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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrive to vote on a bill to expand private care for military veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at besieged VACongress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system
The Associated Press6 hours ago
In Coal Country, a 'Slow-Rolling Disaster'In what one epidemiologist calls a "slow-rolling disaster," a new set of studies presented at an American Thoracic Society conference this week offered glum news for coal miners. Per NPR , more Appalachian miners are plagued by both early- and late-stage pneumoconiosis , or "black lung disease," than previous research suggested. Sifting...
Newser8 hours ago
Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelvesUS health officials warn parents about the risks of some teething remedies; wants companies to stop selling them.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014 file photo, a customer exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. In a large study of company wellness programs released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking studyIn a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, workers dig a new grave at a church cemetery in New Vienna, Iowa. Preliminary data released on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy. (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP)
With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down againPreliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo President Donald Trump speaks during an event about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
US health chief pledges more action if Ebola spreadsUS health chief pledges more action if Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in an isolation ward of Mbandaka hospital in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced Tuesday, May 22, 2018 six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo outbreak, aid group says
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Congress Passes 'Right-to-Try' Drug BillA "right-to-try" bill that allows terminally ill patients to request medication that hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration has passed Congress and is expected to be signed by President Trump. The bill, which passed the Senate last August, sailed through the House Tuesday with a 250-169 vote,...
Newser1 day ago
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. Sanders discussed Korea, media access at the EPA and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses courseA reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dealing with a slate of toxic chemicals contaminating some drinking water systems around the country is a national priority, Pruitt said Tuesday, May 22. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Pruitt promises action on rising threat from contaminantsRegulators and scientists say soaring numbers of water systems are testing positive for a dangerous class of chemicals
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018, a team from Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) dons protective clothing and equipment as they prepare to treat Ebola patients in an isolation ward of Mbandaka hospital in Congo. Congo's health ministry announced Tuesday, May 22, 2018 six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day. (Louise Annaud/Medecins Sans Frontieres via AP)
Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virusCongo's health ministry has announced six new confirmed cases of the Ebola virus and two new suspected cases while a vaccination effort enters its second day
The Associated Press1 day ago
Congress OKs letting terminal patients try unapproved drugsA bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments has sailed through Congress
The Associated Press1 day ago
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