Health

October 26, 2017 - 6:42 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal regulators say Michigan should increase funding and staffing of its Department of Environmental Quality and take other steps to ensure its drinking water is safe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made the recommendations Thursday in a report evaluating...
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October 26, 2017 - 6:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Trump's...
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October 26, 2017 - 4:42 pm
President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency on Thursday and announced new steps to combat the worst drug crisis in U.S. history. Here's a look at the crisis, by the numbers: — Number of Americans addicted to opioids, which include prescription pain...
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 4:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his speech on the opioid crisis (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The acting health and human services secretary has officially declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency, as requested by President Donald Trump. Eric D...
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October 26, 2017 - 10:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell sexual partners of their status before having sex or risk criminal charges. The court's unanimous decision rejected a First Amendment challenge, finding that the...
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In this Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo, psychiatrist Dr. Lieve Thienpont, right, speaks with Amy De Schutter, who received approval for euthanasia about a year ago, in Ghent, Belgium, one of the few countries that allow for euthanasia. Thienpont, a doctor, respected psychiatrist and prominent euthanasia advocate, believes that when modern medicine can’t relieve suffering, euthanasia, when doctors actively kill patients, should be an option. (AP Photo/Maria Cheng)
October 26, 2017 - 8:44 am
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — After struggling with mental illness for years, Cornelia Geerts was so desperate to die that she asked her psychiatrist to kill her. Her sister worried that her judgment was compromised. The 59-year-old was taking more than 20 pills every day, including antidepressants, an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, medical workers carry a baby into an ambulance as the NYU Langone Medical Center is evacuated during Superstorm Sandy. Thirty two infants were among those moved after the hospital was flooded and lost power. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
October 26, 2017 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Their lives began with one of the most dramatic stories of Superstorm Sandy: the evacuation of 32 newborn babies from a major New York City hospital that got flooded and lost power. Hospital staffers tended to laboring women in the dark and carried mothers and tiny infants — 21 of...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy _ cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 26, 2017 - 3:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for the most popular "Obamacare" plans are going up an average of 34 percent, according to a study that confirms dire predictions about the impact of political turmoil on consumers. Window-shopping on HealthCare.gov went live Wednesday, so across the country consumers...
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October 26, 2017 - 12:00 am
The Latest: HHS follows Trump in declaring health emergency Trump declares US opioid emergency but pledges no new money "What could help me to die?" Doctors clash over euthanasia Drug company founder indicted in US-wide opioid conspiracy Court: Ohio can require people with HIV to tell sex partners...
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