Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade 2019-04-20T06:22:35Z 2019-04-19T15:21:15Z 2019-04-20T06:22:36Z US flu season drags on, becoming the longest in recent history.
How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules 2019-04-20T06:21:59Z 2019-04-19T14:41:11Z 2019-04-20T06:21:59Z President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push: Officials are preparing to get rid of decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. Attackers kill doctor at hospital in Congo's Ebola epicenter 2019-04-20T00:40:58Z 2019-04-19T16:11:13Z 2019-04-20T00:42:13Z 1 dead, some injured after attack on hospital at center of Ebola outbreak, UN says. Kansas to let Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules 2019-04-19T22:42:21Z 2019-04-19T20:01:21Z 2019-04-19T22:42:15Z Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act.
McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco 2019-04-19T22:42:19Z 2019-04-18T16:11:36Z 2019-04-19T22:42:14Z Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally. FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug 2019-04-19T22:42:14Z 2019-04-19T19:31:18Z 2019-04-19T22:42:13Z US regulators have approved the 1st generic nasal spray version of the overdose reversing drug Narcan. Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze 2019-04-19T22:42:12Z 2019-04-18T18:01:15Z 2019-04-19T22:42:11Z Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic 2019-04-19T22:42:11Z 2019-04-18T19:31:16Z 2019-04-19T22:42:10Z U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40%.
US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship 2019-04-19T22:42:10Z 2019-04-19T19:51:18Z 2019-04-19T22:42:09Z Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state they live in, can be denied from citizenship because the drug is still outlawed by federal law.
Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk 2019-04-19T22:41:24Z 2019-04-18T15:11:10Z 2019-04-19T22:42:14Z Scientists say a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate.
Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit 2019-04-19T19:52:40Z 2019-04-18T16:51:13Z 2019-04-19T19:52:23Z Washington is poised to become the first state to establish a program creating a benefit to help offset long-term care.
Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites 2019-04-19T19:30:45Z 2019-04-17T22:11:23Z 2019-04-19T19:32:34Z Alaska health and wildlife officials are taking steps to track undesirable parasites showing up in the state.
Legionnaires' disease found in adjacent California prisons 2019-04-19T18:32:36Z 2019-04-18T01:31:28Z 2019-04-19T18:32:21Z Officials say tests show Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison.
Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease 2019-04-19T16:01:22Z 2019-04-17T21:11:23Z 2019-04-19T16:01:56Z Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies, HIV. Stanford clears faculty members in gene-edited baby inquiry 2019-04-19T14:52:22Z 2019-04-17T14:21:11Z 2019-04-19T14:52:02Z Stanford University has cleared three faculty members of any wrongdoing in dealings with a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies. 60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown 2019-04-18T23:22:50Z 2019-04-17T15:31:25Z 2019-04-18T23:22:53Z Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs. Supreme Court asked to void Louisiana abortion clinic law 2019-04-18T21:42:56Z 2019-04-17T15:31:31Z 2019-04-18T21:42:54Z A Louisiana abortion clinic is asking the Supreme Court to strike down regulations that could leave the state with just one clinic. 71-year-old heart study gets $38M grant for another 6 years 2019-04-18T20:53:22Z 2019-04-17T15:51:15Z 2019-04-18T20:53:32Z The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging. Doctor's dosing prompts a look at more hospital regulation 2019-04-18T16:13:15Z 2019-04-17T17:21:21Z 2019-04-18T16:13:18Z State officials are considering how Ohio might increase regulation of hospitals following allegations that a doctor ordered potentially fatal doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who then died. US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women 2019-04-18T15:12:26Z 2019-04-16T17:41:34Z 2019-04-18T15:12:09Z US orders two companies to stop selling pelvic mesh long tied to injuries in women.
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS 2019-04-18T15:02:45Z 2019-04-17T09:51:04Z 2019-04-18T15:02:34Z The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct problems at the agency.
AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe 2019-04-18T05:51:52Z 2019-04-15T10:11:04Z 2019-04-18T05:53:06Z AP Exclusive: The U.N. AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower.
Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit 2019-04-17T22:13:28Z 2019-04-16T14:31:20Z 2019-04-17T22:13:15Z President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will address the opioid crisis at a summit in Atlanta. CVS fined $535K for filling forged Percocet prescriptions 2019-04-17T21:53:06Z 2019-04-16T15:41:20Z 2019-04-17T21:52:42Z Drugstore chain CVS Health has agreed to pay a $535,000 penalty to resolve federal allegations that it filled 39 prescriptions for narcotic medications that its pharmacists knew were forged.
Correction: CBD Goes Mainstream story 2019-04-17T21:23:13Z 2019-04-15T05:51:33Z 2019-04-17T21:24:37Z Retailers are taking advantage of the booming CBD industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain murky. North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage 2019-04-17T21:00:32Z 2019-04-16T22:41:25Z 2019-04-17T21:02:48Z North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion. Trauma for cops after school shootings is largely unstudied 2019-04-17T17:40:37Z 2019-04-17T05:51:37Z 2019-04-17T17:42:58Z Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers.
Senior's weakness for scams may be warning sign of dementia 2019-04-17T15:50:43Z 2019-04-15T21:11:44Z 2019-04-17T15:52:49Z Researchers: Seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
US measles count up to 555, with most new cases in New York 2019-04-17T15:02:44Z 2019-04-15T15:41:15Z 2019-04-17T15:02:36Z US measles cases have surged again, and at this pace will set a record for most illnesses in 25 years.
Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease 2019-04-17T14:52:00Z 2019-04-15T00:11:26Z 2019-04-17T14:52:45Z A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease. Congo's leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths 2019-04-17T11:20:56Z 2019-04-16T18:01:18Z 2019-04-17T11:21:42Z Congo's president wants deadly Ebola outbreak contained within 3 months; over 800 killed. Baby boy receiving treatment after he was born without skin 2019-04-17T06:02:02Z 2019-04-17T01:21:26Z 2019-04-17T06:02:04Z A baby boy is receiving specialized hospital care three months after he was born without skin.
Dutch fertility doctor may have more than 49 children 2019-04-17T01:32:42Z 2019-04-15T14:51:11Z 2019-04-17T01:32:24Z A Dutch fertility doctor who used his own sperm to father 49 children, without telling their mothers he was the donor, may have fathered even more children.
Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire 2019-04-16T23:01:10Z 2019-04-15T17:01:16Z 2019-04-16T23:01:52Z Nebraska's conservative lawmakers are again expected to reject a measure calling for highly regulated medical marijuana, but that likely won't end of the issue. Bill to outlaw most abortions in Alabama to get hearing 2019-04-16T15:42:51Z 2019-04-15T23:41:24Z 2019-04-16T15:42:47Z Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing on a bill before a House committee that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call one of the most extremely anti-abortion proposals in the country. North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill clears Senate 2019-04-16T14:32:19Z 2019-04-16T01:21:27Z 2019-04-16T14:31:57Z A bill requiring health care practitioners to care for children born alive in a failed late-term abortion has cleared the North Carolina Senate. UN says Congo's Ebola outbreak not yet a global emergency 2019-04-16T13:22:29Z 2019-04-12T11:51:06Z 2019-04-16T13:22:28Z Congo's Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency as new case rate unprecedented.
AP Explains: Why 2nd-worst Ebola outbreak is growing concern 2019-04-15T23:41:07Z 2019-04-13T11:41:06Z 2019-04-15T23:42:16Z AP Explains: Why the 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is a growing concern.
Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak 2019-04-15T21:31:25Z 2019-04-12T20:11:29Z 2019-04-15T21:32:39Z Officials say ground beef is likely cause of food poisoning outbreak in 6 states.
Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in tot ER visits 2019-04-15T21:23:04Z 2019-04-12T05:01:35Z 2019-04-15T21:23:01Z Toys, coins and batteries are among objects that increasing numbers of U.S. children are swallowing, often requiring emergency treatment to remove.
NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier 2019-04-15T19:18:56Z 2019-04-11T18:11:22Z 2019-04-15T19:22:01Z Unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel.
Medical association blasts military's transgender policy 2019-04-15T14:52:11Z 2019-04-11T17:51:15Z 2019-04-15T14:52:00Z American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency'. New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds 2019-04-15T14:10:52Z 2019-04-12T19:21:20Z 2019-04-15T14:11:53Z Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation permitting terminally ill patients in New Jersey to seek life-ending medication.
Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths 2019-04-15T06:20:45Z 2019-04-11T17:21:14Z 2019-04-15T06:22:16Z US health officials say overdose deaths involving an herbal supplement are more common than previously reported.
Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes 2019-04-15T02:41:37Z 2019-04-10T21:11:24Z 2019-04-15T02:41:34Z Experimental brain scans show promise as a way to check living athletes for signs of a degenerative brain disease linked to frequent head blows. South Korean court orders easing of decades-old abortion ban 2019-04-14T14:02:17Z 2019-04-11T06:21:42Z 2019-04-14T14:02:02Z South Korea's Constitutional Court has ruled that a decades-long ban on abortions is incompatible with the constitution, setting up a likely easing of restrictions. Woman lived to 99 with most organs on wrong side of body 2019-04-14T00:12:00Z 2019-04-09T22:41:24Z 2019-04-14T00:11:51Z A woman in Oregon lived to age 99 with all her internal organs except or her heart on the wrong side. UN population fund chief laments US funding cut 2019-04-13T09:41:38Z 2019-04-10T10:41:05Z 2019-04-13T09:41:35Z The head the U.N. population agency says she regrets the U.S. government's decision to cut funding for programs that help ensure safe pregnancies worldwide.
Top Senate Dem stops short of embracing 'Medicare for All' 2019-04-12T19:42:11Z 2019-04-11T19:01:18Z 2019-04-12T19:42:08Z The Senate's top Democrat has stopped short of fully endorsing Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan. Trump administration appeals on Medicaid work requirements 2019-04-12T19:12:28Z 2019-04-10T21:11:23Z 2019-04-12T19:12:21Z Trump administration appeals court ruling that blocked Medicaid work requirements. Anti-opioid addiction drug maker charged with fraud 2019-04-12T11:32:16Z 2019-04-10T15:31:15Z 2019-04-12T11:31:47Z Federal prosecutors in Virginia say the company that makes a Suboxone strips to curb opioid addiction has been lying for years about the relative safety of its product.
Sanders relaunches 'Medicare for All' with Dems divided 2019-04-11T23:41:20Z 2019-04-10T04:31:36Z 2019-04-11T23:42:21Z Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan, shaking up the 2020 presidential campaign by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance.
Lawyer: Challenge to NYC's vaccination order in the works 2019-04-11T18:12:44Z 2019-04-10T18:41:24Z 2019-04-11T18:12:23Z A civil rights attorney says opponents are planning a lawsuit this week over New York City's order requiring everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles.
The Latest: Sanders reintroduces 'Medicare for All' proposal 2019-04-11T18:02:56Z 2019-04-10T15:01:15Z 2019-04-11T18:02:51Z As Sen. Bernie Sanders reintroduces his "Medicare for All" legislation to create a government-run health insurance plan, one co-sponsor from the last time won't be with him. July hearing expected in Obama health care law case 2019-04-11T17:18:00Z 2019-04-10T17:11:26Z 2019-04-11T17:21:44Z A federal appeals court in New Orleans says it will hear arguments this summer on a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn former President Barack Obama's health insurance law.
States pushing near-bans on abortion, targeting Roe v. Wade 2019-04-11T14:41:51Z 2019-04-10T04:11:42Z 2019-04-11T14:42:42Z Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.
Principal who went into coma after bone marrow donation dies 2019-04-11T10:42:27Z 2019-04-10T21:11:21Z 2019-04-11T10:42:27Z A New Jersey high school principal who went into a coma after he donated bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died. Heated debate over high drug costs returns to Capitol Hill 2019-04-10T21:32:52Z 2019-04-09T14:41:16Z 2019-04-10T21:32:44Z Pharmacy benefit managers are taking their turn in the Capitol Hill spotlight on prescription drug prices. US warns docs not to abruptly halt opioid pain treatment 2019-04-10T21:13:19Z 2019-04-09T21:41:25Z 2019-04-10T21:12:37Z FDA warns doctors about risks of abruptly halting opioid prescribing to patients dependent on powerful drugs.
How NYC plans to enforce unusual measles vaccination order 2019-04-10T20:02:26Z 2019-04-10T05:11:47Z 2019-04-10T20:04:19Z In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles; now the question is enforcing the demand.
Feds charge 2 dozen in billion dollar Medicare brace scam 2019-04-10T18:33:06Z 2019-04-09T16:21:14Z 2019-04-10T18:32:29Z Federal authorities say they've busted a $1.2 billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopedic braces via foreign call centers. How measles is making a return in New York and elsewhere 2019-04-10T15:02:32Z 2019-04-09T23:41:29Z 2019-04-10T15:02:14Z New York City declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered mandatory vaccinations for measles in a part of Brooklyn that is home to a large Orthodox Jewish community.
Telemedicine tied to more antibiotics for kids, study finds 2019-04-10T14:42:23Z 2019-04-08T04:11:33Z 2019-04-10T14:42:10Z A new study finds coughing kids seen via telemedicine visits are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than children who went to a doctor's office or clinic.
London taxes older vehicles in bid to fight air pollution 2019-04-10T10:20:57Z 2019-04-08T14:01:10Z 2019-04-10T10:21:51Z In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world's toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the center of the British capital.
Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims 2019-04-10T09:52:26Z 2019-04-05T18:21:19Z 2019-04-10T09:51:49Z Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain bad information about vaccines. NYC orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak 2019-04-10T04:34:12Z 2019-04-09T15:11:14Z 2019-04-10T04:34:08Z New York City has declared a health emergency over a measles outbreak and ordered mandatory vaccinations for people who may have been exposed to the virus. Arizona woman charged with killing 2 autistic grandchildren 2019-04-10T04:32:00Z 2019-04-08T22:51:21Z 2019-04-10T04:32:51Z Court documents show a Tucson woman told authorities she shot her twin autistic grandsons before she tried kill herself. Opioids advocate now working with plaintiffs in lawsuits 2019-04-10T02:33:16Z 2019-04-08T22:11:23Z 2019-04-10T02:32:23Z A doctor who spent decades promoting a broader use of prescription painkillers is now helping state and local governments that are suing the drug industry over the toll of the opioid crisis. Hospital apologizes to women who were secretly filmed 2019-04-09T23:32:45Z 2019-04-06T23:21:22Z 2019-04-09T23:32:30Z A Southern California hospital has issued an apology to the women who claimed they were secretly filmed during gynecological surgeries.
US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids 2019-04-09T22:40:49Z 2019-04-08T17:41:25Z 2019-04-09T22:41:45Z U.S. measles cases are continuing to jump, and most of the reported illnesses are in children.
Film explores rural health care amid poverty, opioid crisis 2019-04-09T15:40:59Z 2019-04-07T15:21:11Z 2019-04-09T15:42:02Z A new documentary explores the world of rural health care workers amid poverty and a persistent opioid crisis. Yeshiva schools must exclude unvaccinated amid measles surge 2019-04-09T14:42:12Z 2019-04-08T22:51:21Z 2019-04-09T14:42:00Z The New York City Health Department has ordered all Orthodox Jewish schools in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to exclude non-vaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak.
Study challenges health benefits of moderate drinking 2019-04-09T00:31:59Z 2019-04-04T23:01:27Z 2019-04-09T00:31:48Z Latest study challenges the idea that moderate drinking could actually be good for you. Explorer to trace flow of plastics down 10 rivers into seas 2019-04-08T22:51:09Z 2019-04-04T16:01:15Z 2019-04-08T22:52:16Z Italian explorer Alex Bellini plans to travel down the world's 10 most polluted rivers on make-shift rafts, tracing the routes of most of the plastics that pollute the world's oceans.
People living with incurable cancers urge more research 2019-04-08T22:23:38Z 2019-04-03T21:11:23Z 2019-04-08T22:22:45Z Millions of people are surviving for years with cancers that have spread widely and are considered incurable, and there's a new push for more research on what it's like to live with the disease, not just how to treat it.
Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs 2019-04-08T18:22:14Z 2019-04-03T21:11:26Z 2019-04-08T18:22:04Z A new study suggests doctors can safely transplant lungs or hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors without infecting the recipients.
US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes 2019-04-08T17:11:28Z 2019-04-03T13:21:13Z 2019-04-08T17:12:18Z U.S. health regulators investigate possible seizure risk with electronic cigarettes.
US health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids 2019-04-08T13:49:37Z 2019-04-02T10:11:06Z 2019-04-08T13:51:34Z US officials worry paralyzing illness may grow more common.
CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal? 2019-04-08T00:32:05Z 2019-04-02T15:51:02Z 2019-04-08T00:31:48Z US regulators plan public hearing on CBD as the cannabis compound grows in popularity. GOP tries to push vote on bill on babies surviving abortions 2019-04-07T14:10:19Z 2019-04-02T17:11:17Z 2019-04-07T14:11:40Z Republicans are starting a long-shot drive to force a House vote on a measure that would imprison doctors for five years if they don't try saving the life of infants born during abortion attempts.
Mozambicans line up for cholera vaccines to fight outbreak 2019-04-06T13:01:10Z 2019-04-03T09:51:11Z 2019-04-06T13:01:57Z A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease.
Federal study gives new options for people with rare cancers 2019-04-05T07:31:50Z 2019-04-01T16:31:22Z 2019-04-05T07:32:50Z Study suggests way to tell which patients with rare cancers may benefit from immune system-boosting drugs.
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