• Vaping lung illness: What we know about the recent spate of cases and deaths
    USA TODAY

    Vaping lung illness: What we know about the recent spate of cases and deaths

    Have a serious talk with your children if you suspect or know they vape nicotine or THC and consult with their doctor about how to help them quit.

  • Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing These Dangerous Antibiotics?
    The Daily Beast

    Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing These Dangerous Antibiotics?

    Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastSince the early 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been flooded with consumer complaints from patients treated with a popular class of antibiotics. According to reports, fluoroquinolones—a broad spectrum antibiotic that includes Cipro

  • The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire
    Associated Press

    The rise and fall of an Eagle Scout's deadly fentanyl empire

    The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled-up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. The envelope

  • Former Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV
    AFP

    Former Wales captain Thomas reveals he has HIV

    Former Wales and British and Irish Lions rugby captain Gareth Thomas has told the BBC that he is HIV positive. Thomas says the condition has little impact on his day-to-day life given the advances in medicine other than taking a single pill every day and visiting the hospital for blood tests every six

  • Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor's home
    Associated Press

    Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor's home

    More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said. The Will County Sheriff's Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer's family contacted

  • Suicide of prominent pastor Jarrid Wilson forces church leaders to confront mental health
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    Suicide of prominent pastor Jarrid Wilson forces church leaders to confront mental health

    Church leaders are trying to figure out how to help believers struggling with depression and anxiety.

  • Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge
    Associated Press

    Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

    Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis want to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases, saying he has shown bias in his effort to obtain a multibillion-dollar global settlement. According to the motion

  • In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients
    AFP

    In Ivory Coast, telemedicine revolution proves blessing for heart patients

    Bouaké (Ivory Coast) (AFP) - Every time Catherine Coulibaly's 19-year-old son had to make a routine appointment with the cardiologist for his heart condition, she gritted her teeth as she silently counted the financial cost. There, he is attached to monitoring machines which send the data sent to

  • What you need to know about lupus: A doctor weighs in
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    What you need to know about lupus: A doctor weighs in

    An estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. have a form of lupus. Alok Patel, MD, explains what you need to know about the autoimmune disease.

  • Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker
    Associated Press

    Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

    An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old

  • Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy
    Associated Press

    Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

    Government experts on Friday backed an experimental treatment for children with peanut allergies that could become the first federally approved option for preventing life-threatening reactions. The treatment is daily capsules of peanut powder that gradually help children build up a tolerance. The outside

  • 'Definitely suspicious': Investigation into patient deaths at West Virginia VA hospital expands
    USA TODAY

    'Definitely suspicious': Investigation into patient deaths at West Virginia VA hospital expands

    The veterans were patients in the same unit, and they apparently received improper insulin injections, according to a lawyer representing several families.

  • US in danger of losing measles-free status, a 'mortifying' effect of anti-vaxx movement
    USA TODAY

    US in danger of losing measles-free status, a 'mortifying' effect of anti-vaxx movement

    If a measles outbreak continues in New York, he U.S. could lose its measles elimination status in part thanks to the anti-vaccination movement

  • Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine
    Associated Press

    Kenya becomes 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine

    Health authorities in Kenya on Friday started administering doses of the world's only licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high transmission rates. Kenya became the third African country to introduce the vaccine, after Malawi and Ghana. The aim is to reach about 360,000

  • Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers
    Associated Press

    Whole Foods to cut health care for part-time workers

    Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, is cutting health care benefits for its part-time workers, a move that could leave about 1,900 of its employees without medical coverage. Starting next year, Whole Foods employees have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for its health care benefits

  • No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate
    Associated Press

    No questions about reproductive rights at Democratic debate

    The absence of issues such as women's reproductive rights and the gender pay gap from the Democratic presidential debate is prompting criticism Friday from several candidates and other Democrats who argue the focus of the evening was misplaced. Harris was not the only candidate to note the absence

  • Correction: Opioids Crisis-Bankruptcy-Q&A story
    Associated Press

    Correction: Opioids Crisis-Bankruptcy-Q&A story

    In a story Sept. 12 about the impact of a possible Purdue Pharma bankruptcy on the Sackler family, The Associated Press reported erroneously who founded Purdue Pharma and when. Raymond and Mortimer Sackler bought Arthur Sackler's stake upon his death in 1987 and the two brothers founded Purdue Pharma

  • Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US
    Associated Press

    Lead pipes that tainted Newark's water are found across US

    A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of chemicals. Replacing

  • Congo Ebola survivor passes college exam taken in isolation
    Associated Press

    Congo Ebola survivor passes college exam taken in isolation

    The young Ebola patient who took his college entrance exam while being treated in isolation has passed the demanding test, to the joy of many in Congo where his story is now well-known. Claude Mabowa is among the nearly 3,000 people who have been confirmed to have Ebola in what has become the second-deadliest

  • Review: The Lumineers create a stunning album in 'III'
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    Review: The Lumineers create a stunning album in 'III'

    The Lumineers have told their own story in "III," a 10-track concept album composed of three chapters that follows the fictitious Sparks family. While the story follows the destructive path of addiction as it enters the life of matriarch Gloria in Chapter I, the struggle faced by the family

  • Brazil's President Bolsonaro no longer needs nasal feeding tube
    AFP

    Brazil's President Bolsonaro no longer needs nasal feeding tube

    Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a feeding tube removed from his nose on Friday, doctors said, five days after another operation on his stomach, where he was stabbed during a campaign rally last year. "The nasogastric tube has been removed and he can have liquid food,&

  • In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor?
    Associated Press

    In era of legal pot, can police search cars based on odor?

    Sniff and search is no longer the default for police in some of the 33 states that have legalized marijuana. Traditionally, an officer could use the merest whiff of weed to justify a warrantless vehicle search, and whatever turned up — pot, other kinds of illegal drugs, something else the motorist wasn

  • At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze
    AFP

    At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

    A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards. Hospital authorities said the blaze on Thursday evening was thought to have been caused by a short circuit

  • CDC's count of vaping lung illnesses is down from last week. Don't exhale yet. Here's why
    USA TODAY

    CDC's count of vaping lung illnesses is down from last week. Don't exhale yet. Here's why

    The number of reported cases of pulmonary illness due to vaping is down, but that has more to do with accounting than with any breakthrough.

  • Speaking four or more languages could reduce the risk of dementia finds new study
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    Speaking four or more languages could reduce the risk of dementia finds new study

    New Canadian research has found that having a strong ability for learning languages may help to reduce an individual's risk of developing dementia. Carried out by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the new study looked at 325 Roman Catholic nuns in the United States who were taking part