Health

November 30, 2017 - 7:56 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man suffering from chronic pain died two days after he obtained methadone with a prescription from a Veterans Affairs Department doctor, government investigators said Thursday, but they could not determine whether the drug contributed to his death. The VA inspector general...
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In this Nov. 20, 2017 photo attorney Carrye Washington stands in front of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif. where her client Saliou Ndiaye remains on life support. Washington wants the U.S. government to take her client, asylum-seeker Saliou Ndiaye, back into custody and oversee his medical care. Authorities freed Nadiaye, from Senegal, who is at the center after a reported suicide attempt. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
November 30, 2017 - 5:35 pm
COLTON, Calif. (AP) — As the eldest son among 15 children, Senegalese tailor Saliou Ndiaye was his family's greatest hope for a better life in a city rife with unemployment where many still travel by horse-drawn cart. He learned to sew as a child, and for years sent money to his parents - first,...
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November 30, 2017 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New federal data shows the number of U.S. children in foster care has increased for the fourth year in a row, with substance abuse by parents a major factor. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services was released Thursday. It counted 437,500 children in...
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In this Nov. 29, 2017 photo, Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Azar, nominated to take over the job of outgoing Health Secretary Tom Price, who resigned over his use of private jets, once defended a government official who spent public money on golf fees, steak dinners and Super Bowl tickets. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
November 30, 2017 - 1:52 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Azar, who's in line to replace a Trump Cabinet secretary who was forced out in controversy, is no stranger to sticky management problems. In Washington, he's been nominated to replace Tom Price, who resigned in September over questions about his use of private jets. Back in...
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November 30, 2017 - 11:12 am
PELHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig's disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46. The Anthony Senerchia Jr. ALS...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Nadia Gonzalez, enclosed in a mosquito net, recovers from a bout of dengue fever at a hospital in Luque, Paraguay. Drugmaker Sanofi said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, that its dengue vaccine _ the world’s first _ could put people at risk of severe disease if they haven’t previously been infected, according to new long-term data. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)
November 30, 2017 - 8:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world's first, should only be given to people who have previously been sickened by the virus, according to new long-term data. In a statement, Sanofi said it had recently examined six years of patient data. Scientists concluded that...
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November 30, 2017 - 12:00 am
US frees African asylum-seeker who's on life support US troops get freeze-dried plasma for battlefield bloodshed New, long-acting drugs cut frequency of migraine headaches 'Father of Black Psychology' Joseph L. White dies at 84 Man who sucker-punched man with cerebral palsy gets prison Expanding...
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November 29, 2017 - 7:17 pm
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who was caught on video sucker-punching a man with cerebral palsy outside a store was sentenced to three to six years in prison. A tearful Barry Robert Baker Jr. asked the judge for leniency during Wednesday's sentencing, saying he wanted to rebuild his life. "I want...
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Dr. John DiMuro, Nevada's former chief state medical officer, talks to a reporter in his Reno medical office, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Reno, Nevada. The anesthesiologist who has returned to private practice since he resigned Oct. 30 is defending the protocol he approved for the drugs scheduled to be used in Nevada's first execution in 11 years. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
November 29, 2017 - 6:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A scarcity of lethal injection drugs nationwide drove plans to use a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada's first execution in more than 11 years, the state's former top doctor told The Associated Press. In his first interview since resigning a month ago, Dr. John...
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November 29, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is pausing enforcement of an Obama-era plan to further reduce the amount of salt in school lunches. The Obama administration had set targets that envisioned school reducing the amount of sodium in school meals each year. But the...
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