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Stories with subject: Health
  • new storyCollision again raises issue of concussions in World Cup 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:41 am

    MONTREAL - Germany coach Silvia Neid said forward Alexandra Popp did not have a concussion after banging heads with U.S. midfielder Morgan Brian in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal.

  • One-third of world's people still have no proper toilets 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 11:25 pm

    NEW DELHI - Toilets are taken for granted in the industrialized West, but still are a luxury for a third of the world's people who have no access to them, according to a report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

  • Gov. Inslee signs recreational marijuana reform bill 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:11 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state's recreational marijuana law has a new tax structure under a measure signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

  • Gov. Matt Mead creates panel to assess marijuana in Wyoming 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 8:31 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is creating a council to gauge the effects of marijuana usage in the state ahead of a push for a legalization initiative that could put the issue before voters next year.

  • Community Health reaches $20 million overbilling settlement 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:56 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - One of Indiana's largest health and hospital networks reached a $20.3 million settlement with the federal government to resolve allegations of overbilling the Medicaid and Medicare programs for surgeries, the U.S. attorney announced Tuesday.

  • Alabama prison inmate tests positive for tuberculosis 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:44 pm

    ELMORE, Alabama - Alabama Department of Corrections officials say an inmate at a facility in Elmore has been quarantined after testing positive for tuberculosis.

  • What's next for California's contentious vaccine law story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.

  • Former death row inmate died of rare salivary gland cancer 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:23 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A man who spent 30 years on Nebraska's death row for two cult murders died of a rare cancer in his salivary glands, according to a death certificate obtained Tuesday.

  • Senate advances bill publishing school's vaccination rates 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:01 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - In an effort to tackle the high number of students using nonmedical waivers to opt out of vaccinations, Oregon Senators approved a measure Tuesday requiring all schools to publish their immunization rates and to break out the rates by disease.

  • Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.

  • New laws taking effect Wednesday impact drivers, smokers 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:59 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana drivers only have to renew their licenses every six years beginning Wednesday, but they'll have to pay more when they buy a car or seek a copy of their driving record.

  • Ex-Iowa egg farm manager gets probation after assisting feds 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 5:41 pm

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A former Iowa egg farm manager will avoid jail time after cooperating with investigators in a criminal prosecution stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak.

  • NC autism coverage mandate heading to House floor 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - An effort to require North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans to cover autism diagnosis and treatment has cleared what appears to be one of its final hurdles with a House panel's passage.

  • US appeals court upholds Virginia death sentence 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:25 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a Virginia inmate who claims he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled.

  • Oregon growers look forward to new era of retail marijuana 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:10 pm

    WILLIAMS, Oregon - On the third Thursday of each month, veteran medical marijuana growers and hopeful newbies gather in the old Williams Grange hall in a small rural Oregon valley long known for growing some of the best cannabis on the planet.

  • FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine products story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are considering whether to require new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine formulas used with e-cigarettes and other emerging tobacco products.

  • Liberia quarantines an area where new Ebola case appeared story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:57 pm

    MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian authorities on Tuesday quarantined two households after the corpse of a 17-year-old boy was found with Ebola, sparking fears the West African country could face another outbreak of the disease nearly two months after being declared Ebola-free.

  • Wednesday ends long wait for medical marijuana patients 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:56 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Patients and their parents will head into Minnesota's first medical marijuana clinic in Minneapolis at midnight Tuesday, eager to get a potentially promising new medicine as soon as July 1 hits.

  • Patients plan to speak next week at sentencing of cancer doc 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:56 pm

    DETROIT - The government says about two dozen patients or relatives of patients want to speak next week at the sentencing of a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave expensive, unnecessary treatments to hundreds of people.

  • US opening market to Argentina, Brazil beef imports 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina and Brazil are greeting news that they will soon be able to export fresh beef into the United States after a longtime ban.

  • OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company's harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.

  • Scores of laws take effect with new budget year Wednesday 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:30 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana's $10 billion budget for the next two years includes millions of dollars in new and expanded mental health care.

  • Complaint: Family detention can lead to psychological harm 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:51 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Detaining immigrant women and children who may have fled violence in their home country "creates or exacerbates" psychological trauma, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by immigrant rights groups with the Department of Homeland Security.

  • O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:22 pm

    NEW YORK - July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling bursts of color. They spew pollution, too.

  • Report urges major steps to help victims of cardiac arrest 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 1:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - Would you know what to do if you see someone collapse, not breathing - a loved one at home, a co-worker at the office, a stranger on the street? Far too many Americans die of cardiac arrest, and now a major new report urges a national campaign to improve survival in part by making sure more bystanders know how to help.