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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, a police officer shows buds of marijuana before a news conference Bangkok, Thailand. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, submitted amendments that would put marijuana and the plant kratom, popular locally as a stimulant and painkiller, into a legal category that would allow for their licensed possession and distribution under regulated conditions. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
November 09, 2018 - 5:13 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to...
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The U.S. Medicare Handbook is photographed Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Washington. Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private ‘Medicare Advantage’ insurance plans. It’s a sign of potentially big changes for Medicare. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing...
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November 09, 2018 - 1:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing...
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November 09, 2018 - 1:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private "Medicare Advantage" insurance plans. It's a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare. The shift reflects a...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018, file photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Massachusetts. The Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. FDA officials tell The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Nov. 8, the actions are expected to be announced as early as the following week. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 08, 2018 - 11:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to require strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. FDA officials told The Wall Street Journal on...
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November 08, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is planning on requiring strict limits on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, including age verification controls for online sales, in an effort to curtail their use among children and teenagers. FDA officials tell The Wall Street Journal on...
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November 08, 2018 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn't have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164...
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Indians light fire crackers wearing masks to fight pollution as they celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. India's top court recently ruled that only less polluting firecrackers should be manufactured and sold. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
November 08, 2018 - 12:38 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Toxic smog has shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali. With schools closed for holidays, many young children stayed indoors to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, yoga enthusiasts take part in the Pittsburgh Yoga Expo, at the Pittsburgh Opera building in Pittsburgh. A new report says more Americans are doing yoga and meditation - including kids. A government survey last year found 14 percent of adults said they had recently done yoga, and the same percentage had recently done meditation. That’s up from 9.5 percent and 4 percent from a similar survey that was conducted five years earlier. For kids ages 4 through 17, the latest survey found 8 percent had recent done yoga, up from 3 percent. About 6 percent did meditation, which was similar to the earlier survey. (Matt Freed /Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
November 08, 2018 - 12:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you're among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A government survey conducted last year found 14 percent of adults said they had recently done yoga,...
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November 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
The nation's leading pediatricians' group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, substance abuse...
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