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  • OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

    OECD predicts unsustainable rise in use of raw materials

    Monday, October 22 2018 5:24 AM EDT2018-10-22 09:24:15 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-10-23 11:39:33 GMT
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. 
    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment. 
  • Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

    Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

    Friday, October 19 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-10-19 22:29:29 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-10-23 11:39:13 GMT
    A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. 
    A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. 
  • Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

    Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

    Monday, October 22 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-10-22 16:05:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-10-23 11:27:21 GMT
    (David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP). In this Dec. 13, 2010 photo, Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who started one of the world's largest medical device companies in 1949, poses at the Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley, Minn. Medtronic said...(David Brewster/Star Tribune via AP). In this Dec. 13, 2010 photo, Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who started one of the world's largest medical device companies in 1949, poses at the Medtronic World Headquarters in Fridley, Minn. Medtronic said...
    Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died at age 94. 
    Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world's largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died at age 94. 
  • Thousands strike University of California hospitals

    Thousands strike University of California hospitals

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:15:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:30:43 GMT
    Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. 
    Thousands of University of California medical workers are walking off the job in a contract dispute that has prompted rescheduling of surgeries and thousands of outpatient appointments. 
  • Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

    Trump administration unveils health options for small firms

    Monday, October 22 2018 8:15 PM EDT2018-10-23 00:15:15 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 1:26 AM EDT2018-10-23 05:26:11 GMT
    Officials say the Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts to provide health coverage for workers. 
    Officials say the Trump administration is rolling out new options for small employers to use tax-free accounts to provide health coverage for workers. 
  • Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

    Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

    Saturday, October 20 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-10-20 15:57:18 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:28:08 GMT
    (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. For the first time, one of th...(Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. For the first time, one of th...
    A newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. 
    A newer immunotherapy drug for the first time has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. 
  • Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

    Medicaid expansion becomes key issue in GOP-leaning states

    Sunday, October 21 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-10-21 15:34:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:28 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:28:05 GMT
    Whether to expand Medicaid has become a key election-year issue in several Republican-leaning states, through ballot initiatives and in governor's races. 
    Whether to expand Medicaid has become a key election-year issue in several Republican-leaning states, through ballot initiatives and in governor's races. 
  • Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

    Deadly attack amid Ebola outbreak stalls containment efforts

    Sunday, October 21 2018 2:35 AM EDT2018-10-21 06:35:27 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:27:58 GMT
    'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak. 
    'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak. 
  • Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

    Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

    Monday, October 22 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-10-22 13:04:23 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:27:48 GMT
    The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. 
    The number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year. 
  • Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

    Fury over reported federal plan targeting transgender people

    Monday, October 22 2018 1:25 PM EDT2018-10-22 17:25:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:27:41 GMT
    LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. 
    LGBT leaders are reacting furiously to a report the Trump administration is considering a new definition of gender that would effectively deny federal recognition and civil rights protections to transgender Americans. 
  • Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

    Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

    Friday, October 19 2018 6:59 PM EDT2018-10-19 22:59:31 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 12:27 AM EDT2018-10-23 04:27:35 GMT
    A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive. 
    A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive. 
  • USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-10-19 17:39:42 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 8:27 PM EDT2018-10-23 00:27:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abuse...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, people enter the University of Southern California's Engemann Student Health Center in Los Angeles. Nearly 100 women who contend that they were sexually harassed or abuse...
    The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated... 
    The University of Southern California has announced an agreement in principle for a $215 million class-action settlement of claims involving alleged sexual harassment and abuse by a gynecologist who treated students for years. 
  • Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

    Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

    Friday, October 19 2018 2:51 PM EDT2018-10-19 18:51:21 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-10-23 00:18:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). US film director Martin Scorsese gestures after receiving the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2018 from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain, Friday Oct. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos). US film director Martin Scorsese gestures after receiving the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts 2018 from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain, Friday Oct. 19, 2018.
    American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI. 
    American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's "flying doctors" are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals receiving Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias award from King Felipe VI. 
  • National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

    National health initiative takes aim at sugar-packed foods

    Friday, October 19 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-10-19 17:19:25 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-10-22 20:37:12 GMT
    A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. 
    A national health initiative is urging the food industry to voluntarily reduce sugar in packaged foods by 20 percent. 
  • Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

    Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

    Thursday, October 18 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-10-18 15:38:51 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-10-22 11:07:21 GMT
    The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist. 
    The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist. 
  • EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

    EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

    Friday, October 19 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-10-19 12:19:16 GMT
    Monday, October 22 2018 3:39 AM EDT2018-10-22 07:39:41 GMT
    Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths. 
    Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine being widely used and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths. 
  • 'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

    'Dark day': Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

    Saturday, October 20 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-10-20 21:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:52:42 GMT
    'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak. 
    'Dark day' as Congolese rebels kill 2 health agents fighting deadly Ebola outbreak. 
  • GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

    GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-10-17 15:38:38 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-10-21 14:49:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. In ads and speeches, McC...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows Missouri U.S. Senate candidates in the November election, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley. In ads and speeches, McC...
    Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. 
    Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. 
  • People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

    People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:48 AM EDT2018-10-18 05:48:36 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-10-21 12:18:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland ...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland ...
    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. 
    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. 
  • After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

    After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

    Thursday, October 18 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-10-18 05:59:00 GMT
    Sunday, October 21 2018 2:05 AM EDT2018-10-21 06:05:39 GMT
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.
    Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug. 
    Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug. 
  • Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:38:03 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-10-21 03:46:43 GMT
    (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...(Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace. 
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace. 
  • As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

    As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-10-17 22:58:23 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-10-21 03:33:27 GMT
    (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP). A man rolls a large joint in a Toronto park on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.(Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP). A man rolls a large joint in a Toronto park on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.
    Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last. 
    Canada is the second _ and by far the largest _ country to legalize and regulate the sale and use of marijuana by adults, but it almost certainly won't be the last. 
  • AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

    AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-10-17 16:08:20 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-10-21 00:14:43 GMT
    AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency. 
    AP Explains: Why Congo's worrying new Ebola outbreak might be declared a global emergency. 
  • UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

    UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-10-17 17:42:01 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-10-20 23:56:10 GMT
    UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency. 
    UN says Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency. 
  • UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

    UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-10-17 15:28:10 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-10-20 22:01:02 GMT
    U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,. 
    U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl is a virgin through gynecological tests,. 
  • Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

    Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-10-16 18:06:13 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 12:54 PM EDT2018-10-20 16:54:56 GMT
    Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children. 
    Health officials are reporting a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children. 
  • Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

    Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 11:06 AM EDT2018-10-16 15:06:28 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 16:03:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research, published Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests obesity surgery may dramatically low...(AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File). FILE - This April 3, 2018 file photo shows a closeup of a beam scale in New York. New research, published Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests obesity surgery may dramatically low...
    New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes. 
    New research suggests obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes. 
  • US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:55:19 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-10-20 16:03:49 GMT
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. 
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. 
  • AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:15:03 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-10-20 15:38:29 GMT
    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. 
    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. 
  • Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

    Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:45:24 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-10-20 14:48:40 GMT
    Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people. 
    Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people. 
  • WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:15:25 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-10-20 12:06:29 GMT
    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled. 
    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled. 
  • UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

    UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-10-15 10:45:11 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-10-20 10:35:39 GMT
    Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness. 
    Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness. 
  • Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

    Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

    Monday, October 15 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-10-15 05:04:57 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 6:35 AM EDT2018-10-20 10:35:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner o...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner o...
    Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. 
    Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. 
  • Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

    Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, October 20 2018 4:55 AM EDT2018-10-20 08:55:06 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, journalist Ann Curry attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"  in New York. Curry has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes pe...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, journalist Ann Curry attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" in New York. Curry has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes pe...
    Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar. 
    Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar. 
  • Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

    Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:44:30 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-10-16 23:39:00 GMT
    (Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the st...(Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the st...
    Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. 
    Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. 
  • Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

    Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:35:03 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-10-16 17:07:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...
    Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns. 
    Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns. 
  • The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:55:14 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-10-15 23:16:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.  In a move announced Monday, Oct. 14, by the industry's largest t...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. In a move announced Monday, Oct. 14, by the industry's largest t...
    Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials. 
    Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials. 
  • Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

    Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

    Thursday, October 11 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-10-11 17:16:32 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:38 GMT
    (Dr. Erskine Palmer/CDC via AP). This 1981 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows varicella-zoster virions from a patient with chickenpox. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the CDC says a small but gr...(Dr. Erskine Palmer/CDC via AP). This 1981 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows varicella-zoster virions from a patient with chickenpox. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the CDC says a small but gr...
    Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. 
    Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease. 
  • Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

    Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

    Thursday, October 11 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-10-11 12:51:55 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:35 GMT
    Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. 
    Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. 
  • Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

    Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:20:50 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:29 GMT
    (Kilquist Family via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2017 photo provided by the family, Jon and Kari Kilquist sit with their children, from left, Will, Emmy and Owen at their home in Murphysboro, Ill. Will was born with a long list of mysterious symptoms that re...(Kilquist Family via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2017 photo provided by the family, Jon and Kari Kilquist sit with their children, from left, Will, Emmy and Owen at their home in Murphysboro, Ill. Will was born with a long list of mysterious symptoms that re...
    Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases. 
    Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases. 
  • Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

    Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

    Friday, October 12 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-10-12 16:13:23 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-10-15 20:16:58 GMT
    Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. 
    Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. 
  • California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

    California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-10-10 04:50:41 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:30:24 GMT
    A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test. 
    A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test. 
  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Friday, October 12 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-10-12 19:54:15 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-10-15 10:46:39 GMT
    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected. 
    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected. 
  • Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

    Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-10-10 10:18:14 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-10-15 07:27:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at the White House in Washington, early Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from a trip to Omaha, Neb.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at the White House in Washington, early Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from a trip to Omaha, Neb.
    President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All. 
    President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All. 
  • Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

    Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-10-10 19:28:49 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:38:11 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance. 
    President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance. 
  • New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:44:45 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:29:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...
    President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care. 
    President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care. 
  • Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Monday, October 8 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-10-08 21:07:17 GMT
    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:46:52 GMT
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence. 
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence. 
  • The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

    The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-10-10 14:12:27 GMT
    Saturday, October 13 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-10-13 20:46:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Lawyer Olivier Aumaitre, center, representing thousands of women with the PIP implants, speaks during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some...(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Lawyer Olivier Aumaitre, center, representing thousands of women with the PIP implants, speaks during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some...
    France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. 
    France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. 
  • Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

    Thursday, October 11 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-10-11 10:54:06 GMT
    Friday, October 12 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-10-12 16:44:01 GMT
    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September as Congo violence disrupts work. 
    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September as Congo violence disrupts work. 
  • Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

    Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-10-10 16:48:19 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-10-11 22:49:24 GMT
    Senate Democrats lose a Senate vote on their effort to scuttle President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans. 
    Senate Democrats lose a Senate vote on their effort to scuttle President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans. 
  • Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants

    Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-10-10 08:48:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-10-11 16:28:14 GMT
    France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. 
    France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants. 
  • Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

    Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-10-09 08:57:29 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-10-11 12:31:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma, left, waits for judges to enter the appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, where the Dutch government appealed a 2015 landmark ruling ordering the government to cut the...(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma, left, waits for judges to enter the appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, where the Dutch government appealed a 2015 landmark ruling ordering the government to cut the...
    A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. 
    A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. 
  • Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

    Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

    Sunday, October 7 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-10-07 12:06:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-10-11 05:55:15 GMT
    British restaurant chain Pret a Manger says a second customer died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label. 
    British restaurant chain Pret a Manger says a second customer died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label. 
  • Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

    Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 3:18 AM EDT2018-10-10 07:18:04 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:26:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau Tomorrow Vision," under which about 1,7...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau Tomorrow Vision," under which about 1,7...
    Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products. 
    Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products. 
  • Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit

    Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit

    Sunday, October 7 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-10-07 16:56:30 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:02:39 GMT
    Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit. 
    Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit. 
  • FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

    FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

    Friday, October 5 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-10-05 21:35:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-10-10 17:45:36 GMT
    (Merck via AP). This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine...(Merck via AP). This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine...
    US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer to women and men up to age 45. 
    US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer to women and men up to age 45. 
  • Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

    Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-10-09 14:07:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-10-10 17:18:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts, back left, and justices of the Supreme Court, listen to Justice Brett Kavanaugh speak during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of th...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts, back left, and justices of the Supreme Court, listen to Justice Brett Kavanaugh speak during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of th...
    The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge. 
    The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge. 
  • Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

    Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

    Friday, October 5 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-10-05 17:35:18 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-10-10 14:17:07 GMT
    (Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP). This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ ...(Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP). This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ ...
    Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria. 
    Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria. 
  • Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship

    Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship

    Thursday, October 4 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-10-04 19:56:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-10-10 10:40:33 GMT
    Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country's devastating opioid addiction. 
    Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country's devastating opioid addiction. 
  • Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US

    Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US

    Thursday, October 4 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-10-04 18:24:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:49 AM EDT2018-10-10 08:49:11 GMT
    An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella. 
    An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella. 
  • Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners

    Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners

    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-10-04 16:14:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-10-09 14:31:01 GMT
    A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless and a pastor who protests against voter suppression are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. 
    A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless and a pastor who protests against voter suppression are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants. 
  • HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

    HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

    Thursday, October 4 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-10-04 11:14:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-10-09 09:58:45 GMT
    HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say. 
    HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say. 
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