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research.
Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks 2018-12-15T07:58:51Z 2018-12-14T23:47:13Z 2018-12-15T07:58:25Z Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city. 'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak 2018-12-15T05:28:30Z 2018-12-14T07:19:08Z 2018-12-15T05:27:58Z 'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth.
Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error 2018-12-15T05:28:27Z 2018-12-14T22:27:09Z 2018-12-15T05:27:57Z Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month.
First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital 2018-12-15T05:28:25Z 2018-12-13T17:51:14Z 2018-12-15T05:27:53Z Melania Trump is keeping up the first ladies' tradition of a Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital.
Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm 2018-12-15T05:28:24Z 2018-12-13T21:49:30Z 2018-12-15T05:27:51Z US officials have traced a recent outbreak of E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in central California. 5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted 2018-12-15T05:28:22Z 2018-12-13T17:21:12Z 2018-12-15T05:27:50Z Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds have been convicted of charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage 2018-12-15T05:28:20Z 2018-12-13T20:59:28Z 2018-12-15T05:27:49Z A U.S. appeals court has blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom 2018-12-15T05:28:18Z 2018-12-13T19:01:43Z 2018-12-15T05:27:48Z With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement. UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report 2018-12-15T03:48:30Z 2018-12-13T12:31:05Z 2018-12-15T03:47:50Z The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership.".
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz 2018-12-14T22:28:31Z 2018-12-12T19:31:20Z 2018-12-14T22:27:56Z High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day. Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood 2018-12-14T16:25:06Z 2018-12-10T14:48:07Z 2018-12-14T16:25:06Z The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence 2018-12-14T16:24:00Z 2018-12-10T13:28:07Z 2018-12-14T16:24:00Z Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the victims into action against the abusers.
Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on 2018-12-14T16:20:23Z 2018-12-12T19:11:25Z 2018-12-14T16:20:23Z Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations. Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts 2018-12-14T16:16:02Z 2018-12-11T12:11:06Z 2018-12-14T16:15:43Z Victims of alleged molestation by a physician at Rockefeller University Hospital want to know what happened to photos they say the doctor took while the abuse was occurring. UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him 2018-12-14T16:15:41Z 2018-12-09T13:48:08Z 2018-12-14T16:15:14Z A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.
Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming 2018-12-14T00:21:05Z 2018-12-12T16:51:13Z 2018-12-14T00:20:37Z Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help. Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness 2018-12-13T21:11:42Z 2018-12-10T18:11:11Z 2018-12-13T21:10:30Z Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.
New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available 2018-12-13T21:01:02Z 2018-12-11T06:41:17Z 2018-12-13T21:00:58Z New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time. Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs 2018-12-13T19:42:08Z 2018-12-12T17:31:16Z 2018-12-13T19:42:03Z Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug 2018-12-13T18:22:12Z 2018-12-10T12:48:08Z 2018-12-13T18:22:01Z Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug. South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk' 2018-12-13T14:52:20Z 2018-12-10T10:08:01Z 2018-12-13T14:52:15Z South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as at 'very high risk' in neighboring Congo's outbreak.
Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse 2018-12-12T19:03:08Z 2018-12-09T13:48:09Z 2018-12-12T19:02:37Z One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.
Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag 2018-12-12T16:53:02Z 2018-12-12T00:31:23Z 2018-12-12T16:52:27Z A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care.
Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can 2018-12-11T21:02:24Z 2018-12-09T10:48:05Z 2018-12-11T21:02:21Z Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede.
EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch 2018-12-11T07:32:41Z 2018-12-06T17:04:08Z 2018-12-11T07:32:36Z The latest software update to the newest Apple Watch, the Series 4, will now let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat. UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims 2018-12-11T06:42:19Z 2018-12-07T14:55:09Z 2018-12-11T06:42:14Z Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go.
US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks 2018-12-10T22:48:58Z 2018-12-07T12:35:35Z 2018-12-10T22:48:56Z Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming.
Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern 2018-12-10T18:02:33Z 2018-12-07T09:25:33Z 2018-12-10T18:02:31Z Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads to major Congo city as vaccine supply becomes a concern. School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk 2018-12-10T14:28:42Z 2018-12-06T21:32:10Z 2018-12-10T14:28:40Z Refined grains will be allowed back on school lunches, as will flavored, low-fat milk. Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted 2018-12-10T13:19:19Z 2018-12-06T17:35:40Z 2018-12-10T13:19:10Z Another study by a prominent food researcher is being retracted.
Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing 2018-12-10T10:08:48Z 2018-12-07T23:58:08Z 2018-12-10T10:08:47Z A man who uses a wheelchair and takes marijuana for back pain has been evicted from his federally subsidized apartment in upstate New York.
Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out 2018-12-10T08:29:28Z 2018-12-06T14:49:42Z 2018-12-10T08:29:26Z The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. Obama health law sign-ups lagging for 2019 2018-12-09T13:48:51Z 2018-12-06T17:40:55Z 2018-12-09T13:48:49Z Obama health law sign-ups lag for 2019; number of new customers down about 18 percent.
Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah 2018-12-09T12:49:25Z 2018-12-06T20:22:33Z 2018-12-09T12:49:24Z Advocacy groups in Utah sued to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional interference in the gutting of a measure approved by voters.
Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source 2018-12-08T16:49:24Z 2018-12-05T19:09:17Z 2018-12-08T16:49:23Z A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland guests more comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park.
1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor 2018-12-07T23:09:47Z 2018-12-04T23:48:12Z 2018-12-07T23:09:43Z Brazilian doctors report world's first baby using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.
Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story 2018-12-07T23:08:41Z 2018-12-06T20:42:01Z 2018-12-07T23:08:39Z Drugmaker Sandoz to sell slightly cheaper generic rival of EpiPen emergency allergy medication.
The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018 2018-12-07T18:39:36Z 2018-12-05T14:59:27Z 2018-12-07T18:39:36Z Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland.
Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list 2018-12-07T17:04:05Z 2018-12-03T05:38:11Z 2018-12-07T17:04:03Z Pediatricians tout blocks, puzzles, even throwaway boxes over high-tech toys for young children.
Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment? 2018-12-07T16:56:26Z 2018-12-02T15:07:59Z 2018-12-07T16:56:00Z Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies. World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing 2018-12-07T16:45:49Z 2018-12-03T19:38:37Z 2018-12-07T16:45:47Z The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing. Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation 2018-12-07T16:30:21Z 2018-12-06T12:50:00Z 2018-12-07T16:30:12Z A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists.
WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal 2018-12-07T16:29:06Z 2018-12-03T19:10:03Z 2018-12-07T16:29:00Z The head of the World Health Organization says the agency doesn't need Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. experts to fight an Ebola outbreak spreading in Congo, insisting: "We can cover it.". More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears 2018-12-07T16:21:25Z 2018-12-04T15:38:30Z 2018-12-07T16:21:21Z A recall of raw beef recall is being expanded to include another 5 million pounds of products. South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer 2018-12-07T15:47:40Z 2018-12-04T12:58:56Z 2018-12-07T15:47:37Z A worldwide search is on to find donors of a rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer.
Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom 2018-12-07T15:45:52Z 2018-12-04T23:18:56Z 2018-12-07T15:45:55Z Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug.
The Latest: Groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks 2018-12-07T15:38:34Z 2018-12-02T15:07:49Z 2018-12-07T15:37:44Z Three environmental groups are criticizing the organizers of global climate talks in Poland for having too much meat on the meeting menu. Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic 2018-12-07T00:10:14Z 2018-11-30T13:09:22Z 2018-12-07T00:10:14Z Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic.
US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens 2018-12-07T00:10:12Z 2018-11-30T14:09:04Z 2018-12-07T00:10:11Z Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution 2018-12-07T00:10:07Z 2018-11-30T21:36:51Z 2018-12-07T00:10:06Z U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state. Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug 2018-12-06T23:00:49Z 2018-11-30T11:56:33Z 2018-12-06T23:00:49Z Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug.
Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science 2018-12-06T22:55:15Z 2018-11-30T06:56:31Z 2018-12-06T22:54:42Z The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash.
Notorious for bad fumes, Madrid launches polluting-car ban 2018-12-06T22:29:45Z 2018-11-30T13:57:18Z 2018-12-06T22:29:43Z Madrid has activated Friday an anti-pollution ordinance that significantly restricts traffic of private vehicles in the city center, including a total ban on the most polluting cars. UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk 2018-12-06T22:29:44Z 2018-11-30T15:30:44Z 2018-12-06T22:29:42Z The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine.
Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety 2018-12-06T21:48:19Z 2018-11-29T19:46:16Z 2018-12-06T21:48:18Z After repeated food poisoning outbreaks, the produce industry is scrambling to contain future contaminations. Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says 2018-12-06T21:48:15Z 2018-11-29T21:36:12Z 2018-12-06T21:48:14Z Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, World Health Organization says. China halts work by team on gene-edited babies 2018-12-06T21:38:02Z 2018-11-29T05:36:35Z 2018-12-06T21:38:02Z A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.
From Barron to casserole, first lady opens up on White House 2018-12-06T19:58:23Z 2018-11-28T16:16:31Z 2018-12-06T19:58:22Z First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the 'worst drug crisis in American history'. South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling: MSF 2018-12-06T19:58:14Z 2018-11-28T10:56:28Z 2018-12-06T19:58:14Z South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling and often don't get it, MSF report says.
Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis 2018-12-06T19:58:05Z 2018-11-28T22:16:29Z 2018-12-06T19:58:05Z Study shows the youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than oldest. Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says 2018-12-06T19:06:53Z 2018-11-23T11:53:38Z 2018-12-06T19:06:43Z Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies and children, World Health Organization says.
Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret 2018-12-06T19:06:44Z 2018-11-27T19:26:25Z 2018-12-06T19:06:35Z Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret.
Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy 2018-11-30T22:10:54Z 2018-11-29T05:26:52Z 2018-11-30T22:10:54Z Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up US deaths last year and pushed down life expectancy.
Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases 2018-11-30T15:20:33Z 2018-11-29T04:06:37Z 2018-11-30T15:20:33Z A federal judicial panel is considering whether babies born in opioid withdrawal should have their lawsuits separated from hundreds of other cases against the drug industry.
Trump to sign bill extending HIV/AIDS program, Pence says 2018-11-30T14:00:50Z 2018-11-29T19:16:12Z 2018-11-30T14:00:50Z Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump will soon sign legislation reauthorizing a 15-year-old HIV/AIDS program that has helped millions in Africa. California court reverses ruling against assisted suicide 2018-11-30T11:59:47Z 2018-11-28T18:56:22Z 2018-11-30T11:59:46Z A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional.
Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials 2018-11-30T05:59:29Z 2018-11-27T22:06:02Z 2018-11-30T05:59:29Z A scientist who claimed he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by Chinese government bodies and by his own university.
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