US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected 2018-01-21T05:21:32Z 2018-01-19T21:06:06Z 2018-01-21T05:21:23Z Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected. World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease 2018-01-20T13:48:51Z 2018-01-20T09:36:14Z 2018-01-20T13:48:50Z World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad.
Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extension 2018-01-20T11:47:46Z 2018-01-19T15:54:59Z 2018-01-20T11:47:43Z The five biggest conferences in the NCAA have approved a measure requiring their schools to extend medical coverage for two years after student-athletes leave campus. Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass 2018-01-20T11:47:43Z 2018-01-19T14:56:07Z 2018-01-20T11:47:38Z Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco 2018-01-20T11:47:37Z 2018-01-19T11:04:53Z 2018-01-20T11:47:36Z US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers. Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer 2018-01-20T11:47:29Z 2018-01-19T18:55:03Z 2018-01-20T11:47:26Z Letter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees. China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families 2018-01-20T11:47:27Z 2018-01-19T06:24:50Z 2018-01-20T11:47:23Z The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way' 2018-01-20T11:47:25Z 2018-01-19T16:24:59Z 2018-01-20T11:47:18Z Trump administration spells out plans to protect medical providers who refuse to carry out procedures such as abortions on moral or religious grounds. The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life 2018-01-20T11:47:23Z 2018-01-19T16:37:00Z 2018-01-20T11:47:15Z President Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden.
Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results 2018-01-20T11:47:16Z 2018-01-18T22:54:28Z 2018-01-20T11:47:13Z Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage. Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown 2018-01-20T03:18:25Z 2018-01-18T18:04:36Z 2018-01-20T03:18:25Z NIH's Fauci says government shutdown would be disruptive for research.
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic 2018-01-19T19:50:53Z 2018-01-18T20:54:43Z 2018-01-19T19:50:52Z Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too. Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis 2018-01-19T18:56:17Z 2018-01-18T17:14:16Z 2018-01-19T18:56:16Z State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis.
Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown 2018-01-19T16:27:13Z 2018-01-19T03:56:26Z 2018-01-19T16:27:05Z Mother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown. New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors 2018-01-19T15:57:13Z 2018-01-18T15:26:20Z 2018-01-19T15:56:57Z Trump administration creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs 2018-01-19T15:08:06Z 2018-01-18T18:54:46Z 2018-01-19T15:08:04Z Several not-for-profit hospital groups will address drug shortages and high prices by creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize 2018-01-19T11:08:36Z 2018-01-18T22:06:55Z 2018-01-19T11:08:31Z Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force. Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceed 2018-01-19T09:36:22Z 2018-01-18T13:24:16Z 2018-01-19T09:36:21Z A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case.
Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rights 2018-01-19T05:37:09Z 2018-01-17T18:33:44Z 2018-01-19T05:37:08Z Polish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law. Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirements 2018-01-18T23:57:39Z 2018-01-18T16:06:43Z 2018-01-18T23:57:36Z Democratic senators are questioning the legality of the Trump administration's new policy letting states make low-income adults work to get Medicaid coverage.
Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel 2018-01-18T22:38:12Z 2018-01-17T05:23:22Z 2018-01-18T22:38:08Z Walmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel.
Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold 2018-01-18T21:56:21Z 2018-01-17T16:14:00Z 2018-01-18T21:56:19Z A prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'.
What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyone 2018-01-18T17:56:52Z 2018-01-17T22:33:53Z 2018-01-18T17:56:43Z Cognitive tests give doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions. Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F 2018-01-18T16:47:44Z 2018-01-16T13:23:37Z 2018-01-18T16:47:35Z Authorities in the Russian region of Yakutia where temperatures have dropped to record lows are not reporting any disruptions of heating or crucial supplies.
WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever 2018-01-18T16:06:42Z 2018-01-16T20:33:48Z 2018-01-18T16:06:42Z World Health Organization includes all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever, recommending all foreign visitors be vaccinated as Brazil prepares for Carnival. Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scare 2018-01-18T14:37:15Z 2018-01-17T10:03:28Z 2018-01-18T14:37:13Z French authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare. CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images 2018-01-18T06:07:47Z 2018-01-15T15:43:00Z 2018-01-18T06:07:45Z CVS Pharmacy promises to end touch ups up its beauty images in its marketing campaigns.
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic 2018-01-17T23:06:56Z 2018-01-17T11:13:43Z 2018-01-17T23:06:56Z Scientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too. Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died 2018-01-17T20:57:17Z 2018-01-16T00:03:19Z 2018-01-17T20:57:13Z Authorities: Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 in killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died.
Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province 2018-01-17T19:06:32Z 2018-01-16T10:43:44Z 2018-01-17T19:06:22Z Pakistani health official says special anti-polio drive launched in eastern Punjab province. Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia's Papua 2018-01-17T17:46:43Z 2018-01-16T10:43:42Z 2018-01-17T17:46:29Z An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Indonesia's easternmost Papua province.
Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states 2018-01-17T14:57:05Z 2018-01-13T16:01:52Z 2018-01-17T14:57:04Z Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it.
Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height? 2018-01-17T10:03:58Z 2018-01-12T17:41:44Z 2018-01-17T10:03:52Z Flu is blanketing the US, but officials think it may decline soon.
Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries 2018-01-17T05:26:23Z 2018-01-14T14:12:22Z 2018-01-17T05:26:22Z The head of French dairy giant Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products due to a salmonella scare has been enlarged to 83 countries, far more than the previous recall in some 30 nations. US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer 2018-01-16T21:05:05Z 2018-01-12T18:41:18Z 2018-01-16T21:05:03Z U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at breast cancer patients who have an inherited mutation in the BRCA gene.
Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke 2018-01-16T19:56:16Z 2018-01-11T05:41:38Z 2018-01-16T19:56:16Z Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement 2018-01-16T10:45:43Z 2018-01-12T18:21:22Z 2018-01-16T10:45:40Z Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage.
Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor 2018-01-16T00:55:34Z 2018-01-13T06:01:55Z 2018-01-16T00:55:29Z President Donald Trump's White House doctor is declaring him in 'excellent health' after his first medical checkup as president. 'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers 2018-01-15T22:16:33Z 2018-01-12T14:01:12Z 2018-01-15T22:16:26Z A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service. NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city 2018-01-14T14:13:10Z 2018-01-11T02:50:14Z 2018-01-14T14:13:07Z New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. Court: Yes, there is doctor-patient confidentiality 2018-01-14T10:54:01Z 2018-01-11T17:40:47Z 2018-01-14T10:53:57Z The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled on an issue that most people may think was already settled, saying doctors have a duty to keep patients' medical records confidential and can be sued if they don't.
White House doctor: Trump in 'excellent health' 2018-01-13T06:05:15Z 2018-01-12T07:11:14Z 2018-01-13T06:05:14Z President Donald Trump will be the patient himself, not the commander in chief comforting them, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital this week. Hospital CEO apologizes for discharge of patient in gown 2018-01-13T06:03:22Z 2018-01-12T01:30:53Z 2018-01-13T06:03:14Z The chief executive of a Baltimore hospital has apologized after a woman was discharged, wearing only a gown and socks, at a bus stop at night.
The Latest: Doctor says Trump 'is in excellent health' 2018-01-13T06:03:06Z 2018-01-12T18:42:53Z 2018-01-13T06:03:03Z Donald Trump is sitting for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed, undergoing a physical exam amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he's mentally unfit. 1st trial date set in state lawsuit over opioid epidemic 2018-01-12T23:32:51Z 2018-01-12T21:11:19Z 2018-01-12T23:31:41Z The first trial date has been set for a lawsuit by a state against pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. Illinois to replace vets' plumbing amid Legionnaire's crisis 2018-01-12T19:05:09Z 2018-01-10T19:10:02Z 2018-01-12T19:04:52Z Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state will replace plumbing at a home for military veterans that's been troubled by Legionnaires' disease. Eurovision winner Sobral has successful heart transplant 2018-01-12T18:54:18Z 2018-01-12T13:31:50Z 2018-01-12T18:54:17Z Eurovision Song Contest winner Salvador Sobral has left a Portuguese hospital after a successful heart transplant.
Medicaid recipients to get work requirements 2018-01-12T17:53:33Z 2018-01-12T06:00:58Z 2018-01-12T17:53:30Z Trump's Medicaid work requirement rewrites health care rules for "able-bodied" poor. Zambia to vaccinate 1 million against cholera amid outbreak 2018-01-12T16:04:34Z 2018-01-11T08:20:32Z 2018-01-12T16:04:15Z Zambia to vaccinate 1 million in its capital against cholera amid deadly outbreak.
IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu 2018-01-12T07:14:18Z 2018-01-09T16:59:23Z 2018-01-12T07:14:18Z IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu. Trump work requirement rewrites health care rules for poor 2018-01-12T06:52:11Z 2018-01-11T11:10:34Z 2018-01-12T06:52:04Z The Trump administration says it's offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements for Medicaid recipients, and that's a major policy shift toward low-income people. Judge urges action on '100 percent manmade' opioid crisis 2018-01-12T06:12:09Z 2018-01-09T16:39:56Z 2018-01-12T06:11:14Z A federal judge has likened the nation's opioid epidemic to the deadly 1918 flu pandemic while noting the drug crisis is "100 percent manmade.". Hospital investigating discharge of patient in hospital gown 2018-01-11T22:23:49Z 2018-01-10T23:23:22Z 2018-01-11T22:23:38Z The University of Maryland Medical Center is investigating how a woman was discharged from its midtown hospital to a bus stop at night, wearing only a hospital gown.
Trump faces presidential fitness test amid raised concerns 2018-01-11T16:54:46Z 2018-01-09T21:20:17Z 2018-01-11T16:54:36Z Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam as questions swirl about his health and fitness. Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego 2018-01-11T08:23:35Z 2018-01-10T23:40:15Z 2018-01-11T08:23:11Z Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. California examines prison guards' high suicide rate 2018-01-11T07:13:05Z 2018-01-09T16:39:57Z 2018-01-11T07:12:17Z New research is trying to determine why California correction officers have a high suicide rate, and what to do about it.
Trump signs bill to improve opioid screening technology 2018-01-11T04:04:19Z 2018-01-10T23:10:23Z 2018-01-11T04:04:16Z President Donald Trump signs legislation aimed at giving Customs and Border Protection agents screening technology devices to stop the flow of illicit drugs.
Trump health pick wary of government drug price negotiations 2018-01-10T23:32:47Z 2018-01-09T16:59:41Z 2018-01-10T23:31:33Z HHS nominee Azar wary of broad government role in negotiating drug prices.
Democrats move to offense on health care; seek 'big ideas' 2018-01-10T23:13:31Z 2018-01-08T06:38:17Z 2018-01-10T23:12:38Z Democrats shift to offense on health care, set sights on coverage for all.
Portuguese town encourages children to smoke at Epiphany 2018-01-10T22:13:39Z 2018-01-07T18:38:21Z 2018-01-10T22:13:39Z The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encourage their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Correction: Alternative Remedies-Oversight story 2018-01-10T22:01:50Z 2018-01-10T22:00:07Z 2018-01-10T22:01:49Z Correction: Alternative Remedies-Oversight story. Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans 2018-01-10T14:22:05Z 2018-01-09T16:22:52Z 2018-01-10T14:21:57Z President Donald Trump's administration will try to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.
Maryland seeks to turn health care mandate into down payment 2018-01-09T22:52:43Z 2018-01-09T21:50:03Z 2018-01-09T22:51:48Z Maryland lawmakers seek to turn health care mandate into down payment for health insurance. Emory University gets $400 million gift, its largest ever 2018-01-09T20:13:23Z 2018-01-08T19:18:38Z 2018-01-09T20:12:48Z Georgia's Emory University is receiving a $400 million gift _ the largest in the history of the institution _ to find new cures for disease and improve lives. Florida hack exposed files of up to 30,000 Medicaid patients 2018-01-09T18:01:52Z 2018-01-06T00:56:56Z 2018-01-09T18:01:43Z Florida officials say hackers may have accessed personal information and medical records of up to 30,000 Medicaid recipients.
Medical marijuana seen at risk following move by Sessions 2018-01-09T17:03:15Z 2018-01-05T23:06:56Z 2018-01-09T17:03:15Z When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions approved federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers, the vast majority of U.S. states that allow some form of medical marijuana were suddenly place at the risk of a crackdown.
Wife of Russian man slain in US meets vet who got his kidney 2018-01-09T16:22:59Z 2018-01-05T15:46:46Z 2018-01-09T16:22:54Z A Russian man who was shot and killed in drive-by in Pittsburgh street last month donated his organs _ and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney has given an emotional thank-you to the man's widow.
Federal pot policy change sparks confusion, crackdown fears 2018-01-08T19:32:36Z 2018-01-05T08:36:39Z 2018-01-08T19:32:10Z The buzz kill long dreaded in the marijuana industry came just days after California opened what is expected to be the world's largest legal pot market. In new rule, Trump tries to deliver a health care promise 2018-01-08T17:52:05Z 2018-01-04T14:19:29Z 2018-01-08T17:52:05Z The Trump administration is proposing regulations to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K 2018-01-07T18:40:09Z 2018-01-03T13:39:23Z 2018-01-07T18:39:41Z A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, among the most expensive genetic therapies in the world. Study: Young male migrants fuel rise in violence in Germany 2018-01-07T05:18:22Z 2018-01-03T12:48:47Z 2018-01-07T05:18:13Z A study funded by the German government finds that the influx of mostly young, male migrants led to an increase in violent crime.
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