Health

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, traffic backs up along a busy road in Lagos, Nigeria. Modest reductions in air pollution can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa each year, according to a new scientific study Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
June 27, 2018 - 1:16 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Modest reductions in air pollution can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa each year, according to a new scientific study that investigated the link between breathable air pollutants and premature deaths in 30 countries across the...
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In this Friday, June 1, 2018, photo, a pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing fentanyl in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital, in Salt Lake City. Amid the nation's opioid epidemic, hospitals are struggling to get widely used injected pain medicines because of ongoing supply shortages. The shortages affect just about every corner of the hospital, from the operating room and emergency department. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27, 2018 - 8:54 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There is another opioid crisis happening in the U.S., and it has nothing to do with the overdose epidemic: Hospitals are frequently running out of widely used injected painkillers. Manufacturing shortages are forcing many doctors and pharmacists to sometimes ration injected...
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Varisha Khan, front, director of the Muslim committee at OneAmerica in Seattle, leads a chant during a protest and news conference by CAIR-Washington and other organizations upset by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's travel-ban, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in downtown Seattle. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 4:45 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban may have a silver lining for people fighting other administration immigration policies after the 5-4 majority ruled that the president's prior comments about Muslims were not off limits when...
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June 26, 2018 - 8:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will likely see an initiative on the November ballot that limits the liability of lead paint companies by authorizing bond funding to clean up the paint and other health hazards in buildings in the state. The California Secretary of State announced...
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A College Area Pregnancy Services (CAPS) clinic is seen Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in San Diego. The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 26, 2018 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday effectively put an end to a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion. The 5-4 ruling also casts doubts on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois. The California law took effect in 2016. It...
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This Aug. 8, 2013 photo provided by Duke University shows Dr. Matthias Gromeier at his laboratory at Duke in Durham, N.C. Gromeier developed a modified poliovirus to attack glioblastoma brain tumor cells. One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into an immune system therapy to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study treated with the modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack their cancer, doctors reported on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Shawn Rocco/Duke Health via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 5:54 pm
One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report. It was the first human...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:55 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin Healthcare is suspending a clinical trial of the sedative ketamine in emergency situations following criticism that its hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, enrolled patients in the study without their knowledge. Paramedics' use of the sedative on agitated people...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, a car carrying United States President Donald Trump enters Sentosa island where the summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore. As Trump was heading to Singapore, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China who later became ill. The agent immediately underwent medical screening. It turned out to be a false alarm, but the rapid response showed Washington’s concern over the mysterious health incidents.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 26, 2018 - 5:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump was heading to Singapore for a historic summit with North Korea's leader, a State Department diplomatic security agent who was part of the advance team reported hearing an unusual sound he believed was similar to what was experienced by U.S. diplomats in...
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FILE - This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. U.S. health regulators on Monday, June 25, 2018, approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. (AP Photo/Kathy Young, File)
June 25, 2018 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration...
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Nicole Arteaga tells her story about how a Walgreens pharmacist allegedly denied her prescription because it was against his ethics, during an interview from inside her home in Peoria, Ariz., Saturday, June 23, 2018. The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist denied to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her baby stopped developing. (Patrick Breen /The Arizona Republic via AP)
June 25, 2018 - 5:31 pm
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy will investigate the complaint of a woman who says a Walgreens pharmacist refused to give her medication necessary to end her pregnancy after her baby stopped developing. The woman, who the Arizona Republic identified as Nicole Arteaga,...
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