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Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound musselsScientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels
The Associated Press12 hours ago
US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic potFederal health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Dancing, Rapping Doc Facing Malpractice LawsuitsSince-deleted YouTube videos of Dr. Windell Boutte dancing and singing around exposed patients in her operating room are sending chills throughout the patient community, reports CNN . The Atlanta plastic surgeon can be seen rapping, dancing while holding surgical instruments (minus gloves or mask), and cutting into an abdomen to the...
Newser12 hours ago
In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, paramedics wear protective suits as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus as they bury Valachekutti Mosa's body, died of the same virus, in Kozhikode, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. More than10 people have died of Nipah since an outbreak began earlier this month in Kerala, health officials say. There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause raging fevers, convulsions and vomiting, and kills up to 75 percent of people who come down with it. (AP Photo/K.Shijith)
Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south IndiaIndian officials say an outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread to any new areas but issued a series of warnings to people in stricken towns
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This April 15, 2011, file photo, shows a bottle of Johnson's baby powder. A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors on Thursday, May 24, 2018, awarded $4 million in punitive damages after finding that Johnson & Johnson acted with "malice, oppression or fraud." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuitA California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dr. Mae Dolendo, of the Philippines, talks about the expansion of a global outreach program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The hospital said that among several other nations, it is building relations in Russia, Myanmar, Cambodia and sub-Saharan Africa. Its research has already affected the Philippines, where Dolendo treats children with cancer in Davao City on the island of Mindanao. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
St. Jude: $100M for children with cancer global outreachSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee announces $100 million investment in global outreach to improve access to quality medical care for children with cancer worldwide
The Associated Press1 day ago
This undated photo provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Engineering in May 2018 shows a capsule packed with electronics and genetically engineered living cells in Cambridge, Mass. Researchers at MIT, who tested the swallowable device in pigs, say it correctly detected signs of bleeding. The results, published online Thursday, May 24, 2018 by the journal Science, suggest a smaller version of the capsule could eventually be used in humans to find signs of ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease or even colorectal cancer. (Lillie Paquette/MIT School of Engineering via AP)
Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alertScientists develop a swallowed capsule that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the gut
The Associated Press1 day ago
No stay of ruling that tossed California assisted-death lawAn appeals court has refused to block a court decision that says a California law allowing the terminally ill to end their lives was passed illegally
The Associated Press2 days ago
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrive to vote on a bill to expand private care for military veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VACongress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system
The Associated Press2 days ago
In Coal Country, a 'Slow-Rolling Disaster'In what one epidemiologist calls a "slow-rolling disaster," a new set of studies presented at an American Thoracic Society conference this week offered glum news for coal miners. Per NPR , more Appalachian miners are plagued by both early- and late-stage pneumoconiosis , or "black lung disease," than previous research suggested. Sifting...
Newser2 days ago
Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelvesUS health officials warn parents about the risks of some teething remedies; wants companies to stop selling them.
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking studyIn a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did
The Associated Press2 days ago
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