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  • Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

    Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:06:39 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 7:08 PM EDT2018-04-23 23:08:41 GMT
    Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.
    Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.
  • CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

    CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors' pay

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:28:39 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:47:19 GMT
    The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors.
    The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors.
  • UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

    UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:16:24 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:30 GMT
    The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month.
    The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month.
  • Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

    Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:13:22 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:27 GMT
    The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.
    The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.
  • Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

    Legislative hearing on aid-in-dying bill attracts big crowds

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:05:49 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:24 GMT
    A legislative hearing on a proposal to authorize people with terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their physician has attracted hundreds of people on both sides of the contentious issue.
    A legislative hearing on a proposal to authorize people with terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their physician has attracted hundreds of people on both sides of the contentious issue.
  • It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

    It's time for Trump's doctor to be examined, for VA chief

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-04-23 05:05:06 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, White House physician and nominee for Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Ronny Jackson arrives at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washi...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, White House physician and nominee for Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. Ronny Jackson arrives at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washi...
    Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Veterans Affairs...
    Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department.
  • Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

    Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:25:19 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, file). FILE-- In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, with Gov C.L. "Butch" Otter listening, speaks at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of mid...(AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, file). FILE-- In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little, left, with Gov C.L. "Butch" Otter listening, speaks at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of mid...
    Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions.
    Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions.
  • European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

    European rights court rejects case on terminally ill toddler

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:35:21 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:13 GMT
    (Peter Byrne/PA via AP). Police block protesters from the entrance to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, Monday April 23, 2018  after the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal against the decision to end life-support for A...(Peter Byrne/PA via AP). Police block protesters from the entrance to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, England, Monday April 23, 2018 after the European Court of Human Rights rejected an appeal against the decision to end life-support for A...
    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case from a British mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life...
    The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case from a British mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment instead of allowing a hospital to remove him from life support.
  • UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler

    UK Supreme Court declines appeal from parents of ill toddler

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:35:25 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:07 GMT
    Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment.
    Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment.
  • UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

    UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:56:40 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:58:07 GMT
    The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease.
    The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way" and mostly given to people previously infected with the disease.
  • 'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

    'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:42:34 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-04-23 18:28:56 GMT
    (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, TV personality Abby Lee Miller arrives at court in downtown Pittsburgh, for the second day of her sentencing hearing. The former "Dance Moms" reality TV star h...(Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, TV personality Abby Lee Miller arrives at court in downtown Pittsburgh, for the second day of her sentencing hearing. The former "Dance Moms" reality TV star h...
    Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer.
    Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:02 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:02:07 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:07:05 GMT
    US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.
    US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children.
  • New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

    New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:42:10 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:29:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017, file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Health data firm IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science released a report ...(AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017, file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Health data firm IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science released a report ...
    New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017.
    New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017.
  • Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:23:11 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-04-23 10:49:36 GMT
    (ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...(ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...
    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.
    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.
  • Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

    Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:23:23 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:43 GMT
    (OrganOx via AP). This 2016 photo provided by OrganOx shows Drs. David Nasralla and Annemarie Weissenbacher with the company's metra device holding a liver in Oxford, England. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least...(OrganOx via AP). This 2016 photo provided by OrganOx shows Drs. David Nasralla and Annemarie Weissenbacher with the company's metra device holding a liver in Oxford, England. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least...
    Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants.
    Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants.
  • Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients

    Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-04-18 15:13:24 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:07:01 GMT
    Married patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients.
    Married patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients.
  • Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

    Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:20:30 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:16:43 GMT
    In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.
    In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient _ who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany.
  • US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

    US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:10:25 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 4:43 AM EDT2018-04-20 08:43:10 GMT
    US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices.
    US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices.
  • Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

    Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:03:06 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:35:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President ...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President ...
    A key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency.
    A key Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency.
  • Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:30:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:27:47 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). A caregiver shows what a medical marijuana identification card looks like for a caregiver and patient during an open house in Erie, Pa., Monday, April 16, 2018, at the region's first medical marijuana disp...
    Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma.
    Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma.
  • Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

    Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:13 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:13:04 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:25 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:25:09 GMT
    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S.
    Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S.
  • Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

    Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:58:40 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-04-19 12:46:33 GMT
    (Michael Lund/Merck via AP). This 2015 photo made available by Merck shows the drug Keytruda. Research released on Monday, April 16, 2018 suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have ...(Michael Lund/Merck via AP). This 2015 photo made available by Merck shows the drug Keytruda. Research released on Monday, April 16, 2018 suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have ...
    New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common cancer types.
    New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common cancer types.
  • Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

    Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-04-16 22:04:10 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:35:48 GMT
    Overdoses are fueling organ donations and new study offers reassurance that they can be an appropriate option for some transplant candidates.
    Overdoses are fueling organ donations and new study offers reassurance that they can be an appropriate option for some transplant candidates.
  • Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

    Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-04-16 05:38:44 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-04-18 16:06:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke). In this April, 11, 2018, photo, Dr. Deborah Richter, a family medicine and addiction treatment doctor, talks with a reporter at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid...(AP Photo/Lisa Rathke). In this April, 11, 2018, photo, Dr. Deborah Richter, a family medicine and addiction treatment doctor, talks with a reporter at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Deep within President Donald Trump’s plan to combat opioid...
    Building on Obama-era policy, Trump administration sees medication-based treatment as key to lowering overdose deaths from opioids.
    Building on Obama-era policy, Trump administration sees medication-based treatment as key to lowering overdose deaths from opioids.
  • Citing opioid crisis, feds seek rule change for drugmakers

    Citing opioid crisis, feds seek rule change for drugmakers

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:25:01 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:14:32 GMT
    Drugmakers would be required to identify the legitimate need for controlled substances to justify their production under a proposed rule intended to rein in the diversion of drugs for illicit purposes.
    Drugmakers would be required to identify the legitimate need for controlled substances to justify their production under a proposed rule intended to rein in the diversion of drugs for illicit purposes.
  • Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

    Counterfeit cosmetics seized in LA contained lead, feces

    Monday, April 16 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-04-17 00:50:18 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:51 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:51:45 GMT
    (Cpt. Marc Reina/Los Angeles Police Department via AP). This April 12, 2018, photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows counterfeit cosmetics to be seized by police in the Santee Alley area of Los Angeles. $700,000 worth of counterfeit c...(Cpt. Marc Reina/Los Angeles Police Department via AP). This April 12, 2018, photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows counterfeit cosmetics to be seized by police in the Santee Alley area of Los Angeles. $700,000 worth of counterfeit c...
    Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces.
    Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces.
  • UK court rules against parents who want treatment for son

    UK court rules against parents who want treatment for son

    Monday, April 16 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:58:51 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-04-17 20:24:36 GMT
    (John Stillwell/PA via AP). Protestors gather outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital where a terminally-ill 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans is hospitalized, in Liverpool, Britain, Monday, April 16, 2018.  Pope Francis offered prayers after his traditio...(John Stillwell/PA via AP). Protestors gather outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital where a terminally-ill 23-month-old toddler Alfie Evans is hospitalized, in Liverpool, Britain, Monday, April 16, 2018. Pope Francis offered prayers after his traditio...
    Britain's Court of Appeal has ruled against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who are seeking permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment.
    Britain's Court of Appeal has ruled against the parents of a terminally ill toddler who are seeking permission to take him to Italy for medical treatment.
  • $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:27:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:55:31 GMT
    Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor...
    Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project.
  • Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

    Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:24:55 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:45:47 GMT
    (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, file). FILE - This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal official...(Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, file). FILE - This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal official...
    Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger.
    Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger.
  • Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest wage cuts

    Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest wage cuts

    Monday, April 16 2018 6:28 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:28:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-04-17 17:03:17 GMT
    Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest pay cuts following government promises to hike salaries in the health sector amid a general tax and wage overhaul.
    Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest pay cuts following government promises to hike salaries in the health sector amid a general tax and wage overhaul.
  • Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds

    Fish oil capsules don't help dry eye symptoms, study finds

    Friday, April 13 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:37:37 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:13:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Sison). This Thursday, April 12, 2018 photo shows the eye of a woman in New York. According to a study released on Friday, April 12, 2018, fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test.(AP Photo/Patrick Sison). This Thursday, April 12, 2018 photo shows the eye of a woman in New York. According to a study released on Friday, April 12, 2018, fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test.
    Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test.
    Many doctors recommend them, but fish oil supplements failed to help people with dry eye when put to a scientific test.
  • Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region

    Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region

    Saturday, April 14 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-04-14 15:36:22 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-04-17 14:31:34 GMT
    Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against plans to build a garbage incinerator.
    Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against plans to build a garbage incinerator.
  • Estonia offers free genetic testing in nationwide experiment

    Estonia offers free genetic testing in nationwide experiment

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:44:26 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:04:06 GMT
    Estonia offers residents free genetic profiling, DNA tests in a trial scheme aimed minimizing risk for diseases and boosting healthier life.
    Estonia offers residents free genetic profiling, DNA tests in a trial scheme aimed minimizing risk for diseases and boosting healthier life.
  • Canadian pharmacy fined $34 million for illegal imports

    Canadian pharmacy fined $34 million for illegal imports

    Friday, April 13 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-04-13 06:25:04 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-04-17 06:32:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ruth Bonneville, File). FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2003, file photo, CanadaDrugs.com Director of Pharmacy Robert Fraser, left, takes Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, second left, on a tour of the Internet pharmacy CanadaDrugs.com in Winnipeg, Manito...(AP Photo/Ruth Bonneville, File). FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2003, file photo, CanadaDrugs.com Director of Pharmacy Robert Fraser, left, takes Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, second left, on a tour of the Internet pharmacy CanadaDrugs.com in Winnipeg, Manito...
    A Canadian online pharmacy is expected to be fined $34 million for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States.
    A Canadian online pharmacy is expected to be fined $34 million for importing counterfeit cancer drugs and other unapproved pharmaceuticals into the United States.
  • When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

    When to say when: Study says limit alcohol to 1 drink a day

    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:55:06 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-04-17 01:04:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This June 16, 2016 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows bottles of alcohol during a tour of a state liquor store in Salt Lake City. A large international study released on Thursday, April 12, 2018 says adults s...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This June 16, 2016 file photo made with a fisheye lens shows bottles of alcohol during a tour of a state liquor store in Salt Lake City. A large international study released on Thursday, April 12, 2018 says adults s...
    Large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day.
    Large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day.
  • Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

    Brazil yellow fever vaccination campaign far short of goal

    Friday, April 13 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-13 16:08:22 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:40:53 GMT
    Brazil's Health Ministry says its yellow fever vaccination campaign is significantly short of its goal and that 10 million people still need to be immunized.
    Brazil's Health Ministry says its yellow fever vaccination campaign is significantly short of its goal and that 10 million people still need to be immunized.
  • The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

    The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:35:08 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:34:17 GMT
    (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal officials say the...(Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal officials say the...
    U.S. officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes knowing the...
    U.S. officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes knowing the exact contents of similar barrels difficult.
  • Vatican: Parents, hospital must talk in UK sick toddler case

    Vatican: Parents, hospital must talk in UK sick toddler case

    Sunday, April 15 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-04-15 13:30:06 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-04-16 15:02:04 GMT
    (Philip Toscano/PA via AP,file). This Dec. 19, 2017 file photo shows Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans, in England. The head of the Vatican’s bioethics think tank said on Sunday, April 15, 2018 he hopes a dialogue can b...(Philip Toscano/PA via AP,file). This Dec. 19, 2017 file photo shows Tom Evans and Kate James, the parents of seriously ill Alfie Evans, in England. The head of the Vatican’s bioethics think tank said on Sunday, April 15, 2018 he hopes a dialogue can b...
    The head of the Vatican's bioethics think tank says he hopes a dialogue can be reopened in the case of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British child whose parents are locked in a legal battle over his care.
    The head of the Vatican's bioethics think tank says he hopes a dialogue can be reopened in the case of Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British child whose parents are locked in a legal battle over his care.
  • New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:50:10 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:21:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...
    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.
    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.
  • Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

    Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:37:27 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 7:12 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:12:57 GMT
    (Matthew Leach via AP). In this spring 2017 photo provided by Matthew Leach, his son, Andy Leach, poses at an auto race near Southaven, Miss. More than a month has passed since the 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father’s garage after being bulli...(Matthew Leach via AP). In this spring 2017 photo provided by Matthew Leach, his son, Andy Leach, poses at an auto race near Southaven, Miss. More than a month has passed since the 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father’s garage after being bulli...
    More than a month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father's garage after being bullied at school in Mississippi. Now experts say his school's policy lacks written consequences for bullies or...
    More than a month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father's garage after being bullied at school in Mississippi. Now experts say his school's policy lacks written consequences for bullies or support for victims.
  • Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US

    Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-11 23:05:44 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 6:31 AM EDT2018-04-16 10:31:12 GMT
    Navajo Nation latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused opioid crisis.
    Navajo Nation latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused opioid crisis.
  • AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

    AP investigation: Doctors keep licenses despite sex abuse

    Saturday, April 14 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-04-14 15:05:59 GMT
    Saturday, April 14 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-04-14 15:28:26 GMT
    (Conway Police Department via AP). In this image provided by the Conway (Ark.) Police Department, Robert Rook is seen in this June 3, 2016, photo. An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians ...(Conway Police Department via AP). In this image provided by the Conway (Ark.) Police Department, Robert Rook is seen in this June 3, 2016, photo. An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians ...
    An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine...
    An Associated Press investigation finds that even as Hollywood moguls, elite journalists and politicians have been pushed out of their jobs or resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the world of medicine is more forgiving.
  • Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

    Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-04-08 15:58:40 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:30:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios). This May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials say dozens of workers demolishing the 1940s-era plutonium processing plant ther...(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios). This May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials say dozens of workers demolishing the 1940s-era plutonium processing plant ther...
    Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the...
    Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.
  • Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

    Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a month

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:14 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:14:41 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-04-13 18:47:28 GMT
    (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP). FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. A study released on Wednesday...(Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP). FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. A study released on Wednesday...
    A new study finds that Zika's risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, quicker than health officials thought.
    A new study finds that Zika's risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, quicker than health officials thought.
  • Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

    Former US House speaker to promote legalizing marijuana

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:01:33 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-04-13 16:20:00 GMT
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization.
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner says he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization.
  • Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

    Number, severity of brain injuries raises dementia risk

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-04-10 22:54:48 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-13 13:58:19 GMT
    A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life.
    A large study is adding to evidence of a link between traumatic brain injuries and dementia later in life.
  • Company: Storage tank didn't cause fertility clinic failure

    Company: Storage tank didn't cause fertility clinic failure

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:32:05 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-04-13 00:25:27 GMT
    A Michigan company that supplied an Ohio fertility clinic's storage tank says its equipment didn't malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4,000 eggs and embryos in early March and blames the failure on human...
    A Michigan company that supplied an Ohio fertility clinic's storage tank says its equipment didn't malfunction or cause the loss of more than 4,000 eggs and embryos in early March and blames the failure on human error.
  • Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100

    Fake pot likely tainted with rat poison kills 3, sickens 100

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:32:01 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:57:29 GMT
    (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - In this June 29, 2016 file photo, a man holds a bag of synthetic marijuana in Houston. In a report released Tuesday, April 10, 2018, fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three ...(Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP). FILE - In this June 29, 2016 file photo, a man holds a bag of synthetic marijuana in Houston. In a report released Tuesday, April 10, 2018, fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three ...
    Fake marijuana likely tainted with rat poison kills 3 people in Illinois, sickens more than 100.
    Fake marijuana likely tainted with rat poison kills 3 people in Illinois, sickens more than 100.
  • Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Ohio court to decide if ex-player can sue over concussions

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-04-11 04:17:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:35:28 GMT
    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college...
    The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s.
  • California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

    California offshore oil firms hit with nearly 400 violations

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:34:26 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-04-12 21:48:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. Oil and gas companies drilling off...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. Oil and gas companies drilling off...
    An environmental group says oil and gas companies drilling off the coast of Southern California violated state regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years.
    An environmental group says oil and gas companies drilling off the coast of Southern California violated state regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years.
  • Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty

    Abortion objectors may get a pass on health law penalty

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:11:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:56:47 GMT
    Trump administration expands exemptions from health coverage penalty _ including one for people who object to abortions.
    Trump administration expands exemptions from health coverage penalty _ including one for people who object to abortions.
  • Democratic attorneys general fight Texas health care lawsuit

    Democratic attorneys general fight Texas health care lawsuit

    Monday, April 9 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:51:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:46:56 GMT
    Sixteen states with Democratic attorneys general are pushing back against a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
    Sixteen states with Democratic attorneys general are pushing back against a Texas lawsuit to invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Federal lawsuit seeks to block Kentucky's new abortion law

    Federal lawsuit seeks to block Kentucky's new abortion law

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-04-11 16:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-11 21:26:57 GMT
    Opponents of a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block it.
    Opponents of a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block it.
  • FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

    FDA puts restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:39:15 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:28:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, N.J. U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a contraceptive implant that has been subject to thou...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows the North American headquarters of Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, N.J. U.S. health officials are placing new restrictions on a contraceptive implant that has been subject to thou...
    FDA puts new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject of complaints.
    FDA puts new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject of complaints.
  • Free-range parenting laws letting kids roam could catch on

    Free-range parenting laws letting kids roam could catch on

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:50:12 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-04-11 18:27:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this April 6, 2018, photo, Caleb Coulter, 10, left, and his sister Kendra, 12, play tag during a visit to the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. Critics say letting children strike out on their own can expose them to seri...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this April 6, 2018, photo, Caleb Coulter, 10, left, and his sister Kendra, 12, play tag during a visit to the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. Critics say letting children strike out on their own can expose them to seri...
    After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, states from New York to Texas are considering similar steps.
    After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, states from New York to Texas are considering similar steps.
  • Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

    Australian farm sells melons after fatal listeria outbreak

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:40:37 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:07 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:07:56 GMT
    An Australian farm has recommenced selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in...
    An Australian farm has recommenced selling cantaloupes despite being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia.
  • Study: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks

    Study: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-04-09 16:19:16 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-04-10 23:17:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ed Zurga). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to  industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chanti...(AP Photo/Ed Zurga). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chanti...
    New research shows the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills.
    New research shows the stop-smoking drugs Chantix and Zyban are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills.
  • Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

    Health officials: Prison program helps lower overdose deaths

    Monday, April 9 2018 12:41 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:41:33 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:45:16 GMT
    State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.
    State health officials say the number of accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island declined in 2017 after years of steady increases.
  • Olympians back California plan for disclosures on doctors

    Olympians back California plan for disclosures on doctors

    Monday, April 9 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:43:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:45:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). File - In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team member Jordyn Wieber talks during an interview at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). File - In this Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, former U.S. Women's Gymnastics team member Jordyn Wieber talks during an interview at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor...
    Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation.
    Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are supporting legislation that would make California the first state to require doctors to tell their patients if they are on probation.
  • California bill would create health care price controls

    California bill would create health care price controls

    Monday, April 9 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:40:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-04-10 19:14:40 GMT
    California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly.
    California's government would set prices for health care services under a measure in the state Assembly.
  • New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:40:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:48 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:48:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...
    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.
    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.
  • Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital are 'angels'

    Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital are 'angels'

    Friday, April 6 2018 6:07 PM EDT2018-04-06 22:07:55 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:42:52 GMT
    The parents of quintuplets born in Phoenix last month are praising the health care staff who helped them welcome five healthy babies into the world.
    The parents of quintuplets born in Phoenix last month are praising the health care staff who helped them welcome five healthy babies into the world.
  • Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

    Opioid crisis: Top doctor urges access to overdose antidote

    Thursday, April 5 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-05 04:15:53 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-10 03:12:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Roo...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaks during a National African American History Month reception hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump in the East Roo...
    The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis.
    The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis.
  • Obama-era clean-air rule on methane emissions blocked again

    Obama-era clean-air rule on methane emissions blocked again

    Thursday, April 5 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-04-05 18:36:24 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:35:03 GMT
    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off _ again.
    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off _ again.
  • Michigan to close Flint's free bottled water sites

    Michigan to close Flint's free bottled water sites

    Friday, April 6 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-06 19:37:09 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 22:14:31 GMT
    (Terray Sylveste /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP). In this photo taken Aug. 11, 2017, Shawn Jones, 42, right, and Tony Price, 54, distribute bottled water at a point of distribution in Flint, Mich. Michigan will close the last four locations where ...(Terray Sylveste /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP). In this photo taken Aug. 11, 2017, Shawn Jones, 42, right, and Tony Price, 54, distribute bottled water at a point of distribution in Flint, Mich. Michigan will close the last four locations where ...
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the four remaining free bottled water stations in Flint are closing.
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the four remaining free bottled water stations in Flint are closing.
  • Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

    Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-04-05 11:56:06 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 5:03 PM EDT2018-04-09 21:03:36 GMT
    Report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004.
    Report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004.
  • Medically assisted suicide becomes legal in Hawaii

    Medically assisted suicide becomes legal in Hawaii

    Thursday, April 5 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-04-05 21:48:59 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:32:40 GMT
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed a bill legalizing medically assisted suicide.
    Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed a bill legalizing medically assisted suicide.
  • Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

    Woman sues Idaho fertility doctor for using his own sperm

    Thursday, April 5 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-04-05 17:09:52 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:11:55 GMT
    A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering though an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her.
    A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering though an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her.
  • AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease

    AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see drug addiction as a disease

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:16:20 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-04-09 04:51:00 GMT
    (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, a photo of Spenser Flowers as homecoming king at Hampton Township High School in 2014 is surrounded by other photos from ...(Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, a photo of Spenser Flowers as homecoming king at Hampton Township High School in 2014 is surrounded by other photos from ...
    A slim majority of Americans say drug addiction is a disease that requires medical treatment, but stigma persists.
    A slim majority of Americans say drug addiction is a disease that requires medical treatment, but stigma persists.
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