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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. According to a study published in the British journal Lancet on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, researchers say a cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to prevent heart problems. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study findsCheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, study finds
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Aug. 10, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Democratic voters appear to be re-assessing their approach to health care, and pragmatic ideas are getting a closer look. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but in a recent poll, majorities of Democratic liberals and moderates said they would prefer to build on “Obamacare” to expand coverage.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Democrats take a look at a practical health care approachDemocratic voters look at pragmatic approaches on health care amid weakening support for 'Medicare for All'
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A sign is displayed on the door of Planned Parenthood of Utah Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City. About 39,000 people received treatment from Planned Parenthood of Utah in 2018 under a federal family planning program called Title X. The organization this week announced it is pulling out of the program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal programPlanned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising after it withdrew from a federal funding program rather than comply with a new abortion rule
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2009 file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization said Thursday Aug. 22, 2019, it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soonThe World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment
The Associated Press7 hours ago
North Dakota Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of a 2015 natural gas spill pipeline spill.;
North Dakota agency disregarded policy on spill reportingNorth Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done as cleanup continued
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-era patient confidentiality rules to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught up in the nation’s opioid epidemic. The idea is to make it easier to share a patient’s drug treatment history with doctors treating that person for other problems. That can stave off serious errors, such as unwittingly prescribing opioid painkillers to someone with a past history of dependence.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatmentFeds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment in an effort to promote coordinated care
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2013, file photo, former Ohio State University president Gordon Gee gives his retirement speech during a board of trustees meeting in Columbus, Ohio. West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research. Gee and Kasich will announce Citizens for Effective Opioid Treatment on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
Kasich, Gee group to push opioid settlement toward hospitalsWest Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich are creating a nonprofit that will fight to steer money from any national opioid settlement to hospitals and health-based research.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incidentGerman authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident
The Associated Press15 hours ago
A participant washes his hands in a water dispenser shaped as a bird, during a march to raise awareness about Ebola, in the city of Goma, in eastern Congo Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Hundreds gathered in Goma to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities where Ebola continues to spread after killing at least 1,800 people in the year since the outbreak began. (AP Photo/Justin Kabumba)
Hundreds gather in Goma, Congo for "Stop Ebola" marchHundreds gathered in Congo's eastern city of Goma to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities in eastern Congo where Ebola continues to spread.
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreakSpain issues international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected more than 150 people and killed one woman
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this May 23 2019 file photo, Southern Connecticut State University professor Vincent Breslin holds a sample of water that contains possible microplastics at the North Haven Water Treatment Plant on Universal Drive.  The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that more research is needed into their effects on the environment and health.   A WHO report released Wednesday, Aug. 21,  said the minuscule plastics are ubiquitous in the environment and have been found in both tap and bottled drinking water. (Bailey Wright/Record-Journal via AP)
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in waterThe World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Officials on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 said the Food and Drug Administration has joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a number of states in the investigation. of breathing illnesses among people who vape. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible casesOfficials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases of breathing illness in people who vape
The Associated Press1 day ago
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