Health

July 10, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more." Trump is tweeting that he and Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue Tuesday with Pfizer CEO Ian Read. Pfizer has issued a statement saying Read...
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Medical marijuana supporters hold signs outside of an Oklahoma Board of Health meeting in an overflow room in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The board said the state won't allow the sale of smokable cannabis and that dispensaries must have a pharmacist on staff. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma pushed ahead with emergency rules Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking operations of the medical marijuana industry, but not before concerned health officials tacked on requirements that cannabis advocates say will only slow things down. The state Board of Health narrowly...
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FILE - This Jan. 26, 2017, file photo shows containers of Roundup, a weed killer made by Monsanto, on a shelf at a hardware store in Los Angeles. Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer asked a San Francisco jury during a trial Monday, July 9, 2018, to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 10, 2018 - 5:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said...
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Sarah Elaine Mitchell, right, and Travis Lee Mitchell, the parents of a twin girl who struggled to breath after a home birth, appear in court in Oregon City, Ore., Monday, July 9, 2018. The couple, members of the Followers of Christ Church, that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer and anointing the sick with oils, have pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of their premature daughter. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 8:27 pm
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Two members of an Oregon church that shuns traditional medicine in favor of prayer and anointing the sick with oils pleaded guilty Monday to negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment in the death of their newborn daughter, who struggled to breathe for hours as family and...
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July 09, 2018 - 7:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement has been reached between Colgate-Palmolive and a Southern California man who claimed in a lawsuit that he developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. City News Service reports no terms were divulged in the deal announced Monday as the two sides...
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July 09, 2018 - 6:10 pm
News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S. The records could give insight into how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the addiction and overdose crisis. The federal government provided the...
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July 09, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. opposed a World Health Assembly resolution to encourage breastfeeding because it called for limits on the promotion of infant formula, not because of objections to breastfeeding, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday. Trump criticized The New York Times for reporting that...
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FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo shows the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. When J. Robert Oppenheimer invited the top scientists to New Mexico in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon, no one really knew what the results were going to be. What they did know was that they had to succeed at all costs. The Los Alamos Monitor reports the once-secret city on Saturday, June 30, 2018, marked 75 years of discovery at Los Alamos National Laboratory with a day of speeches and activities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 08, 2018 - 12:19 pm
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The once-secret city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is marking 75 years since J. Robert Oppenheimer invited top scientists to the state in 1943 to build the world's first nuclear weapon. The anniversary comes as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares for a shift in leadership...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. Making the announcement Saturday, July 7, 2018 officials say the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they’re being fairly treated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 08, 2018 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest...
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CORRECTS DATE SECOND REFERENCE TO FRIDAY INSTEAD OF TUESDAY Nailah Winkfield, the mother of Jahi McMath, center, cries as she leaves funeral services for McMath with husband Martin Winkfield, left, McMath's uncle Omari Sealey, second from left, and attorney Christopher Dolan, right, at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2018. Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners filed into a Northern California church Friday for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 06, 2018 - 5:53 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a teenager at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death told dozens of family members, friends and others at the girl's funeral Friday to stop allowing doctors to "pull the plug on your people." The San Francisco Bay Area congregation gave...
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