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FILE - This Wednesday, May 6, 2015 file photo shows a warning label of strangulation risks from mini blind cords in Washington. According to a study released on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study saysChildren's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled over 26 years despite decades of safety concerns
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Officials: Patients at risk at Dallas psychiatric hospitalFederal officials have warned that patients at a Dallas psychiatric hospital are at risk two years after Texas regulators threatened to shut down the facility over safety problems
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, July 8, 2016, file photo, a prescription is filled at Pucci's Pharmacy, in Sacramento, Calif. Pharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America file suit Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in federal court in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Drug companies sue to block California drug price lawPharmaceutical companies are suing to block a new California law that would require them to give advance notice for big price increases
The Associated Press2 days ago
Bogus Glasses Damage Eyes of Eclipse ViewerExperts feared it would happen and, to one woman at least, it did. In JAMA Ophthalmology , doctors describe the case of New York's Nia Payne, who looked at August's total solar eclipse through unregulated eclipse glasses and ended up in the emergency room with a crescent-shaped spot obscuring much of...
Newser3 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, a flu vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Events Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, this year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
US flu season off to an early start; widespread in 7 statesHealth officials say flu season is underway; illnesses widespread in 7 states
The Associated Press3 days ago
One Woman's Story Illustrates Jarring Stat for Black WomenThe maternal mortality rate in the US is much higher than in other affluent countries, and a ProPublica story examines a major reason why: Black women in particular die far more often—at three or four times the rate—than white women in or after childbirth. Here is one way...
Newser3 days ago
FILE - In this file photo taken on Thursday, April 7, 2016, an old man fishes in a lake that connects to the nearby Techa River, near the village of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk region, Russia, which is polluted with radioactive waste from the Mayak nuclear plant. Mayak is a nuclear complex that has been responsible for at least two of the country's biggest radioactive accidents. Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there. (AP Photo/Katherine Jacobsen, File)
Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plantRussian authorities have denied that a radioactivity spike in Europe resulted from a nuclear fuel plant leak in the Urals, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. A study released on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 found that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify women who were likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Blood test may help predict which breast cancers will recurNew research suggests that a blood test five years after breast cancer treatment may help identify some women who are more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appear
The Associated Press3 days ago
Protesters display placards during a rally outside the Department of Health as they demand accountability for government officials involved in the controversial immunization of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia to more than 700,000 Filipino children Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The controversial vaccine, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur was put on hold by the Philippines last week after new study findings showed it posed risks of severe cases in people without previous infection. The controversy has prompted the Philippine Senate to conduct an investigation. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippines wants money back from Sanofi for dengue vaccineThe Philippine health chief says the government will demand a refund of $69.5 million from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed its dengue vaccine could expose some people to severe illness
The Associated Press3 days ago
Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO saysUganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, World Health Organization says
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
Prosecutors insist eye doc stole $136 million from MedicaidEither Dr. Salomon Melgen is one of the biggest Medicare swindlers ever or a penny ante thief. Those were the widely contrasting arguments made Thursday by prosecutors and Melgen's defense attorneys during a sentencing hearing in Florida
The Associated Press3 days ago
Ohio awards $10M to boost opioid, addiction breakthroughsOhio has awarded $10 million in grants to six companies and a university to support scientific breakthroughs that address the national opioid epidemic
The Associated Press3 days ago
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