Health

August 15, 2019 - 4:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge put a temporary hold on a new law allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs. The order means that New Jersey's recently enacted measure cannot be enforced by the state attorney general and comes in response to a lawsuit brought by a doctor...
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This undated image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration shows proposed graphic warnings that would appear on cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, proposed 13 new large, graphic warnings that would appear on all cigarettes, including images of cancerous tumors, diseased lungs and bloody urine. (FDA via AP)
August 15, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to U.S. cigarette warnings in 35 years. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed 13 new...
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August 15, 2019 - 12:13 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Supreme Court has ordered the country's Health Department to set regulations complying with a law allowing medical use of marijuana and derivatives. The law took effect in June 2017 but has yet to be put into practice. The high court says in a statement that the Health...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks with prison staff during a visit to Leeds prison, Northern England, Tuesday Aug. 13, 2019. In an announcement on Sunday Johnson promised more prisons and stronger police powers in an effort to fight violent crime. ( AP Photo/Jon Super)
August 14, 2019 - 7:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — The British government wants to create an "express freight service" to ensure essential medicines are still available if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a divorce deal. The Department of Health said Thursday it is inviting potential providers to submit offers for a contract...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the Vapor Technology Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
August 14, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A vaping industry group sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to delay an upcoming review of thousands of e-cigarettes on the market. The legal challenge by the Vapor Technology Association is the latest hurdle in the Food and Drug Administration's yearslong effort to regulate the...
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This undated photo provided by the TB Alliance in August 2019 shows the drug pretomanid. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved pretomanid, the first tuberculosis drug developed by a nonprofit group. The TB Alliance was formed to come up with better treatments for the pulmonary disease. (TB Alliance via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It's the first TB drug from a nonprofit group, the TB Alliance. Formed to come up with better...
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FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
August 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the stakes in an ideologically charged standoff over women's health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will soon leave the federal family planning program unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions...
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This 1978 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Legionella pneumophila bacteria which are responsible for causing the pneumonic disease Legionnaires' disease. In a report released Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine said annual cases of Legionnaires’ jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease every year. High-profile recent outbreaks occurred in Atlanta and Flint, Michigan. (Francis Chandler/CDC via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires' disease problem. In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases of Legionnaires' jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the...
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August 13, 2019 - 10:47 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared "cured." Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that people with Ebola can recover if they seek proper...
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August 13, 2019 - 10:47 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Doctors in Congo say that two Ebola patients who were treated with new anti-Ebola drugs in Goma in eastern Congo have been declared "cured." Doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that people with Ebola can recover if they seek proper...
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