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  • UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

    UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

    Tuesday, August 21 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-08-21 08:48:11 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:54:12 GMT
    A group that represents U.K. hospitals has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations.More >>
    A group that represents U.K. hospitals has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations.More >>
  • Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

    Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-08-17 17:45:53 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-08-21 11:36:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center pose for a group photograph after attending a news conference where they all talked about being pregnant at th...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center pose for a group photograph after attending a news conference where they all talked about being pregnant at th...
    A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.More >>
    A baby boom is brewing at a suburban Arizona hospital where 16 intensive care nurses recently discovered they are all pregnant.More >>
  • The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

    The Latest: EPA to reveal rule changes on coal-fired plants

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:33:48 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:32 GMT
    The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming.More >>
    The Trump administration is set to announce plans to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming.More >>
  • Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

    Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41,000 cases, 37 deaths

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:33 AM EDT2018-08-20 14:33:08 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:30 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.More >>
    The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died.More >>
  • Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

    Trump drug czar nominee visits Connecticut after overdoses

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-08-20 21:18:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:27 GMT
    (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). Jim Carroll, acting deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy speaks at a press conference following a meeting with state and city officials at the Connecticut Mental Health ...(Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). Jim Carroll, acting deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy speaks at a press conference following a meeting with state and city officials at the Connecticut Mental Health ...
    Trump's nominee for drug czar calls Connecticut a national example for addiction treatment.More >>
    Trump's nominee for drug czar calls Connecticut a national example for addiction treatment.More >>
  • Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

    Synthetic pot seen as a public health danger

    Friday, August 17 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:35:47 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:24 GMT
    (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police s...(Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, paramedics and EMT members respond to one of three simultaneous drug overdose victims on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn. Police s...
    What is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?.More >>
    What is synthetic marijuana and why is it so dangerous?.More >>
  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:46:59 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:23 GMT
    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.More >>
    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.More >>
  • Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim

    Ill health forces Dutch Olympian to halt long-distance swim

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:23 AM EDT2018-08-20 11:23:56 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:21 GMT
    In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of his nation, a Dutch Olympian is approaching the end of a marathon swim along the route of an iconic speed skating race.More >>
    In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of his nation, a Dutch Olympian is approaching the end of a marathon swim along the route of an iconic speed skating race.More >>
  • Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

    Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:02 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:02:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). A man twirls a young child on a waterfront park as downtown Seattle disappears in a smoky haze behind, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smok...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). A man twirls a young child on a waterfront park as downtown Seattle disappears in a smoky haze behind, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smok...
    Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region.More >>
    Forecasters and regulators say poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region.More >>
  • Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

    Hard to see, hard to breathe: US West struggles with smoke

    Monday, August 20 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:05:03 GMT
    Tuesday, August 21 2018 6:09 AM EDT2018-08-21 10:09:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The sun is seen through smoky air as it sets Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, behind the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surroundin...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The sun is seen through smoky air as it sets Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, behind the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surroundin...
    Smoke from wildfires has blotted out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delayed flights and forced authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.More >>
    Smoke from wildfires has blotted out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delayed flights and forced authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors.More >>
  • Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

    Annan leaves legacy of fighting for equality and rights

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-18 22:01:09 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:35:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Esther Htusan). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, second left, listens to a Rohingya religious and community leader in the Internally Displaced People's camps during a visit by the R...(AP Photo/Esther Htusan). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2016 file photo, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, second left, listens to a Rohingya religious and community leader in the Internally Displaced People's camps during a visit by the R...
    Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations...More >>
    Kofi Annan left the United Nations more committed to combating poverty, promoting equality and fighting for human rights _ and until his death was speaking out about the turbulent world he saw moving from nations working together to growing nationalism.More >>
  • NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

    NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:05 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:05:26 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:24:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is shown during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn said he's had a spot "removed or checked on" in annual ...(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn is shown during their NFL training camp football practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Quinn said he's had a spot "removed or checked on" in annual ...
    Blocks and screens: NFL players and coaches protecting skin in different ways on every given sun day.More >>
    Blocks and screens: NFL players and coaches protecting skin in different ways on every given sun day.More >>
  • Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:10:13 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-08-20 20:45:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.More >>
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.More >>
  • Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:08:26 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:08:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for anoth...
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.More >>
    US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.More >>
  • 3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

    3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:43:56 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:19:51 GMT
    (Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.(Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute via AP). This undated photo provided by the National Cancer Institute shows Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Albany Medical Center's Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
    Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.More >>
    Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases.More >>
  • Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

    Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

    Monday, August 13 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-08-13 18:24:17 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:03:44 GMT
    New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.More >>
    New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.More >>
  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Monday, August 13 2018 1:37 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:37:53 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:00:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
  • Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

    Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:00:48 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:42:26 GMT
    President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic.More >>
    President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic.More >>
  • Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

    Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:31:59 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-08-17 16:02:36 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins.More >>
    Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins.More >>
  • Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

    Sunday, August 12 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-08-12 15:13:50 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:52:10 GMT
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.More >>
    Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.More >>
  • Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-08-11 06:09:56 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:02:21 GMT
    (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...(Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...
    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.More >>
    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.More >>
  • Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO

    Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO

    Friday, August 10 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-10 17:09:47 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:27:15 GMT
    Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy.More >>
    Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy.More >>
  • Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

    Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

    Saturday, August 11 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-08-11 14:29:11 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:34:44 GMT
    7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing.More >>
    7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing.More >>
  • Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

    Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-08-13 11:01:48 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 21:14:17 GMT
    A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.More >>
    A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.More >>
  • Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination

    Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:16 AM EDT2018-08-10 10:16:05 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:50 AM EDT2018-08-15 12:50:01 GMT
    (Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP). This Aug. 7, 2018, photo shows an entrance at the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday, Aug. 10 to all of Japan’s medical schools asking them for six years of data o...(Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News via AP). This Aug. 7, 2018, photo shows an entrance at the Tokyo Medical University in Tokyo. The Education Ministry sent a questionnaire Friday, Aug. 10 to all of Japan’s medical schools asking them for six years of data o...
    The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade.More >>
    The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade.More >>
  • Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:30:18 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:03:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
  • Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

    Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

    Friday, August 10 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-08-10 04:20:49 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-08-14 01:06:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court has ruled ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal appeals court has ruled ...
    The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.More >>
    The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.More >>
  • GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-08-08 14:04:54 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:29:23 GMT
    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.More >>
    Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.More >>
  • Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

    Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

    Friday, August 10 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:45:47 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:23:44 GMT
    A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.More >>
    A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.More >>
  • Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

    Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:11 PM EDT2018-08-09 18:11:50 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-08-13 15:07:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Sison). FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. In an innovative experiment, doctors prescribed fewer opioids after learning of their patient's ove...(AP Photo/Patrick Sison). FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. In an innovative experiment, doctors prescribed fewer opioids after learning of their patient's ove...
    In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose.More >>
    In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose.More >>
  • Report: Jump in deliveries involving moms hooked on opioids

    Report: Jump in deliveries involving moms hooked on opioids

    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:25:37 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 5:21 AM EDT2018-08-13 09:21:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Sison). FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. On Thursday, Aug,. 9, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number...(AP Photo/Patrick Sison). FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. On Thursday, Aug,. 9, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number...
    Health officials seeing jump in opioid-using pregnant women coming to hospitals.More >>
    Health officials seeing jump in opioid-using pregnant women coming to hospitals.More >>
  • Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

    Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:08:20 GMT
    Monday, August 13 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-08-13 05:38:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). In this Aug. 7, 2018 photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were le...(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). In this Aug. 7, 2018 photo, a doctor performs an ultrasound scan on a pregnant woman at a hospital in Chicago. According to a study released on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, first-time mothers at low risk of complications were le...
    A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some.More >>
    A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some.More >>
  • Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

    Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:11:24 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-08-12 19:22:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - This Jan. 12, 2017 file photo shows gas gathering plant on a hilltop at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon storage facility near the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. A tentative settlement h...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - This Jan. 12, 2017 file photo shows gas gathering plant on a hilltop at the Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon storage facility near the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. A tentative settlement h...
    A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.More >>
    A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.More >>
  • Judge won't bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

    Judge won't bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:17:56 GMT
    Sunday, August 12 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-08-12 11:51:38 GMT
    A judge has turned down a request to bar the public from a wildlife refuge in Colorado that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant.More >>
    A judge has turned down a request to bar the public from a wildlife refuge in Colorado that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant.More >>
  • Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

    Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:57 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:57:39 GMT
    Saturday, August 11 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-08-11 12:19:52 GMT
    Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat.More >>
    Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat.More >>
  • No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

    No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:08:09 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-08-10 22:41:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Robert Stevens). Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk...(AP Photo/Robert Stevens). Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk...
    Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always.More >>
    Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always.More >>
  • Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

    Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:04:30 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-08-10 15:00:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Pro-choice activists gather around a bonfire to keep warm as celebratory fireworks go off in the distance from a gathering of pro-life activists, as they all wait outside Congress for lawmakers to vote on an abortion bill ...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). Pro-choice activists gather around a bonfire to keep warm as celebratory fireworks go off in the distance from a gathering of pro-life activists, as they all wait outside Congress for lawmakers to vote on an abortion bill ...
    Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.More >>
    Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.More >>
  • Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

    Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:00 PM EDT2018-08-09 18:00:14 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 10:37 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:37:18 GMT
    A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of...More >>
    A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains.More >>
  • KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

    KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

    Thursday, August 9 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-08-09 22:39:44 GMT
    Friday, August 10 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-08-10 11:18:16 GMT
    Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi.More >>
    Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi.More >>
  • Famed California research center settles 2 gender bias suits

    Famed California research center settles 2 gender bias suits

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:41:36 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:53:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi,File). FILE - This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows The Salk Institute, above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. outhern California's Salk Institute for Biological Studies has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed ...(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi,File). FILE - This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows The Salk Institute, above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. outhern California's Salk Institute for Biological Studies has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed ...
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Southern California has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed by top female scientists.More >>
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Southern California has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed by top female scientists.More >>
  • Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak

    Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 7:58 AM EDT2018-08-08 11:58:12 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-08-09 21:12:51 GMT
    Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak; regional armed groups a concern.More >>
    Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak; regional armed groups a concern.More >>
  • Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

    Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:04 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:04:20 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-09 19:56:42 GMT
    (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...(Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...
    A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.More >>
    A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.More >>
  • China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

    China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-08-08 04:46:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-08-09 18:16:51 GMT
    China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets.More >>
    China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets.More >>
  • Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

    Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-08-07 17:10:58 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-08-09 16:56:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Michelle Flandez stands in her home with her two-month-old son Inti Perez, who is diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. I...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Michelle Flandez stands in her home with her two-month-old son Inti Perez, who is diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. I...
    Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem.More >>
    Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem.More >>
  • Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

    Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-08-07 13:13:43 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:21:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle. Dental health expe...(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, Philippe Hujoel, a dentist and University of Washington professor, holds a toothbrush and toothpaste as he poses for a photo in an office at the school in Seattle. Dental health expe...
    Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up.More >>
    Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up.More >>
  • Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

    Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:41:30 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:08 AM EDT2018-08-09 06:08:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). A demonstrator in support of decriminalizing abortion shouts outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Following months of increasingly tense debate, lawmakers in Argentina meet in Congress on We...(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko). A demonstrator in support of decriminalizing abortion shouts outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Following months of increasingly tense debate, lawmakers in Argentina meet in Congress on We...
    Argentina's Senate has begun a session to decide on legalizing elective abortions _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.More >>
    Argentina's Senate has begun a session to decide on legalizing elective abortions _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.More >>
  • Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

    Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:07 AM EDT2018-08-07 08:07:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:07 PM EDT2018-08-09 00:07:05 GMT
    A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors.More >>
    A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors.More >>
  • Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

    Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

    Monday, August 6 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-08-06 21:09:47 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:46:48 GMT
    Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list.More >>
    Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list.More >>
  • Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

    Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:55:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-08-08 21:13:46 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents livi...(AP Photo, File). FILE - This July 16, 1945 photo, shows the mushroom cloud of the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents livi...
    The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.More >>
    The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.More >>
  • Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans

    Brazil rushes to thwart measles outbreak from Venezuelans

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:05:49 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:52:23 GMT
    Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis.More >>
    Brazil's health ministry has launched a nationwide vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and poliomyelitis.More >>
  • Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus

    Australian state reports its first case of superbug fungus

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-08-07 07:27:44 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-08-08 19:46:57 GMT
    An Australian state has reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain.More >>
    An Australian state has reported its first case of a superbug in a hospital patient who likely picked up the drug-resistant fungus in Britain.More >>
  • Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

    Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

    Monday, August 6 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-08-06 09:13:27 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:13:55 GMT
    A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated cyber attackers who may be state-linked.More >>
    A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated cyber attackers who may be state-linked.More >>
  • Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

    Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:22 AM EDT2018-08-07 10:22:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-08-08 05:23:54 GMT
    Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola; vaccinations ready later this week.More >>
    Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola; vaccinations ready later this week.More >>
  • Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs

    Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs

    Monday, August 6 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-08-06 12:03:35 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-08-08 01:07:01 GMT
    Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border.More >>
    Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border.More >>
  • Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter's mind

    Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter's mind

    Sunday, August 5 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-08-05 15:46:25 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 20:51:57 GMT
    (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, right, is led out of the courtroom after being formally sentenced in Centennial, Colo., to serve life in prison without p...(RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, right, is led out of the courtroom after being formally sentenced in Centennial, Colo., to serve life in prison without p...
    A psychiatrist who spent hours with mass murderer James Holmes says what led Holmes to open fire in a Colorado movie theater was a vortex of his mental illness, personality and circumstances, along with other,...More >>
    A psychiatrist who spent hours with mass murderer James Holmes says what led Holmes to open fire in a Colorado movie theater was a vortex of his mental illness, personality and circumstances, along with other, unknown currents.More >>
  • 'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

    'Hazardous' smoky air shuts Yosemite in peak tourist season

    Saturday, August 4 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-08-04 17:13:44 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-08-07 15:57:44 GMT
    (Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 image from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam, smoke from wildfires obscures the Ahwahnee Meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley...(Webcam by Yosemite Conservancy via AP). In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 image from a Yosemite Conservancy webcam, smoke from wildfires obscures the Ahwahnee Meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park could reopen its scenic valley...
    Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe.More >>
    Yosemite National Park closes 12 days due to 'hazardous' smoke from California wildfires and will reopen Monday if conditions are safe.More >>
  • Hospital system pays $65M to settle Medicare billing claims

    Hospital system pays $65M to settle Medicare billing claims

    Friday, August 3 2018 8:17 PM EDT2018-08-04 00:17:57 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-08-07 10:24:17 GMT
    One of the nation's largest hospital systems has agreed to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California.More >>
    One of the nation's largest hospital systems has agreed to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California.More >>
  • Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak

    Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in Congo's latest outbreak

    Saturday, August 4 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-08-04 20:18:49 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-08-07 07:27:57 GMT
    Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in latest outbreak in northeast Congo, including 3 dead.More >>
    Confirmed Ebola cases rise to 13 in latest outbreak in northeast Congo, including 3 dead.More >>
  • Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan

    Dems will try forcing Senate vote against Trump health plan

    Thursday, August 2 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-08-02 16:12:13 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-07 05:13:18 GMT
    Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season Senate vote on overturning President Donald Trump's rule allowing insurers to sell cheaper, skimpier coverage.More >>
    Democrats will try forcing a campaign-season Senate vote on overturning President Donald Trump's rule allowing insurers to sell cheaper, skimpier coverage.More >>
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