US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried 2018-06-19T10:42:27Z 2018-06-19T06:20:32Z 2018-06-19T10:42:27Z Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant. Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem 2018-06-19T10:23:26Z 2018-06-18T09:19:59Z 2018-06-19T10:23:22Z The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players. Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom 2018-06-19T10:22:10Z 2018-06-18T20:20:36Z 2018-06-19T10:21:16Z New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom.
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up 2018-06-19T10:13:08Z 2018-06-19T05:10:51Z 2018-06-19T10:13:04Z Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.
UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service 2018-06-19T07:23:11Z 2018-06-17T11:19:33Z 2018-06-19T07:22:45Z British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service. GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions 2018-06-19T07:23:07Z 2018-06-18T20:20:35Z 2018-06-19T07:22:42Z A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions. NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems 2018-06-19T07:23:01Z 2018-06-15T17:18:49Z 2018-06-19T07:22:32Z 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. Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws 2018-06-19T07:22:57Z 2018-06-18T10:20:01Z 2018-06-19T07:22:30Z British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures.
Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend 2018-06-19T07:22:54Z 2018-06-18T15:50:37Z 2018-06-19T07:22:28Z British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union. Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's 2018-06-19T07:22:49Z 2018-06-18T15:40:07Z 2018-06-19T07:22:23Z Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law 2018-06-19T05:12:24Z 2018-06-16T02:48:53Z 2018-06-19T05:12:15Z A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension 2018-06-18T22:11:02Z 2018-06-15T17:18:48Z 2018-06-18T22:10:49Z 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.
California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma 2018-06-18T20:23:27Z 2018-06-16T05:38:53Z 2018-06-18T20:22:28Z 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.
Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes 2018-06-18T17:33:07Z 2018-06-16T14:58:57Z 2018-06-18T17:32:58Z Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them.
New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar 2018-06-18T16:03:23Z 2018-06-15T10:28:15Z 2018-06-18T16:03:23Z 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.
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud 2018-06-18T15:26:37Z 2018-06-15T22:38:32Z 2018-06-18T15:26:11Z Federal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges. Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots' 2018-06-18T15:02:29Z 2018-06-15T14:08:16Z 2018-06-18T15:01:56Z Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.
Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana 2018-06-18T09:53:03Z 2018-06-17T11:09:26Z 2018-06-18T09:52:20Z 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. Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme 2018-06-17T11:10:35Z 2018-06-15T22:18:29Z 2018-06-17T11:10:34Z 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. UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil 2018-06-17T10:01:04Z 2018-06-16T09:48:46Z 2018-06-17T10:00:58Z 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.
Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk 2018-06-16T12:31:26Z 2018-06-14T18:07:51Z 2018-06-16T12:31:20Z Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk. FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone 2018-06-16T08:01:09Z 2018-06-14T22:58:00Z 2018-06-16T08:01:09Z U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction. California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk 2018-06-16T04:51:51Z 2018-06-15T23:40:02Z 2018-06-16T04:51:51Z California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.
Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis 2018-06-16T00:42:06Z 2018-06-15T04:28:07Z 2018-06-16T00:42:06Z 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.
US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks' 2018-06-15T22:42:23Z 2018-06-14T19:48:02Z 2018-06-15T22:42:23Z 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.
Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes 2018-06-15T22:21:38Z 2018-06-13T21:10:53Z 2018-06-15T22:20:59Z 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.
UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages 2018-06-15T22:11:50Z 2018-06-14T11:57:43Z 2018-06-15T22:11:43Z Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service.
How do you count deaths from a hurricane? 2018-06-15T17:22:34Z 2018-06-12T22:37:07Z 2018-06-15T17:21:29Z Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths. Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines 2018-06-15T16:53:18Z 2018-06-15T16:30:58Z 2018-06-15T16:53:10Z Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries. Ivana Trump promotes Italian weight-loss diet system 2018-06-15T15:49:30Z 2018-06-13T23:07:19Z 2018-06-15T15:49:26Z 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. Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence 2018-06-15T10:30:50Z 2018-06-12T19:15:16Z 2018-06-15T10:30:33Z The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis. House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse 2018-06-15T04:42:05Z 2018-06-12T16:45:16Z 2018-06-15T04:41:06Z The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse.
Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths 2018-06-15T00:50:17Z 2018-06-12T21:46:23Z 2018-06-15T00:50:16Z Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry. Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis 2018-06-14T21:30:15Z 2018-06-12T16:05:39Z 2018-06-14T21:30:10Z 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.
Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife 2018-06-14T19:41:51Z 2018-06-08T21:51:42Z 2018-06-14T19:41:51Z The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend _ rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.
Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children 2018-06-14T13:09:54Z 2018-06-08T16:21:50Z 2018-06-14T13:09:47Z Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say. Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest 2018-06-14T09:28:28Z 2018-06-09T19:32:04Z 2018-06-14T09:28:26Z Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal 2018-06-13T22:10:19Z 2018-06-08T19:41:33Z 2018-06-13T22:10:19Z President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.
Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month 2018-06-13T06:20:39Z 2018-06-08T12:51:20Z 2018-06-13T06:19:23Z President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment. Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides 2018-06-12T22:41:06Z 2018-06-07T17:41:22Z 2018-06-12T22:41:06Z New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016. US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases 2018-06-12T21:49:55Z 2018-06-08T18:41:36Z 2018-06-12T21:49:37Z 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.
Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP 2018-06-12T17:46:46Z 2018-06-09T04:41:51Z 2018-06-12T17:46:44Z GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions. Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law 2018-06-12T16:47:04Z 2018-06-08T20:31:32Z 2018-06-12T16:46:57Z A federal judge is considering a request to again block an Arkansas law that critics say effectively bans abortion pills. Correction: Congo-Ebola story 2018-06-12T11:56:19Z 2018-06-08T10:01:14Z 2018-06-12T11:55:49Z Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month. Study says vaping by kids isn't up, but some are skeptical 2018-06-09T12:42:27Z 2018-06-07T17:11:00Z 2018-06-09T12:42:28Z 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.
GOP risks fallout from Justice Department move on health law 2018-06-09T04:32:34Z 2018-06-08T07:21:11Z 2018-06-09T04:32:33Z The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
Lawsuit: Washington jail must provide addiction treatment 2018-06-08T21:12:24Z 2018-06-08T00:00:58Z 2018-06-08T21:12:20Z 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. Superbug infections rising among injection drug users 2018-06-08T20:24:09Z 2018-06-07T17:11:08Z 2018-06-08T20:23:48Z One type of superbug bacteria is increasingly spreading among people who inject drugs. White House launches anti-opioid ad campaign aimed at youth 2018-06-08T20:23:59Z 2018-06-07T14:40:51Z 2018-06-08T20:23:42Z 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. Medicaid work requirement bill sent to Michigan governor 2018-06-08T18:04:33Z 2018-06-07T17:51:11Z 2018-06-08T18:04:02Z 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.
Water alert re-issued for Oregon capital area 2018-06-08T13:42:21Z 2018-06-06T22:50:21Z 2018-06-08T13:42:19Z 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. Trump signs bill to expand private care at troubled VA 2018-06-08T11:53:35Z 2018-06-06T15:30:30Z 2018-06-08T11:53:34Z 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.
US Embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issue 2018-06-08T10:01:27Z 2018-06-08T03:42:31Z 2018-06-08T10:01:21Z The U.S. Embassy in China has sent the second alert in two weeks to its citizens over unexplained health issues that have prompted the evacuations of a number of U.S. government employees working at a consulate in a southern city. Trustees report warns Medicare finances worsening 2018-06-08T09:41:29Z 2018-06-05T18:19:41Z 2018-06-08T09:41:29Z Trustees warn that Social Security and Medicare's financial problems can't be ignored forever. Justice Department says heart of health law unconstitutional 2018-06-08T07:13:38Z 2018-06-08T01:51:00Z 2018-06-08T07:13:38Z The Trump administration says in a new court filing that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act.
US screens more staff in China over mystery health issues 2018-06-08T03:23:18Z 2018-06-07T07:00:35Z 2018-06-08T03:23:12Z A U.S. medical team is screening more Americans in southern China as the State Department confirmed evacuating government workers who experienced unexplained health issues like those that have hurt U.S. personnel in Cuba. Transgender librarian files suit over Alaska health policy 2018-06-07T20:42:23Z 2018-06-05T20:30:08Z 2018-06-07T20:42:14Z A transgender woman is suing the state of Alaska, saying she has been denied coverage for medically necessary surgical treatment. Revised Medicaid work requirement bill moves in Michigan 2018-06-07T17:54:19Z 2018-06-06T21:50:59Z 2018-06-07T17:53:34Z A revised Medicaid work requirement bill is advancing in Michigan's Legislature.
Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study 2018-06-07T17:32:03Z 2018-06-04T16:08:55Z 2018-06-07T17:32:03Z 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.
Study finds rare gain for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer 2018-06-07T17:13:54Z 2018-06-04T11:48:47Z 2018-06-07T17:13:49Z A new study found that patients with pancreatic cancer that hadn't spread lived substantially longer on a four-drug combo than on a standard chemotherapy drug. Detroit-area couple in court over control of frozen embryos 2018-06-07T16:12:22Z 2018-06-05T17:10:31Z 2018-06-07T16:12:17Z 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. APNewsBreak: Long waits under VA's private health program 2018-06-07T12:43:57Z 2018-06-04T17:39:29Z 2018-06-07T12:43:48Z 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.
Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds 2018-06-07T02:32:52Z 2018-06-03T11:38:29Z 2018-06-07T02:32:49Z 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. UK says it won't impose abortion reform on Northern Ireland 2018-06-06T22:43:10Z 2018-06-05T15:23:37Z 2018-06-06T22:42:36Z A British government minister says she wants reform of Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, but won't impose change from London.
Feds: Skimping can't save seniors from rising med cost 2018-06-06T20:21:24Z 2018-06-04T05:08:37Z 2018-06-06T20:21:18Z APNewsBreak: Government report finds seniors scrimp on brand-name drugs but have to spend more anyway.
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak 2018-06-06T14:53:17Z 2018-06-01T15:37:18Z 2018-06-06T14:53:13Z Health officials say four more deaths have been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak, bringing the total to five. Danes seek to limit male circumcision to those 18 and over 2018-06-05T23:22:00Z 2018-06-02T15:07:37Z 2018-06-05T23:21:54Z 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. US blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks 2018-06-05T17:21:22Z 2018-06-01T11:30:05Z 2018-06-05T17:21:19Z UN health agency backs away from its call to tax sugary drinks, to criticism from experts. Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research 2018-06-05T17:21:07Z 2018-06-01T18:19:28Z 2018-06-05T17:21:01Z Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease. Another doctor sentenced in medical lab bribery scheme 2018-06-05T12:52:31Z 2018-05-31T18:36:57Z 2018-06-05T12:52:28Z 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.
Oregon looks into price gouging as city faces tainted water 2018-06-05T08:42:37Z 2018-05-31T23:08:29Z 2018-06-05T08:42:35Z 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.
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