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FDA: Controller for heart pump recalled over deathsRecall issued for external controllers for implanted heart pump after 26 deaths
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - This April 15, 2017 file photo shows marijuana plants on display at a medical marijuana provider in downtown Los Angeles. A new study released on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. Experts have called for a national effort to learn more about pot and its chemical cousins. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuanaA new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Jennifer Lampkin. Lampkin, a 35-year-old Austin, Texas native, has spent over a year in county jail, waiting for treatment in a mental hospital after she was accused of slapping a young girl in a Dollar General store but deemed both mentally ill and intellectually disabled by a judge. She is one of hundreds of Texans jailed rather than placed in a mental hospitals despite being deemed incompetent for trial and in need of psychological treatment. (Austin Police Department via AP)
Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hikeHundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals
The Associated Press9 hours ago
This Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex, a medicine made from marijuana, but without TCH, in New York. According to a study published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine the medicine cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy, which strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits. (AP Photo/Kathy Young)
Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study saysA medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announces Wednesday in Montpelier, Vt., that he is vetoing legislation that would have made Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Scott said he was sending the bill back the legislature with suggestions for changes. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes madeVermont Gov. Phil Scott has vetoed a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state but indicated that he is willing to work with the legislature on a compromise
The Associated Press10 hours ago
US President Donald Trump boards the Air Force One to Brussels, at the end of a 2-day visit to Italy including a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, at Rome's Fiumicino international airport, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Angelo Carconi/ANSA via AP)
AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?AP FACT CHECK: Trump budget chief misleads in insisting no cuts to Medicaid
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 file photo, Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae swim in a container at the Florida Mosquito Control District Office in Marathon, Fla. A study released on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area in the summer of 2016, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Zika hit Florida months before infections found, study saysA new study suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about 3 months before infections were detected last summer
The Associated Press11 hours ago
This Sunday, May 21, 2017, photo provided by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in West Chester, Pa., shows opioid drug packets found by investigators at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge, a suburban Philadelphia halfway house in West Brandywine Township, Pa. Two men working as addiction counselors at the halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility and were found by residents on Sunday, authorities announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdoseAuthorities say two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house have died of opioid overdoses inside the group home
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Eric Ueland, Republican staff director, Senate Budget Committee holds a copy of President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget, before distributing them to congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety netAs a candidate Donald Trump promised more affordable health care, but as president his first full budget calls for deep cuts to popular safety-net insurance programs
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, newly elected director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), answers questions of the journalists at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
New WHO chief: Planned US funding cuts not a 'closed issue'The new head of the World Health Organization doesn't believe the Trump administration's calls to slash funding for international aid and U.N. agencies like his is a "closed issue."
The Associated Press19 hours ago
In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seatAnti-government rhetoric has clashed with the need for health care in Meagher County, Montana, a place that's not much different than other rural enclaves in the US that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump
The Associated Press1 day ago
Delegates peek through the windows of the closed doors at the World Health Organization's (WHO) 70th World Health Assembly during the election process of the new Director General of the WHO at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agencyEthiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister, will become the next director-general of the World Health Organization
The Associated Press1 day ago
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