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US asks judge to approve seizure of Pharma Bro's assets

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli is due back in court for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme. More>>

Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp

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Scientists are peering into the brains of "superagers" in the hope of finding ways to protect others from memory loss. More>>

It's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again, US panel says

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Federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. More>>

CDC seeking $400 million to replace lab for deadliest germs

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CDC officials want a new state-of-the-art lab for the world's most dangerous germs. More>>

Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case

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Dutch prosecutors are set to announce if they will open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter. More>>

Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production

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Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost. More>>

Leading liberal policy group unveils 'coverage for all' plan

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New plan from liberal policy group calls for 'Medicare Extra' to guarantee coverage for all, but keeps role for employers and private insurance. More>>

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal

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In a heated debate set to last 13 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. More>>

US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

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Federal advisory panel recommends new vaccine against hepatitis B for adults. More>>

Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

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Health officials see encouraging downturn in a flu season that surged for months. More>>

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

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Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids. More>>

Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires

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Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-threatening haze across the region. More>>

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

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The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence. More>>

Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

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Three men were found dead on a street in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, but police say they do not suspect foul play. More>>

Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

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Prosecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail face criminal because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off. More>>

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

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A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup. More>>

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

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Trump administration backs less-comprehensive, lower cost health plans in proposed rules. More>>

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

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UNICEF says Pakistan has world's highest neonatal mortality rate; 46 out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan die. More>>

Murphy reverses Christie, approves $7.5M for women's health

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New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation setting aside about $7.5 million in funding for family-planning and women's health. More>>

Correction: Peanut Allergy Treatment story

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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. More>>

South Africa's new leader winning fans with morning exercise

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public. More>>

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

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An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague. More>>

'SNL' alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor

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'Saturday Night Live' alum Colin Quinn exercises his wit days after heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule, tweets he's starting list of those friends and foes who haven't checked in on him yet. More>>

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

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A growing number of states are considering laws allowing courts to temporarily remove guns from people considered to be dangerous. More>>

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

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Health officials say this nasty flu season, which has been surging for months, may be leveling off. More>>

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

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The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control. More>>

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza. More>>

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Report details harm to Cuba diplomats but offers no cause

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Doctors are releasing the first detailed medical reports about concussion-like symptoms suffered in what the State Department has called health attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba. More>>

Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit

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The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. More>>

Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

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Patricia Frustaci, a Southern California woman who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children, has died. More>>

Soda on children's menus could fizz out in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire restaurants would no longer be allowed to offer soda as a beverage choice for children's meals under a bill before a House committee. More>>

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

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A surge in infants born in the U.S. with withdrawal symptoms from their mothers' opioid use has outpaced science on how best to treat them. More>>

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

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The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More>>

Gov't says health costs to keep growing faster than economy

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Gov't says U.S. health care spending will keep growing faster than the overall economy through 2026. More>>

Italy court sends right-to-die case to Constitutional Court

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A court in Milan has asked Italy's Constitutional Court to rule in the case of a right-to-die advocate who brought a well-known DJ to an assisted suicide clinic in Switzerland to die after he was paralyzed in a car crash. More>>

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus? Video included

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Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More>>

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

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Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana lawslaws. More>>

Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned

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Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. More>>

Gates focuses on schools while examining US poverty issues Video included

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Bill and Melinda Gates, the world's foremost philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront their unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with. More>>

Dutch law to make everyone organ donors unless they opt out

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Dutch senators have approved a new law that makes everybody a potential organ donor unless they decide to opt out of the system. More>>

Number of lawsuits challenging opioid industry still growing

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The number of lawsuits continues to grow in a combined federal challenge of drug companies' role in the opioid crisis. More>>

Swiss govt seeks to bar minors from tanning salons

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The Swiss government says minors should be barred from using tanning salons because of the long-term risk that radiation from ultraviolet beds could cause skin cancer. More>>

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

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The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More>>

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

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Doctors pull 14 worms from eye of Oregon woman in rare case of infection spread by flies. More>>

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, officials say

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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the number of measles cases across the continent tripled last year and is continuing to cause new outbreaks due to low immunization rates. More>>

Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

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A report by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that drugmakers with the biggest-selling opioid painkillers contributed $10 million over six years to outside groups that could help spread their message. More>>

Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

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Marijuana users' April 20 holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes. More>>

Nigeria reports 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever; 37 dead

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Nigeria reports up to 450 suspected cases of Lassa fever this year; 37 confirmed dead. More>>

Hospital OKs agreement with Ohio city's last abortion clinic

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Gloria Steinem is weighing in to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. More>>

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

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Purdue Pharma, which has made billions from the pain drug OxyContin, said it will stop promoting opioid pain drugs to doctors. More>>

Trump's big promises on drug costs followed by modest steps

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Trump has made big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is moving toward relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. More>>

Romanian study: Half-day old snow is safe to eat

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A Romanian university has published the results of a study on how safe it is to eat snow. More>>

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

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US flu season, still worsening, is now as bad as the height of the 2009 swine flu pandemic. More>>

Trump aims to reduce drug costs under Medicare

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Drug companies would bear a bigger share of Medicare's costs under the congressional budget deal. More>>

The Latest: Trump aims to reduce drug costs under Medicare

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Trump making first proposal to cut cost of prescription drugs for Medicare recipients. More>>

Trump proposes reduction of drug costs under Medicare

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Trump making first proposal to cut cost of prescription drugs for Medicare recipients. More>>

Insulin quality questions have diabetes experts scrambling

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A tiny study suggests insulin vials don't contain as much as stated, prompting plans for a bigger study to reassure patients. More>>

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

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Ankle, knee injuries can lead to arthritis even in younger adults, and animal research points to possible future protection. More>>

On drug costs, modest steps follow Trump's big promises

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President Donald Trump has made big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is moving toward relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates. More>>

AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018

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AP count: Nearly 11.8M enroll for Obama health law in 2018, only 3 percent less than last year despite Trump's repeal push. More>>

Kentucky hopes website will track Medicaid work requirements

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Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid and now the state has to build a website that works. More>>

Professor reprimanded over selfie with severed heads

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A newly released document shows a top University of Connecticut dental school professor was reprimanded over a selfie showing him and several students with two severed heads used for medical research. More>>

88-year-old man who tried to kill wife with hammer sentenced

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88-year-old man who tried to kill his wife with a hammer at her New York nursing home sentenced to 6 months in jail; tells judge he wanted to end wife's suffering from dementia. More>>

West African nation of Guinea reports Lassa fever death

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West African nation of Guinea reports 1st Lassa fever death in nearly 25 years. More>>

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  • Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

    Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-02-24 00:10:32 GMT
    A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post and is being questioned but is not under arrest.More >>
    A law enforcement official says former Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin was taken into Los Angeles police custody after a threatening Instagram post and is being questioned but is not under arrest.More >>
  • Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

    Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:09 PM EST2018-02-24 00:09:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump gestures as he makes a joke about his hair during remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump gestures as he makes a joke about his hair during remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Oxon Hill, Md.
    Now it can be told: President Donald Trump goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.More >>
    Now it can be told: President Donald Trump goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo.More >>
  • California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    California parents face new charges in kids' torture case

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:07 PM EST2018-02-24 00:07:23 GMT
    (Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...(Mike Blake/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018 file photo, Louise Turpin appears in court in Riverside, Calif. David and Louse Turpin, who are charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them, are schedu...
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.More >>
    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court.More >>
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