Health

March 05, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration wants to more than double the number of packages his agency inspects for illicit drugs, an effort to stem a deadly flow of opioids that increasingly runs through the international mail supply. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Monday...
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FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, a Lyft logo is installed on a Lyft driver's car next to an Uber sticker in Pittsburgh. Lyft and Uber are expanding deeper into health care by offering to take more patients to and from non-emergency medical appointments in markets around the country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
March 05, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: Getting a ride to the doctor. The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to...
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In this March 2, 2018, photo, Christine Sheppard works with her loom in her home in Oceanside, Calif. Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto. Sheppard, among those suing Monsanto, said she sprayed Roundup for years to control weeds on her Hawaii coffee farm. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2018 - 2:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer — agribusiness giant Monsanto. Now, a federal judge in San Francisco is conducting...
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In this March 2, 2018, photo, Christine Sheppard works with her loom in her home in Oceanside, Calif. Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto. Sheppard, among those suing Monsanto, said she sprayed Roundup for years to control weeds on her Hawaii coffee farm. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
March 05, 2018 - 2:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a hearing in San Francisco on lawsuits claiming the active ingredient in the Roundup weed killer can cause cancer(all times local): 11:30 a.m. A federal judge has commenced a hearing to reviewing claims that the active ingredient in Monsanto's widely used weed...
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Chart shows the sluggish decline of payments to farmers for milk; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
March 03, 2018 - 10:55 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — When some Northeast dairy farmers received their milk checks last month, their dairy cooperative included a list of mental health services and a suicide prevention hotline. It was an alarming sign of the financial stress small dairy farms are enduring. The Agri-Mark Inc...
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An ice climber on the downfall at Kinder Downfall, High Peak in Derbyshire, north England, Thursday March 1, 2018. Persistent snow and freezing conditions are causing delays in many parts of Britain, with roads and train service hit particularly hard. Emergency officials said many drivers had to be rescued from stranded vehicles. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 10:17 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather hitting Europe (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Winter weather is halting all flights in and out of Dublin Airport, with authorities saying they are unlikely to resume until Saturday. The airport says Aer Lingus, Ryanair and other carriers are suspending...
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Cars in snowy conditions on the A192 road near Blyth, north east England, Thursday March 1, 2018. Persistent snow and freezing conditions are causing delays in many parts of Britain, with roads and train service hit particularly hard. Emergency officials said many drivers had to be rescued from stranded vehicles. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 9:54 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather hitting Europe (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The World Health Organization says the cold weather hitting Europe poses health risks, particularly to people in vulnerable situations. The agency's European head, Zsuzsanna Jakab, says the cold, even when...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli, center, leaves federal court in New York. A judge has ruled that "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli was responsible for nearly $10.5 million in losses in his securities fraud case. The amount set on Monday by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto could result in a harsher punishment for Shkreli at his March 9 sentencing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 28, 2018 - 9:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli admitted that he was "very far from blameless" in a letter to a judge asking for leniency, according to court filings. "I was wrong, I was a fool. I should have known better," Shkreli wrote in his letter to Brooklyn federal court Judge Kiyo Matsumoto. "I...
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February 28, 2018 - 7:29 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Health authorities say a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has reached a record high and there are suspected cases in neighboring Benin as well. Nigeria has reported 317 confirmed cases in two months, more than the total for all of last year. The World Health Organization says...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2002, file photo, members of the U.S. Army's High Altitude Rescue Team from Fort Wainwright Army Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, unload supplies from the team's CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the National Park Service's 7,000-foot level Mount McKinley base camp on the Kahiltna Glacier near Talkeetna, Alaska. The National Park Service is considering new rules for the disposal of human waste generated by climbers on North America's tallest mountain, Denali. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
February 28, 2018 - 2:40 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably is not decomposing the human waste. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist,...
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