Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers
Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic.

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders.

August 13th, 11:24 am
Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot
Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California.

August 12th, 8:13 am
Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province
Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province

Congo's health ministry says Ebola spreads to 2nd province as experimental treatment begins.

August 14th, 8:31 am
White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'
White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.

August 12th, 10:37 pm
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain
Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight.

August 15th, 2:08 pm
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.

August 10th, 11:09 pm
Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO
Mayo Clinic names head of Florida campus as new CEO

Mayo Clinic will get a new president and chief executive at the end of the year when Dr. Gianrico Farrugia takes over from Dr. John Noseworthy.

August 10th, 10:09 am
Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone
Congo's latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

7 killed in rebel attack amid Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak; population sent fleeing.

August 11th, 7:29 am
Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years
Physician convicted of improper prescribing gets 4 years

A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs to patients who died of overdoses has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison.

August 13th, 4:01 am
Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination
Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination

The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade.

August 10th, 3:16 am
Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California
Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.

August 8th, 11:30 pm
Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide
Appeals court tells EPA to stop sales of harmful pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to stop sales of a widely used pesticide within two months.

August 9th, 9:20 pm
GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading
GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges.

August 8th, 7:04 am
Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer
Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer.

August 10th, 3:45 pm
Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids
Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose.

August 9th, 11:11 am
Report: Jump in deliveries involving moms hooked on opioids
Report: Jump in deliveries involving moms hooked on opioids

Health officials seeing jump in opioid-using pregnant women coming to hospitals.

August 9th, 10:25 am
Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms
Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some.

August 8th, 2:08 pm
Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement
Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago.

August 8th, 10:11 am
Judge won't bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site
Judge won't bar public from refuge that was once a nuke site

A judge has turned down a request to bar the public from a wildlife refuge in Colorado that was once part of a nuclear weapons plant.

August 9th, 2:17 pm
Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says
Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

Congo's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says; multiple armed groups a threat.

August 10th, 7:57 am
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes
No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always.

August 8th, 2:08 pm
Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss
Abortion activists vow to press fight despite Argentina loss

Argentina's Senate has rejected a bill to legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.

August 8th, 11:04 pm
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains.

August 9th, 11:00 am
KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training
KFC incident with deaf woman leads to sensitivity training

Management company of 270 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell franchises nationwide agrees to sensitivity training after incident in which a deaf woman said she felt she was mocked at a KFC in Mississippi.

August 9th, 3:39 pm
Famed California research center settles 2 gender bias suits
Famed California research center settles 2 gender bias suits

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in Southern California has settled two of three gender discrimination lawsuits filed by top female scientists.

August 8th, 2:41 pm
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak
Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's latest deadly outbreak; regional armed groups a concern.

August 8th, 4:58 am
Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'
Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out.

August 8th, 11:04 pm
China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns
China orders recall from overseas as vaccine scandal churns

China's National Health Commission says investigators have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by drugmaker Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. from domestic and overseas markets.

August 7th, 9:46 pm
Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems
Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

Researchers say the one in seven children of U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem.

August 7th, 10:10 am
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up.

August 7th, 6:13 am
Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion
Argentine Senate debates measure to legalize abortion

Argentina's Senate has begun a session to decide on legalizing elective abortions _ an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.

August 8th, 12:41 pm
Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women
Japan medical school confirms altering scores to limit women

A Tokyo medical school has confirmed it systematically altered entrance exam scores for years to keep out female applicants and ensure more men became doctors.

August 7th, 1:07 am
Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C
Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list.

August 6th, 2:09 pm
Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019
Cancer study of nuclear test site expected to finish in 2019

The National Cancer Institute says its long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019.

August 6th, 12:55 pm

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