Public health

April 11, 2018 - 6:57 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the country's largest American Indian tribes is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused the opioid crisis. The Navajo Nation's lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico seeks unspecified...
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FILE - This 2016 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the Zika virus, in red, about 40 nanometers in diameter. A study released on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 suggests although signs of Zika infection can be seen in men’s semen for nearly a year, the risk of sexual transmission appears to fade in just one month. (Cynthia Goldsmith/CDC via AP)
April 11, 2018 - 5:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Signs of Zika infection can be seen in semen for as long as nine months, but the risk of sexual transmission appears to end in one month, according to a study published Wednesday. The study suggests health officials have been overly cautious in advising couples to abstain from sex...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2016 file photo, a man holds a bag of synthetic marijuana in Houston. In a report released Tuesday, April 10, 2018, fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and sickened more than 100 others in the past month. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 4:28 pm
Fake marijuana likely contaminated with rat poison has killed three people in Illinois and caused severe bleeding in more than 100 others, including a few in four other states. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide that patients with severe,...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:47 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian farm has recommenced selling cantaloupes despite the melons being blamed for an outbreak of the deadly listeria bacteria that the World Health Organization said had killed seven people and caused a miscarriage in Australia. The United Nations agency said...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chantix and Zyban, two heavily promoted smoking cessation drugs, are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
April 09, 2018 - 12:35 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe...
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April 08, 2018 - 2:06 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal. Dozens of workers demolishing a...
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A police officer secures the crime scene after a car crashed into a group of people leaving several dead in Muenster, Germany, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ferdinand Ostrop)
April 07, 2018 - 2:58 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the vehicle that has crashed into a crowd in the German city of Muenster (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Outside Muenster University Hospital, a long queue has formed of people wanting to give blood after the hospital put an urgent call out for donations. The call came...
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FILE- This Sept. 7, 2017 file photo shows a box of Narcan spray displayed after a news conference in Cincinnati. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said in a news conference in Atlanta, Thursday, April 5, 2018, that he wants more Americans to starts carrying Narcan, an overdose antidote, in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 05, 2018 - 4:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:47 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Fabian V. Filipp, University of California, Merced (THE CONVERSATION) Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:45 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Joe Arvai, University of Michigan (THE CONVERSATION) In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of...
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