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  • Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

    Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 12:18 AM EST2018-11-14 05:18:46 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 2:10 AM EST2018-11-14 07:10:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Federica Narancio). Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. "If...(AP Photo/Federica Narancio). Fred Gmitter, a geneticist at the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, right, visits a citrus grower in an orange grove affected by citrus greening disease in Fort Meade, Fla., on Sept. 27, 2018. "If...
    First foods made from gene-edited plants getting close to the grocery aisles, a different technology than today's GMOs but will shoppers buy?.>>
    First foods made from gene-edited plants getting close to the grocery aisles, a different technology than today's GMOs but will shoppers buy?.>>
  • Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

    Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-11-13 19:28:56 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 2:09 AM EST2018-11-14 07:09:02 GMT
    E-cigarette company Juul halts sales of flavors at stores to help keep them from kids.>>
    E-cigarette company Juul halts sales of flavors at stores to help keep them from kids.>>
  • No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

    No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:38 AM EST2018-11-13 16:38:46 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:50 AM EST2018-11-14 06:50:18 GMT
    Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products.>>
    Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products.>>
  • New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

    New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:08 AM EST2018-11-12 13:08:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-11-14 06:23:24 GMT
    New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life.>>
    New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life.>>
  • AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

    AP Interview: US VP's wife champions art therapy in Japan

    Monday, November 12 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-11-13 04:59:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-11-14 06:23:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara). Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
    Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump...>>
    Karen Pence, the vice president's wife, has announced a $54,000 grant at a Japanese university for studying art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has chosen as her cause under the Trump administration.>>
  • Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

    Amid drug crisis, spiritual first responders hit the streets

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:49 PM EST2018-11-13 03:49:25 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:23 AM EST2018-11-14 06:23:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jamie Casey, right, speaks with Brian Peets at a homeless camp in New Bedford, Mass., on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. “For 20 years I fought and fought and fought against myself. Because you’re y...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Jamie Casey, right, speaks with Brian Peets at a homeless camp in New Bedford, Mass., on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. “For 20 years I fought and fought and fought against myself. Because you’re y...
    Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis.>>
    Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis.>>
  • More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

    More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:08 AM EST2018-11-13 16:08:50 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-11-14 06:22:59 GMT
    The Trump administration allowing states to seek Medicaid funds to expand inpatient mental health.>>
    The Trump administration allowing states to seek Medicaid funds to expand inpatient mental health.>>
  • WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

    WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:58 PM EST2018-11-13 17:58:49 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-11-14 06:22:54 GMT
    The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current,...>>
    The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission.>>
  • Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

    Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:18 PM EST2018-11-13 19:18:58 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-11-14 06:22:52 GMT
    A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever _ $200 million.>>
    A corporate strategist from Michigan has given Mayo Clinic its largest gift ever _ $200 million.>>
  • More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

    More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:29 PM EST2018-11-13 18:29:02 GMT
    Wednesday, November 14 2018 1:22 AM EST2018-11-14 06:22:51 GMT
    (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC via AP). This 2014 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous, spheroid-shaped Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions. Doctors have suspected a mysterious ...(Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Yiting Zhang/CDC via AP). This 2014 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows numerous, spheroid-shaped Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) virions. Doctors have suspected a mysterious ...
    More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it.>>
    More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it.>>
  • Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

    Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

    Sunday, November 11 2018 1:09 PM EST2018-11-11 18:09:14 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:41 PM EST2018-11-14 03:41:53 GMT
    (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test in Augusta, Ga. The American Heart Association conference ending Monday, Nov. 12, 2...(Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP). FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test in Augusta, Ga. The American Heart Association conference ending Monday, Nov. 12, 2...
    Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems.>>
    Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems.>>
  • More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

    More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-11-12 13:28:46 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:22 PM EST2018-11-13 19:22:50 GMT
    A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using contraception, signifying progress in efforts to make women involved in family planning.>>
    A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using contraception, signifying progress in efforts to make women involved in family planning.>>
  • Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

    Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

    Saturday, November 10 2018 3:27 PM EST2018-11-10 20:27:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:02 PM EST2018-11-13 19:02:50 GMT
    (Amarin via AP). This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. Although fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower hea...(Amarin via AP). This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. Although fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower hea...
    Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D.>>
    Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D.>>
  • Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

    Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

    Saturday, November 10 2018 7:27 AM EST2018-11-10 12:27:33 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:41 PM EST2018-11-13 18:41:47 GMT
    Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases.>>
    Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases.>>
  • Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

    Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

    Friday, November 9 2018 1:17 AM EST2018-11-09 06:17:37 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-11-13 18:02:16 GMT
    Some 'Medicare Advantage' insurance plans to offer broader array of in-home support services next year.>>
    Some 'Medicare Advantage' insurance plans to offer broader array of in-home support services next year.>>
  • Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

    Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

    Friday, November 9 2018 5:17 AM EST2018-11-09 10:17:42 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-11-13 16:11:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File). 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 p...(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File). 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 p...
    Thailand's legislature has proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous...>>
    Thailand's legislature has proposed legal amendments that would allow 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.>>
  • Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

    Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:28 AM EST2018-11-13 14:28:42 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 10:03 AM EST2018-11-13 15:03:37 GMT
    German authorities say a male nurse is suspected of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more over a period of almost a year.>>
    German authorities say a male nurse is suspected of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more over a period of almost a year.>>
  • Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

    Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

    Friday, November 9 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-11-09 23:08:27 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 9:43 AM EST2018-11-13 14:43:49 GMT
    Utah has joined more than 30 other states in legalizing medical marijuana by passing a ballot measure that was opposed by influential Mormon leaders.>>
    Utah has joined more than 30 other states in legalizing medical marijuana by passing a ballot measure that was opposed by influential Mormon leaders.>>
  • Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

    Cross talk: Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

    Thursday, November 1 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-11-01 21:43:51 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 8:21 AM EST2018-11-13 13:21:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain in Philadelphia. Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study ...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain in Philadelphia. Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study ...
    Two US government agencies give conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation.>>
    Two US government agencies give conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation.>>
  • Dutch to prosecute doctor who euthanized woman with dementia

    Dutch to prosecute doctor who euthanized woman with dementia

    Friday, November 9 2018 8:27 AM EST2018-11-09 13:27:45 GMT
    Tuesday, November 13 2018 1:31 AM EST2018-11-13 06:31:21 GMT
    Dutch prosecutors say they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002.>>
    Dutch prosecutors say they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002.>>
  • Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule

    Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule

    Friday, November 9 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-11-09 20:37:05 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 3:21 PM EST2018-11-12 20:21:14 GMT
    A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's work requirement for Medicaid expansion enrollees.>>
    A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's work requirement for Medicaid expansion enrollees.>>
  • FDA approves return of popular Primatene Mist asthma inhaler

    FDA approves return of popular Primatene Mist asthma inhaler

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:27 PM EST2018-11-08 17:27:34 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 8:20 AM EST2018-11-12 13:20:59 GMT
    (Amphastar via AP). This undated product image provided by Amphastar shows Primatene Mist. A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, app...(Amphastar via AP). This undated product image provided by Amphastar shows Primatene Mist. A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, app...
    Primatene Mist asthma inhalers will soon return to store shelves after regulators OK an improved version.>>
    Primatene Mist asthma inhalers will soon return to store shelves after regulators OK an improved version.>>
  • FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

    FDA plans strict limits on sale of flavored e-cigarettes

    Thursday, November 8 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-11-09 03:47:50 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 12:42 AM EST2018-11-12 05:42:26 GMT
    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...>>
    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.>>
  • 1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

    1 death linked to ongoing turkey salmonella outbreak

    Thursday, November 8 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-11-08 20:30:30 GMT
    Saturday, November 10 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-11-10 20:30:53 GMT
    Federal health officials are reporting a death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey.>>
    Federal health officials are reporting a death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey.>>
  • Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

    Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-11-08 23:01:01 GMT
    Saturday, November 10 2018 9:09 AM EST2018-11-10 14:09:39 GMT
    A group that supports abortion rights is challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions.>>
    A group that supports abortion rights is challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions.>>
  • Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

    Toxic smog cloaks New Delhi morning after Diwali festivities

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:59 AM EST2018-11-08 05:59:57 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 9:50 PM EST2018-11-10 02:50:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.). 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 firecracke...(AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.). 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 firecracke...
    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.>>
    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.>>
  • More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

    More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-11-08 05:17:06 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 3:40 PM EST2018-11-09 20:40:45 GMT
    (Matt Freed /Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File). 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 me...(Matt Freed /Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File). 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 me...
    Survey shows more Americans are doing yoga and meditating, including kids.>>
    Survey shows more Americans are doing yoga and meditating, including kids.>>
  • Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

    Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out policy

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-11-07 23:09:48 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 12:10 PM EST2018-11-09 17:10:23 GMT
    A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections.>>
    A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections.>>
  • The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

    The Latest: Trump brushes off Obama book complaint about him

    Friday, November 9 2018 10:38 AM EST2018-11-09 15:38:59 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-11-09 15:41:44 GMT
    (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York.(Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Michelle Obama participates in the International Day of the Girl on NBC's "Today" show in New York.
    President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama's claim that she can't forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk.>>
    President Donald Trump is brushing off former first lady Michelle Obama's claim that she can't forgive him for campaign rhetoric that potentially put her family at risk.>>
  • Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

    Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 7:50 AM EST2018-11-07 12:50:21 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 5:30 AM EST2018-11-09 10:30:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Maika Elan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, a warning sign stands in a field contaminated with dioxin near Danang airport, during a ceremony marking the start of a project to clean up dioxin left over from the Vietnam War, at ...(AP Photo/Maika Elan, File). FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, a warning sign stands in a field contaminated with dioxin near Danang airport, during a ceremony marking the start of a project to clean up dioxin left over from the Vietnam War, at ...
    Vietnam and the United States have finished cleaning up dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.>>
    Vietnam and the United States have finished cleaning up dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.>>
  • With poo on a pedestal, Bill Gates talks toilet technology

    With poo on a pedestal, Bill Gates talks toilet technology

    Tuesday, November 6 2018 7:55 AM EST2018-11-06 12:55:57 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-11-09 06:30:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). Bill Gates, former Microsoft CEO and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures to a jar of human feces as he speaks at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. With a jar of human f...(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). Bill Gates, former Microsoft CEO and co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures to a jar of human feces as he speaks at the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. With a jar of human f...
    With a jar of human feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China.>>
    With a jar of human feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China.>>
  • Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

    Don't spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harms

    Monday, November 5 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-11-05 17:16:05 GMT
    Thursday, November 8 2018 11:31 PM EST2018-11-09 04:31:39 GMT
    Pediatricians' group strengthens advice against spanking and other physical punishment for kids.>>
    Pediatricians' group strengthens advice against spanking and other physical punishment for kids.>>
  • FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

    FDA OKs powerful opioid pill as alternative to IV painkiller

    Friday, November 2 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-11-02 18:03:38 GMT
    Thursday, November 8 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-11-08 23:01:15 GMT
    US regulators approve fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers in hospitals.>>
    US regulators approve fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers in hospitals.>>
  • Measles outbreak sparks warning from Polish health officials

    Measles outbreak sparks warning from Polish health officials

    Sunday, November 4 2018 6:34 AM EST2018-11-04 11:34:42 GMT
    Thursday, November 8 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-11-08 21:39:46 GMT
    Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after a number of cases of measles were reported in the region around Warsaw.>>
    Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after a number of cases of measles were reported in the region around Warsaw.>>
  • Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

    Feds say heroin, fentanyl remain biggest drug threat to US

    Friday, November 2 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-11-02 12:03:28 GMT
    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-11-08 17:31:33 GMT
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year.>>
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says opioid overdose deaths hit the highest level ever recorded in the United States last year.>>
  • ACLU objects to Hawaii retirement home assisted suicide ban

    ACLU objects to Hawaii retirement home assisted suicide ban

    Thursday, November 1 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-11-01 23:43:10 GMT
    Thursday, November 8 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-11-08 05:17:27 GMT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if...>>
    The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding that a Hawaii retirement home stop discriminating against non-Catholic residents and allow them to take advantage of the state's new medically assisted suicide law if they wish.>>
  • Most kids hurt on giant UK inflatable slide are discharged

    Most kids hurt on giant UK inflatable slide are discharged

    Sunday, November 4 2018 5:14 AM EST2018-11-04 10:14:40 GMT
    Wednesday, November 7 2018 7:48 PM EST2018-11-08 00:48:06 GMT
    British police say seven of the eight children hurt when they fell from an inflatable slide at a funfair in southern England have been discharged from hospitals.>>
    British police say seven of the eight children hurt when they fell from an inflatable slide at a funfair in southern England have been discharged from hospitals.>>
  • UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

    UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

    Thursday, November 1 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-11-02 02:13:26 GMT
    Wednesday, November 7 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-11-08 00:19:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe). In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photo, school children gather around street vendors outside their school in Bangkok, Thailand. A report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization released Friday, Nov. 2,  sa...(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe). In this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, photo, school children gather around street vendors outside their school in Bangkok, Thailand. A report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization released Friday, Nov. 2, sa...
    A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling.>>
    A United Nations report says some 486 million people are malnourished in Asia and the Pacific and progress in alleviating hunger is stalling.>>
  • UK sports minister quits over delays to gambling reform

    UK sports minister quits over delays to gambling reform

    Thursday, November 1 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-11-01 18:23:09 GMT
    Tuesday, November 6 2018 9:38 AM EST2018-11-06 14:38:11 GMT
    Britain's sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines.>>
    Britain's sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines.>>
  • Federal health care website up and running after slow start

    Federal health care website up and running after slow start

    Thursday, November 1 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-11-01 14:43:13 GMT
    Monday, November 5 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-11-05 17:28:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance starts Thursday, and for a change the outlook for the prog...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health insurance starts Thursday, and for a change the outlook for the prog...
    The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act got off to a slow start Thursday on the first day of open enrollment.>>
    The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act got off to a slow start Thursday on the first day of open enrollment.>>
  • Groundskeeper accepts reduced $78 million Monsanto verdict

    Groundskeeper accepts reduced $78 million Monsanto verdict

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 8:12 PM EDT2018-11-01 00:12:59 GMT
    Monday, November 5 2018 2:07 AM EST2018-11-05 07:07:04 GMT
    (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018 file photo, Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. A Northern California groundskeeper say...(Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018 file photo, Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. A Northern California groundskeeper say...
    A Northern California groundskeeper says he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer.>>
    A Northern California groundskeeper says he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer.>>
  • More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery

    More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-10-31 21:13:21 GMT
    Sunday, November 4 2018 6:26 AM EST2018-11-04 11:26:14 GMT
    (NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center). This undated microscope image provided by the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in October 2018 shows squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, the most common ...(NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center). This undated microscope image provided by the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in October 2018 shows squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, the most common ...
    New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version.>>
    New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version.>>
  • Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

    Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-10-31 18:12:26 GMT
    Friday, November 2 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-11-02 19:45:00 GMT
    (Van Andel Research Institute via AP). This microscope image provided by the Van Andel Research Institute in October 2018 shows an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease clumped inside the appendix. New research suggests Parkinson’s...(Van Andel Research Institute via AP). This microscope image provided by the Van Andel Research Institute in October 2018 shows an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease clumped inside the appendix. New research suggests Parkinson’s...
    Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start in the gut, not the brain.>>
    Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start in the gut, not the brain.>>
  • Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

    Families take step toward suing EPA for toxic paint stripper

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-10-31 20:42:32 GMT
    Friday, November 2 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-11-02 16:35:08 GMT
    The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the product from the market.>>
    The mothers of two men killed by a toxic paint stripper have taken a first step toward suing the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to take quick action to remove the product from the market.>>
  • 10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

    10th patient dies at pediatric facility in viral outbreak

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-10-31 22:22:40 GMT
    Friday, November 2 2018 3:04 AM EDT2018-11-02 07:04:51 GMT
    Patients at a second New Jersey pediatric facility have been found to have a respiratory virus, but authorities say it's a different strain from the one linked to nine deaths.>>
    Patients at a second New Jersey pediatric facility have been found to have a respiratory virus, but authorities say it's a different strain from the one linked to nine deaths.>>
  • US rejects Wisconsin's drug-testing plan for Medicaid

    US rejects Wisconsin's drug-testing plan for Medicaid

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 5:42 PM EDT2018-10-31 21:42:33 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-11-02 00:14:43 GMT
    President Donald Trump's administration has rejected Gov. Scott Walker's plan to require drug screening and testing for adults on Medicaid with no dependent children.>>
    President Donald Trump's administration has rejected Gov. Scott Walker's plan to require drug screening and testing for adults on Medicaid with no dependent children.>>
  • Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

    Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

    Thursday, November 1 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-11-01 19:25:05 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-11-01 22:16:21 GMT
    Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.>>
    Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.>>
  • Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called 'healthy'

    Gum, bottled water, pizza bagels want to be called 'healthy'

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 10:02 AM EDT2018-10-30 14:02:38 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-11-01 21:55:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2017, file photo shows Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars ha...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2017, file photo shows Kind snack bars on display at a supermarket in New York. The government’s definition of healthy came under scrutiny in late 2015, when the FDA warned Kind that its snack bars ha...
    Chewing gum, bottled water and maybe even pizza bagels are hoping to call themselves "healthy".>>
    Chewing gum, bottled water and maybe even pizza bagels are hoping to call themselves "healthy".>>
  • US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

    US steps up scrutiny of funds for asbestos exposure victims

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-10-31 04:42:30 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-11-01 21:15:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of ...(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, the Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington is photographed early in the morning. The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds out of ...
    The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.>>
    The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.>>
  • Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

    Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-10-30 15:12:37 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-11-01 19:06:16 GMT
    (James Buck/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene where police say a woman was critically injured after being struck by a minivan on Halloween night while trying to cross the...(James Buck/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene where police say a woman was critically injured after being struck by a minivan on Halloween night while trying to cross the...
    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.>>
    Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger.>>
  • Virginia expands Medicaid, big victory for Democratic leader

    Virginia expands Medicaid, big victory for Democratic leader

    Thursday, November 1 2018 8:02 AM EDT2018-11-01 12:02:53 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-11-01 15:45:13 GMT
    About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid.>>
    About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid.>>
  • Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

    Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-10-31 15:32:25 GMT
    Thursday, November 1 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-11-01 11:54:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Gay). Contractor Mike Hewitt poses for a photo at a job site in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Hewitt, a self-employed home remodeling contractor covered by Obamacare who is planning to renew, fell off a roof a few years ago and ...(AP Photo/Eric Gay). Contractor Mike Hewitt poses for a photo at a job site in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Hewitt, a self-employed home remodeling contractor covered by Obamacare who is planning to renew, fell off a roof a few years ago and ...
    'Obamacare' sign-ups begin Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice.>>
    'Obamacare' sign-ups begin Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice.>>
  • San Diego hepatitis A outbreak ends after 2 years

    San Diego hepatitis A outbreak ends after 2 years

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-10-30 22:04:14 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-10-31 23:33:59 GMT
    San Diego County health authorities say an outbreak of hepatitis A that began two years ago has ended.>>
    San Diego County health authorities say an outbreak of hepatitis A that began two years ago has ended.>>
  • UN demands immediate halt to attacks in Ebola areas in Congo

    UN demands immediate halt to attacks in Ebola areas in Congo

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-10-30 16:32:30 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-10-31 22:05:51 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in Congo that are jeopardizing the response to the Ebola outbreak.>>
    The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an immediate halt to attacks by armed groups in Congo that are jeopardizing the response to the Ebola outbreak.>>
  • Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

    Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says

    Monday, October 29 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-10-29 15:11:55 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-10-31 21:16:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass, File). FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor's table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent ...(AP Photo/Philip Kamrass, File). FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2013, file photo, handguns are displayed on a vendor's table at an annual gun show in Albany, N.Y. In a study looking at data from 2006-14, serious gun injuries including many from assaults sent ...
    Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years.>>
    Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years.>>
  • Training teams sent to centers amid deadly viral outbreaks

    Training teams sent to centers amid deadly viral outbreaks

    Monday, October 29 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-10-29 17:12:00 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-10-31 21:16:10 GMT
    New Jersey health officials are sending infection-control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist with training amid viral and bacterial outbreaks that killed a combined 10 people.>>
    New Jersey health officials are sending infection-control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist with training amid viral and bacterial outbreaks that killed a combined 10 people.>>
  • Utah woman gives birth in middle of intersection

    Utah woman gives birth in middle of intersection

    Monday, October 29 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-10-29 18:22:04 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-10-31 18:13:41 GMT
    A Utah woman is crediting twin sisters for helping deliver her baby as she was stopped at an intersection.>>
    A Utah woman is crediting twin sisters for helping deliver her baby as she was stopped at an intersection.>>
  • Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

    Bid to ban state funds for abortions tests open Oregon laws

    Monday, October 29 2018 2:03 PM EDT2018-10-29 18:03:59 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-10-31 16:35:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2018, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, left, poses for photos with supporters after a rally in Portland, Ore. A measure to ban the use of state funds to pay for abortions is on the ballot in Oregon, the state wi...(AP Photo/Don Ryan). In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2018, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, left, poses for photos with supporters after a rally in Portland, Ore. A measure to ban the use of state funds to pay for abortions is on the ballot in Oregon, the state wi...
    A measure on the Oregon ballot would ban the use of state funding for abortions.>>
    A measure on the Oregon ballot would ban the use of state funding for abortions.>>
  • EU lists air pollution hotspots as UN warns on child health

    EU lists air pollution hotspots as UN warns on child health

    Monday, October 29 2018 8:11 AM EDT2018-10-29 12:11:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-10-31 07:26:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to...(AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to...
    The European Union's environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc's limits and guidelines from the U.N. health agency.>>
    The European Union's environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc's limits and guidelines from the U.N. health agency.>>
  • Police crack down on Barcelona heroin dens, arrest 55

    Police crack down on Barcelona heroin dens, arrest 55

    Monday, October 29 2018 1:12 PM EDT2018-10-29 17:12:07 GMT
    Wednesday, October 31 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-10-31 07:25:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Joan Monfort). Catalan police officers detain two suspicious during anti-drug trafficking operation in Barcelona downtown, Spain, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. At least 30 people were arrested Monday in downtown Barcelona during a massive crackdown ...(AP Photo/Joan Monfort). Catalan police officers detain two suspicious during anti-drug trafficking operation in Barcelona downtown, Spain, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. At least 30 people were arrested Monday in downtown Barcelona during a massive crackdown ...
    Police in Barcelona say that a massive crackdown on squatted apartments used for trafficking and consuming heroin and other drugs is underway in the city center.>>
    Police in Barcelona say that a massive crackdown on squatted apartments used for trafficking and consuming heroin and other drugs is underway in the city center.>>
  • Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

    Shoppers may face hard choices again on health marketplaces

    Sunday, October 28 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-10-28 14:11:08 GMT
    Tuesday, October 30 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-10-30 20:23:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Jodi Smith Lemacks, left, works with her son, Joshua, in their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son Joshua from heart spe...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Jodi Smith Lemacks, left, works with her son, Joshua, in their home in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Lemacks is nervous about changing or losing her job because that could mean cutting off her son Joshua from heart spe...
    Shoppers may face hard choices again on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces.>>
    Shoppers may face hard choices again on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces.>>
  • Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

    Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

    Friday, October 26 2018 12:36 AM EDT2018-10-26 04:36:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 30 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-10-30 15:14:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
    Just ahead of midterms, President Donald Trump announces plan to help lower prescription drug prices.>>
    Just ahead of midterms, President Donald Trump announces plan to help lower prescription drug prices.>>
  • US says no radiation released in steam leak at nuclear site

    US says no radiation released in steam leak at nuclear site

    Friday, October 26 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-10-26 20:14:02 GMT
    Tuesday, October 30 2018 10:15 AM EDT2018-10-30 14:15:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes). FILE: In this file photo from Tuesday, May 9, 2017, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Officials have ordered some workers at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste site to go inside and...(AP Photo/Manuel Valdes). FILE: In this file photo from Tuesday, May 9, 2017, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Officials have ordered some workers at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste site to go inside and...
    Officials have ordered some workers at a nuclear weapons production site in Washington state to stay inside because steam escaped from a tunnel filled with radioactive waste.>>
    Officials have ordered some workers at a nuclear weapons production site in Washington state to stay inside because steam escaped from a tunnel filled with radioactive waste.>>
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