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In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. In a Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health says a person who recently vaped died after being hospitalized with "severe respiratory illness." The agency didn't give any other information about the patient, including a name or where the person lived. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vapingIllinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping
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Death Could Be Nation's First Connected to VapingA death in Illinois announced Friday by health officials could be the first in the nation connected to the use of e-cigarettes. The adult patient had vaped and was later hospitalized with severe respiratory illness, Fox News reports. No other information about the patient was released. "The severity of illness...
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In this Aug. 10, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic voters appear to be re-assessing their approach to health care, and pragmatic ideas are getting a closer look. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but in a recent poll, majorities of Democratic liberals and moderates said they would prefer to build on “Obamacare” to expand coverage.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health careDemocratic voters shift to the middle on health care as 'Medicare for All' loses some of its support
The Associated Press8 hours ago
First Big Study Finds a 'Polypill' Cuts Heart RisksThe idea has been around for two decades or so: Give people one pill containing different drugs to fight an array of heart ailments. Now, the first major long-term study of the concept is in the books—and researchers say it works, reports the BBC . The details are laid out...
Newser11 hours ago
Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreakSpanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization said Thursday Aug. 22, 2019, it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soonThe World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. According to a study published in the British journal Lancet on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, researchers say a cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to prevent heart problems. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study findsCheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, study finds
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A sign is displayed on the door of Planned Parenthood of Utah Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. About 39,000 people received treatment from Planned Parenthood of Utah in 2018 under a federal family planning program called Title X. The organization this week announced it is pulling out of the program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal programPlanned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising after it withdrew from a federal funding program rather than comply with a new abortion rule
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization said Thursday Aug. 22, 2019, it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soonThe World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment
The Associated Press1 day ago
North Dakota Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of a 2015 natural gas spill pipeline spill.;
North Dakota agency disregarded policy on spill reportingNorth Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done as cleanup continued
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FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-era patient confidentiality rules to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught up in the nation’s opioid epidemic. The idea is to make it easier to share a patient’s drug treatment history with doctors treating that person for other problems. That can stave off serious errors, such as unwittingly prescribing opioid painkillers to someone with a past history of dependence.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatmentFeds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment in an effort to promote coordinated care
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee gives his retirement speech during a board of trustees meeting in Columbus, Ohio. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research. Gee and Kasich will announce Citizens for Effective Opioid Treatment on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitalsWest Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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