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FILE - In this June 2, 2017 file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump’s administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species. The request filed Nov. 13, before a federal judge comes after Dow Chemical and two other pesticide makers asked the government to set aside research by federal scientists that shows the pesticides are harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Dow contends the studies are flawed. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 14, 2017 - 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is seeking a two-year delay of an upcoming deadline to determine whether a family of widely used pesticides is harmful to endangered species. The request filed before a federal judge last week comes after Dow Chemical Co. and two other...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. A new analysis suggests that increased social media use could be one factor contributing to a rise in teen suicide. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2017 - 2:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, kratom capsules are displayed in Albany, N.Y. Federal health authorities on Tuesday, Nov. 14, are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with the herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)
November 14, 2017 - 10:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained...
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November 14, 2017 - 9:51 am
MILAN (AP) — Italy's president hopes that Milan wins the right to host the hotly sought-after European Medicines Agency, which has to be relocated from London due to Britain's divorce from the European Union. President Sergio Mattarella said Tuesday that a winning bid for Milan would "constitute...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether a dog trained to help an Ohio State University student during panic attacks can stay at her sorority house despite another student's allergy. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university ordered Madeleine Entine to remove her dog, Cory, from...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:00 am
Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom Rights report urges China to ban gay conversion therapy US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients Trump administration seeks to delay findings on pesticides 2 airlines drop hot...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, a patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse in Plainfield, Vt. New medical guidelines announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
November 13, 2017 - 9:09 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130...
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November 13, 2017 - 5:01 pm
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man shot a doctor in an Ohio hospital parking lot before killing himself. The police chief in Massillon (MAS'-ih-luhn) says it appears the doctor was shot twice Monday afternoon while walking to his vehicle. Police Chief Keith Moser says the doctor was in surgery...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health secretary. If confirmed, Alex Azar would oversee a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, including "...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, Bill Gates talks to reporters about the 2016 annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
November 13, 2017 - 2:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and...
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