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Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisisState governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Senate Dems question legality of Trump work requirementsSenate Democrats question legality of Trump administration policy that allows work requirements for Medicaid recipients
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Report: HHS to Offer 'Conscience Protections' for Medical StaffA planned Health and Human Services initiative would offer "conscience protections" for medical workers, and women's and LGBT rights advocates are teaming up with doctors' groups to push back against it before it's even announced. It appears a new civil rights division within the HHS would offer protections for doctors,...
Newser3 hours ago
This is a  July, 19, 2017 file photo of terminally-ill British Noel Conway, a 68-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, England. Conway has been granted permission on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. (Aaron Chown/ PA via AP, File)
Terminally ill Briton's bid for assisted death can proceedA terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case
The Associated Press3 hours ago
12-Year-Old Vomited at Dinner. He Was Dead 2 Days Later"I'm a mom. I'm supposed to protect my kids, and I couldn't," Jessica Decent-Doll tells WJBK . The Michigan mother says she has been left with a sense of guilt after her 12-year-old son Michael died last week just days after coming down with flu-like symptoms. Decent-Doll tells the Times Herald...
Newser10 hours ago
In this Jan. 16, 2018, photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Cognitive tests like the one President Donald Trump aced give doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions. They’re one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing, but by themselves they’re not enough to diagnose cognitive impairment. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
What about the memory test Trump aced? It's not for everyoneCognitive tests give doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M.  A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
Science panel backs lower drunken driving thresholdA prestigious scientific panel is recommending states significantly lower their drunken driving threshold, saying 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths a year are unacceptable and 'entirely preventable'
The Associated Press21 hours ago
This photo provided by Walmart shows a packet of DisposeRx. Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets of DisposeRx, which turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. Walmart announced Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies. (Courtesy of Walmart via AP)
Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gelWalmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Graphic shows timeline of pandemic flu and explains viral transmission; 3c x 5 1/2 inches; 146 mm x 139 mm;
Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemicScientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Women march to protest a plan in Poland's parliament to tighten the country's already restrictive abortion laws, in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Similar protests were also held in other Polish cities.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Women march in Polish cities to demand abortion rightsPolish abortion rights proponents, most of them women, are marching in Warsaw and other cities across Poland to express their opposition to a proposal in parliament to further tighten the country's already restrictive abortion law
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Searches at French baby milk maker after salmonella scareFrench authorities are searching five sites run by dairy giant Lactalis in an investigation into the botched recall of baby milk products after a salmonella scare
The Associated Press1 day ago
A boy cries as he gets a vaccine against yellow fever at a public health center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow feverWorld Health Organization includes all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever, recommending all foreign visitors be vaccinated as Brazil prepares for Carnival
The Associated Press1 day ago
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