Health

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, the generic version of Vicodin in Edmond, Okla. A report released Wednesday, May 31, 2017 traces how a short letter in a medical journal in 1980 helped sow the seeds of today's opioid epidemic by helping to convince doctors that these powerful painkillers carried less risk of addiction than they actually do. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
May 31, 2017 - 6:34 pm
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, a pharmacy tech poses for a picture with hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, the generic version of Vicodin in Edmond, Okla. A report released Wednesday, May 31, 2017 traces how a short letter in a medical journal in 1980 helped sow the seeds of today's opioid epidemic by helping to convince doctors that these powerful painkillers carried less risk of addiction than they actually do. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
May 31, 2017 - 6:34 pm
Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented. Doctors had been wary of opioids, fearing patients would get...
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In this May 26, 2017 photo, Lisa Dammert and her husband, Patrick, pose at their home in Franklin, Tenn. As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband let their health insurance lapse, putting them in a category with some 6 million Americans who have gone without coverage at times despite serious health problems. That group and millions of others who have had a gap in insurance could face higher charges under the Republican health care bill that recently passed the House. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 31, 2017 - 3:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while. If the Dammerts and some of the millions of...
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In this May 26, 2017 photo, Lisa Dammert and her husband, Patrick, pose at their home in Franklin, Tenn. As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband let their health insurance lapse, putting them in a category with some 6 million Americans who have gone without coverage at times despite serious health problems. That group and millions of others who have had a gap in insurance could face higher charges under the Republican health care bill that recently passed the House. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 31, 2017 - 3:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while. If the Dammerts and some of the millions of...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump claps as he arrives in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 4, 2017, in Washington, followed by Vice President Mike Pence after the House pushed through a health care bill. Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a “great plan,” but a new poll finds that three out of four Americans do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out May 31, 2017, from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found a growing share of the public concerned that the GOP’s American Health Care Act will have negative consequences for them personally by increasing their costs, making it harder to get and keep health insurance, or reducing quality. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 31, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has called the House-passed health care bill a "great plan," but a new poll finds that 3 out of 4 people in the United States do not believe it fulfills most of his promises. The poll out Wednesday from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation also found a...
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A man and a woman smoke cigarettes outside of an office building in Beijing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A decade-long study has found that most smokers in China, the world's largest consumer of tobacco, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2017 - 7:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated 316 million people smoke in China, almost...
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A man and a woman smoke cigarettes outside of an office building in Beijing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A decade-long study has found that most smokers in China, the world's largest consumer of tobacco, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2017 - 7:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated 316 million people smoke in China, almost...
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May 31, 2017 - 6:31 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is enforcing a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes, putting to an end to the country's status as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe. The ban, which applies to inside areas of bars and restaurants as well as public places like cinemas, was...
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May 31, 2017 - 6:31 am
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic is enforcing a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and cafes, putting to an end to the country's status as one of the last havens for tobacco smokers in Europe. The ban, which applies to inside areas of bars and restaurants as well as public places like cinemas, was...
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A man and a woman smoke cigarettes outside of an office building in Beijing, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A decade-long study has found that most smokers in China, the world's largest consumer of tobacco, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
May 31, 2017 - 5:55 am
BEIJING (AP) — Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated 316 million people smoke in China, almost...
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