Public health

President Donald Trump speaks at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018. Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic. The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H., Monday, March 19, 2018. Trump is in New Hampshire to unveil more of his plan to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 19, 2018 - 5:55 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty. "...
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March 19, 2018 - 5:18 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala. A statement from the Ministry of Health says the fake vaccines were discovered during routine checks at facilities in four districts. It says some...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, test cigarettes sit in a smoking machine in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
March 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked. The Food and Drug Administration floated the proposal last summer, but...
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March 15, 2018 - 10:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't addictive. The Food and Drug Administration estimates its plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1...
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March 15, 2018 - 10:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are taking the first step in a sweeping anti-smoking plan to drastically cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren't addictive. The Food and Drug Administration estimates its plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1...
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March 14, 2018 - 8:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overdose deaths in Native American communities have skyrocketed in the time the opioid epidemic has swept the U.S. and federal officials are looking for solutions. Native Americans and Alaska Natives saw a fivefold increase in overdose deaths between 1999 and 2015, Dr...
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Military personnel in gas masks prepare to remove a second ambulance from the South Western Ambulance Service station in Harnham, near Salisbury, England, Saturday March 10, 2018, as police and members of the armed forces probe the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal which took place Sunday. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the U.K. investigation into a Russian ex-spy's poisoning (all times local): 12:55 a.m. British health officials say the risk to public health after the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy remains low. Dr. Jenny Harries of Public Health England said Sunday there has been some...
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Police officers drag away a man during a demonstration in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Thousands of police have been deployed for protests in Rome, Milan and other Italian cities tasked with preventing clashes during an election campaign that has increasingly been marked by violence. At least a dozen marches, rallies or other protests were underway or about to start in several cities Saturday, on the last weekend that political rallies are allowed before the March 4 elections. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
February 24, 2018 - 9:20 am
ROME (AP) — Students opposing a neo-fascist party have scuffled with police in Milan at one of at least a dozen rallies being held across Italy on the last weekend for political action before the March 4 national election. Thousands of police have been deployed for protests Saturday in Rome, Milan...
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This undated photo provided by Dynavax on February 2018 shows vials of the Heplisav-B vaccine. It was licensed in the U.S., in November 2017 and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. (Ryan Skinner/Dynavax via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. But...
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