Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home
Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home

Italian media are reporting that an infant boy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home.

March 24th, 9:21 AM EDT
New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis
New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana.

March 24th, 10:31 AM EDT
California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria
California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria

A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados distributed across the U.S. over possible listeria contamination.

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Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer
Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Birth of a monkey highlights experimental technology to preserve fertility when boys undergo cancer treatment.

March 21st, 2:11 PM EDT
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

Ohio's health department is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group.

March 22nd, 2:21 PM EDT
UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'
UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months.

March 22nd, 6:41 AM EDT
Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill
Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

The company that operates a petrochemical tank farm near Houston where a days-long fire damaged several tanks says it's working to remove flammable product without allowing dangerous fumes to again escape into the air.

March 22nd, 3:01 PM EDT
FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety
FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

FDA meeting to review the safety of breast implants, recommend next steps.

March 24th, 8:31 AM EDT
Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed
Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed.

March 21st, 4:11 PM EDT
Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

The U.S. military hopes that humans can learn toughness from tiny 'water bears' that survive 300-degree heat, Antarctic cold and even the vacuum of space.

March 20th, 1:21 PM EDT
Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health
Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans.

March 21st, 11:11 AM EDT
US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused
US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

U.S. medical advisers say medications to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused.

March 20th, 2:21 PM EDT
EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water
EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

The Environmental Protection Agency's new administrator says unsafe drinking water is "probably the biggest environmental threat" the world faces.

March 20th, 8:41 AM EDT
Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times.

March 19th, 7:41 PM EDT
Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears
Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

March 22nd, 7:01 AM EDT
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

March 20th, 6:01 PM EDT
Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law
Mississippi governor signs 'heartbeat' abortion law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he is not worried about lawsuits the state prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

March 21st, 7:01 AM EDT
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer.

March 19th, 5:51 PM EDT
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression, the most common childbirth complication.

March 19th, 6:51 PM EDT
UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'
UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

Experts convened by the World Health Organization call for the creation of a database of gene-editing research.

March 19th, 1:51 PM EDT
Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases
Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

Philadelphia health officials say they've now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University.

March 20th, 7:51 AM EDT
San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review
San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that some say aggressively target kids.

March 19th, 6:22 PM EDT
APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund
APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

Inaction by Congress and the Trump administration is threatening a fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung.

March 19th, 2:11 PM EDT
Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery
Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Studies suggest newer heart valves can let many people avoid surgery.

March 16th, 1:51 PM EDT
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed.

March 16th, 10:11 AM EDT
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

March 15th, 2:41 PM EDT
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product.

March 15th, 2:41 PM EDT
The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate
The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

Scientists report that the way most of us speak today has been shaped in part by what our ancestors ate.

March 14th, 2:11 PM EDT
Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk
Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

Report says pills can have ingredients like gluten, lactose or dyes that may cause problems for some patients.

March 13th, 3:51 PM EDT
Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies
Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

An international group of scientists and ethicists is calling for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes.

March 13th, 2:11 PM EDT
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online.

March 13th, 9:51 AM EDT
More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe
More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe

Authorities say a police officer and three firefighters are among seven people recently charged in a $50 million prescription drug scheme that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas.

March 15th, 2:01 PM EDT
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic.

March 14th, 10:01 AM EDT
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that made billions selling OxyContin says it is considering bankruptcy protection as trial dates for opioid lawsuits get closer.

March 13th, 4:41 PM EDT
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Researchers say they have traced a cluster of rare infections to blood-shedding religious rituals.

March 13th, 12:31 PM EDT
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

March 15th, 2:31 PM EDT
Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos
Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

Claire's is recalling three makeup products after regulators warned people not to use them.

March 13th, 10:11 AM EDT
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

A Midwestern restaurant is using cooking oil made from soybeans gene edited to be healthier and longer lasting.

March 12th, 2:01 PM EDT
Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make
Blacks, Hispanics breathe more pollution than they make

A new study looking at pollution and race, finds that minorities breathe more dangerous air than they are responsible for making.

March 11th, 3:21 PM EDT
US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges
US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

Outreach teams seen as new best approach for outbreaks in homeless and drug users.

March 12th, 8:11 AM EDT
2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers
2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

Immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined.

March 12th, 7:41 PM EDT
WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight
WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

WHO: Attacks on Ebola treatment centers could reverse gains in Congo's fight against virus.

March 14th, 9:11 AM EDT
NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner
NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner

NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner starting next month.

March 12th, 1:11 PM EDT
Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school
Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school.

March 13th, 9:11 AM EDT
EU check of Polish slaughterhouses finds document issues
EU check of Polish slaughterhouses finds document issues

Poland's agriculture minister says that a European Commission's veterinary inspection has revealed irregularities in documents at slaughterhouses, but found no problems with the quality of the meat.

March 13th, 8:21 AM EDT
Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection
Tunisia: 12 infants die of hospital-acquired infection

Tunisia's interim health minister says 12 newborn babies have died while receiving care at a public maternity hospital.

March 11th, 12:11 PM EDT
US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon
US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges.

March 8th, 5:15 PM EST
In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon
In Dems' 'Medicare for All' battle cry, GOP sees '20 weapon

Republican strategists see 'Medicare for All' proposals from Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers gives them opening to use health care as 2020 campaign issue.

March 11th, 1:31 PM EDT
UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program
UnitedHealthcare broadens direct drug rebate program

UnitedHealthcare is expanding a program that will pass drugmaker rebates along to some customers.

March 12th, 7:01 AM EDT
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry

Candidate Trump promised not to cut Medicare but his payment cuts to hospitals prompt an outcry.

March 12th, 10:51 AM EDT
Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead
Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; mayor says a police officer killed.

March 9th, 8:45 AM EST
FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer
FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer

FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug for treating breast cancer.

March 8th, 6:35 PM EST
California man learns he's dying from doctor on robot video
California man learns he's dying from doctor on robot video

A Northern California family is devastated that their 78-year-old patriarch was told he didn't have long to live by a doctor appearing on a robot's video screen.

March 8th, 7:35 PM EST
Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire
Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors has ground to a halt in conservative Utah.

March 8th, 3:25 PM EST
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm.

March 8th, 1:45 PM EST
Correction: Facebook-Vaccine Misinformation story
Correction: Facebook-Vaccine Misinformation story

Social media giant Facebook says it will remove groups and pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations on its site.

March 7th, 3:05 PM EST
Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expands long-term care benefits
Sanders' 'Medicare for All' expands long-term care benefits

Sen. Bernie Sanders is raising the stakes of the "Medicare-for-all" debate by expanding his proposal to include long-term care.

March 8th, 1:55 PM EST
Arizona now oversees center where incapacitated woman raped
Arizona now oversees center where incapacitated woman raped

An embattled Phoenix long-term care facility where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth is now under state supervision.

March 8th, 5:25 PM EST
Flu may have peaked, but experts eye jump in nastier strain
Flu may have peaked, but experts eye jump in nastier strain

Flu may have peaked in U.S., but experts are eyeing a surge of cases from a nastier strain.

March 8th, 12:45 PM EST

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