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  • Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

    Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

    Monday, June 25 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-25 19:17:29 GMT
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a strawberry-flavored syrup to treat severe seizures that begin in childhood.
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a strawberry-flavored syrup to treat severe seizures that begin in childhood.
  • Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:17:45 GMT
    Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than...
    Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people.
  • Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

    Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:17:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool). German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting  in Berlin, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, which prepares a climate change conference that takes place later this year in Poland's city Katowice.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool). German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting in Berlin, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, which prepares a climate change conference that takes place later this year in Poland's city Katowice.
    Hundreds of people are marching through the German capital to protest for an end to burn coal to produce electricity.
    Hundreds of people are marching through the German capital to protest for an end to burn coal to produce electricity.
  • World Food Prize goes to an economist and a doctor

    World Food Prize goes to an economist and a doctor

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:17:29 GMT
    The World Food Prize is being awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of...
    The World Food Prize is being awarded this year to two men who have dedicated their careers to improving the availability of nutritious food for pregnant women and children in an effort to reduce the effects of malnutrition in developing countries.
  • Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

    Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers say

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:17:10 GMT
    (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...(Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a potentially toxic blue-green algae bloom in Provo Bay in Provo, Utah. Researchers and officials across the country say increasingly frequent toxic algae blooms ...
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
    Toxic algae blooms are happening more often and lasting longer, including in drinking water reservoirs, and officials and scientists link their spread to climate change.
  • Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

    Oklahoma conservatives' views on medical marijuana evolving

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:07:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted thei...(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Pastor Danny Daniels poses for a photo in front of his Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla., Friday, June 15, 2018. Daniels is among a growing group of traditionally conservative Republican voters who have shifted thei...
    Here's a twist: Evangelical Christians in Oklahoma could be the reason medical marijuana is approved on Tuesday.
    Here's a twist: Evangelical Christians in Oklahoma could be the reason medical marijuana is approved on Tuesday.
  • Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

    Pharmacist denies woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:07:20 GMT
    A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor's prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds.
    A woman says a pharmacist denied her doctor's prescription for miscarriage medications to end her 10-week-old pregnancy based on moral grounds.
  • Dartmouth to study opioid treatment for pregnant women

    Dartmouth to study opioid treatment for pregnant women

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:07:17 GMT
    A research team at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders.
    A research team at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is getting $5.3 million to study medication-assisted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders.
  • Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

    Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:07 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:07:01 GMT
    A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding.
    A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding.
  • Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

    Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

    Monday, June 25 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-06-25 18:06:56 GMT
    California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives last year in the first full year after a 2016 law made the option legal.
    California health officials say 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives last year in the first full year after a 2016 law made the option legal.
  • Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

    Monday, June 25 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:39:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video ga...
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
    Video game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs.
  • Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

    Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidents

    Monday, June 25 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-25 14:55:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride a classic convertible car on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has ...(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride a classic convertible car on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has ...
    Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25.
    Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25.
  • House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

    House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

    Monday, June 25 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:45:49 GMT
    The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily.
    The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily.
  • Summer camp illness sends 33 kids, 3 adults to hospital

    Summer camp illness sends 33 kids, 3 adults to hospital

    Sunday, June 24 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-06-25 02:45:19 GMT
    Authorities say 33 children and three adults were taken to a two hospitals after falling ill during a summer camp in Florida.
    Authorities say 33 children and three adults were taken to a two hospitals after falling ill during a summer camp in Florida.
  • Nevada pot regulators given more funds to deal with demand

    Nevada pot regulators given more funds to deal with demand

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:36:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Zechariah Jacobs shops for marijuana at the Exhale Nevada dispensary in Las Vegas. Nevada's marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispens...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Zechariah Jacobs shops for marijuana at the Exhale Nevada dispensary in Las Vegas. Nevada's marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispens...
    Nevada's marijuana regulators are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections.
    Nevada's marijuana regulators are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections.
  • Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

    Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana

    Sunday, June 24 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-06-24 10:35:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. A national medical group has abruptly canceled plans to train doctors about mari...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. A national medical group has abruptly canceled plans to train doctors about mari...
    Medical group abruptly cancels plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulls funding.
    Medical group abruptly cancels plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulls funding.
  • Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

    Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:24:29 GMT
    The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.
    The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.
  • APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

    APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiry

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:34:12 GMT
    (Ohio State University via AP). This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual mis...(Ohio State University via AP). This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual mis...
    APNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim.
    APNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim.
  • Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

    Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better banking

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:54:07 GMT
    (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2015 file photo, a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf flies on Parliament Hill during a 4/20 protest in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a natio...
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.
    With marijuana legalization across Canada on the horizon, the industry is shaping up to look different from the way it does in the nine U.S. states that have legalized adult use of the drug.
  • New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

    New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:44:32 GMT
    Could infections somehow set the stage for Alzheimer's? A provocative new study suggests some types of viruses just might play a role.
    Could infections somehow set the stage for Alzheimer's? A provocative new study suggests some types of viruses just might play a role.
  • Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

    Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thought

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 11:43:19 GMT
    (Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP). FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is i...(Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP). FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is i...
    A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to...
    A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country is even more toxic than previously thought, threatening human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized.
  • Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

    Player union blasts concussion management at World Cup

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 10:43:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, ...(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini). Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat is attended to after suffering an injury during the group B match between Morocco and Iran at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, ...
    Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match.
    Players' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match.
  • Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

    Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firm

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:43 AM EDT2018-06-23 09:43:10 GMT
    Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.
    Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees.
  • Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

    Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-06-23 09:13:04 GMT
    A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.
    A group of scientists says China' decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions.
  • New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

    New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:14 AM EDT2018-06-23 08:14:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, a medical assistant at a community health center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than tr...(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, a medical assistant at a community health center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than tr...
    Government study shows newer flu vaccine was only slightly more effective in seniors than traditional shots.
    Government study shows newer flu vaccine was only slightly more effective in seniors than traditional shots.
  • Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

    Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

    Saturday, June 23 2018 2:52 AM EDT2018-06-23 06:52:55 GMT
    A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C.
    A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C.
  • Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:33:20 GMT
    An Idaho couple who says their teenage son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.
    An Idaho couple who says their teenage son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government.
  • Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:33 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:33:23 GMT
    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.
    Trump administration prepares to announce a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people.
  • Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

    Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

    Friday, June 22 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-06-22 16:13:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
  • UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

    UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

    Friday, June 22 2018 7:04 AM EDT2018-06-22 11:04:53 GMT
    Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana use.
    Former British Foreign Minister William Hague is calling for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana use.
  • Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

    Friday, June 22 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-06-22 06:12:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2012, file photo, a smoker snuffs out a cigarette at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to about 14 percent in 2017, according to new data relea...
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.
    Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.
  • Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

    Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:23:19 GMT
    New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom.
    New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom.
  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:03:50 GMT
    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.
    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.
  • GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:34:11 GMT
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.
    A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.
  • Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

    Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:53:25 GMT
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
  • NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:03:52 GMT
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.
    The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.
  • Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

    Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:03:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says a 3.4 percent a year boost to health care funding will be partly paid for by a "Brexit dividend" of money saved by leaving the European Union.
  • UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

    UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:04:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs at parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.
  • Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

    Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:04:08 GMT
    British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous...
    British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures.
  • State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:54:29 GMT
    A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
    A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.
  • Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

    Texas heart transplant program resumed after suspension

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:54:18 GMT
    A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year.
    A Houston hospital has resumed its renowned heart transplant program two weeks after suspending all medical procedures following the deaths of several patients this year.
  • California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    Thursday, June 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-21 19:05:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...
    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.
    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.
  • Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

    Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:33:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 2018.
    Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them.
    Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them.
  • New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

    New Delhi orders construction halt as pollution levels soar

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:03:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/R S Iyer). Cyclists pedal on a road enveloped by a thick haze of dust in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Indian capital region experienced severe levels of pollution for the third straight day...(AP Photo/R S Iyer). Cyclists pedal on a road enveloped by a thick haze of dust in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The Indian capital region experienced severe levels of pollution for the third straight day...
    New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust.
    New Delhi officials have ordered a two-day halt to construction in an attempt to reduce choking pollution that has cloaked the city in smog and dust.
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

    Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:26:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors said Friday, June 15, 2018, they have indicted Holmes on crimin...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors said Friday, June 15, 2018, they have indicted Holmes on crimin...
    Federal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges.
    Federal prosecutors indict Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her second-in-command with criminal fraud charges.
  • Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

    Germany wants EU-wide safety system for truck 'blind spots'

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:02:29 GMT
    Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.
    Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.
  • Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:53 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:53:03 GMT
    (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...
    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.
    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.
  • Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

    Ex-hospice supervisor pleads guilty in $60M fraud scheme

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:10 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:10:35 GMT
    A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit.
    A former hospice nursing supervisor in North Texas has pleaded guilty to her role in a $60 million health care fraud scheme that prosecutors allege involved overdosing patients for profit.
  • UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

    UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:01 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:01:04 GMT
    A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case.
    A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures is being treated in a London hospital while British officials review the case.
  • Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-16 12:31:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rob Carr). FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But...(AP Photo/Rob Carr). FILE - This June 8, 2007 file photo shows a glass of milk on a table during a family breakfast in Montgomery, Ala. Nearly 20 years ago, about nearly half of high school students said they drank at least one glass of milk a day. But...
    Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk.
    Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk.
  • FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone

    FDA clears 1st generic film strip of addiction drug Suboxone

    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:01 AM EDT2018-06-16 08:01:09 GMT
    U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction.
    U.S. regulators approve 1st generic version of an under-the-tongue treatment for opioid addiction.
  • California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-06-16 04:51:51 GMT
    California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.
    California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk.
  • Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

    Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

    Friday, June 15 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-06-16 00:42:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed in Flint, Mich. A new book about Flint’s water crisis comes from the pediatrician and public health expert who was first to reveal the extent of lead ...(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 photo, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is interviewed in Flint, Mich. A new book about Flint’s water crisis comes from the pediatrician and public health expert who was first to reveal the extent of lead ...
    A new book about Flint's water crisis comes from the pediatrician first to reveal the extent of lead contamination on the struggling city's children.
    A new book about Flint's water crisis comes from the pediatrician first to reveal the extent of lead contamination on the struggling city's children.
  • US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

    US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:42:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cub...(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cub...
    The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people.
    The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of "attacks" on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people.
  • Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

    Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:21:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). FILE - This Dec. 29, 2011 file photo shows the entrance to the editorial offices of the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the journal retracted and republished a landmark study on the Medi...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). FILE - This Dec. 29, 2011 file photo shows the entrance to the editorial offices of the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the journal retracted and republished a landmark study on the Medi...
    Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made.
    Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made.
  • UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

    UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-06-15 22:11:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, file). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government...(AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, file). FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government...
    Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service.
    Britain says it will lift a cap on the number of visas granted to foreign doctors and nurses to help ease staff shortfalls in the National Health Service.
  • How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

    Friday, June 15 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-06-15 17:22:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were intr...
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.
    Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths.
  • Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

    Portugal approves use of marijuana-based medicines

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-06-15 16:53:18 GMT
    Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries.
    Portugal's parliament has given final legislative approval for the use of marijuana-based medicines, which are already permitted in other European countries.
  • Ivana Trump promotes Italian weight-loss diet system

    Ivana Trump promotes Italian weight-loss diet system

    Friday, June 15 2018 11:49 AM EDT2018-06-15 15:49:30 GMT
    Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight.
    Ivana Trump, the former wife of President Donald Trump who once appeared with him in a commercial for Pizza Hut, wants America to lose some weight.
  • Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

    Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:30:50 GMT
    The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis.
    The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis.
  • House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

    House aims at campaign-season bills battling opioid abuse

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:42:05 GMT
    The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse.
    The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse.
  • Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

    Thursday, June 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-15 00:50:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Nerybelle Perez poses with a portrait of her father, World War II veteran Efrain Perez, who died inside an ambulance after being turned away from the largest public hospital when it had no electricity or water, days after Hurr...
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.
    Puerto Rico requests more time, issues only a portion of data related to all deaths reported after Hurricane Maria amid outcry.
  • Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

    Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-06-14 21:30:15 GMT
    Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives.
    Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives.
  • Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

    Celebrity suicides highlight troubling trend in midlife

    Thursday, June 14 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-06-14 19:41:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Andy Kropa/Invision). This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. A U.S. report released in June 2018 found an uptick in suicide rates in nearly every...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Andy Kropa/Invision). This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. A U.S. report released in June 2018 found an uptick in suicide rates in nearly every...
    The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend _ rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.
    The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend _ rising suicides among middle-aged Americans.
  • Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

    Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:09 AM EDT2018-06-14 13:09:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. On Friday, June 8, 2018, health officials said the flu killed more children in the past year that during any other regular flu season i...(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. On Friday, June 8, 2018, health officials said the flu killed more children in the past year that during any other regular flu season i...
    Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say.
    Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say.
  • Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

    Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

    Thursday, June 14 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-06-14 09:28:28 GMT
    Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.
    Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states.
  • Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

    Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-06-13 22:10:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One as he arrives for the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Canada.
    President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.
    President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana.
  • Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

    Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

    Wednesday, June 13 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-06-13 06:20:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, applauds as President Donald Trump speaks to employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Wash...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). First lady Melania Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, applauds as President Donald Trump speaks to employees at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Wash...
    President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment.
    President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania's, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment.
  • Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Sobering report teases out factors leading to suicides

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-12 22:41:06 GMT
    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.
    New U.S. report finds suicide rates increased in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.
  • US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

    US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-12 21:49:55 GMT
    The United States is testing two more workers from its embassy in Cuba for possible brain injury amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China.
    The United States is testing two more workers from its embassy in Cuba for possible brain injury amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China.
  • Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

    Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 1:46 PM EDT2018-06-12 17:46:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the...
    GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions.
    GOP risks political fallout from Justice Department's move on health law protections for pre-existing conditions.
  • Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

    Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-12 16:47:04 GMT
    A federal judge is considering a request to again block an Arkansas law that critics say effectively bans abortion pills.
    A federal judge is considering a request to again block an Arkansas law that critics say effectively bans abortion pills.
  • Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Correction: Congo-Ebola story

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-06-12 11:56:19 GMT
    Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month.
    Congo announces new confirmed Ebola case; deadly outbreak marks 1 month.
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