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FILE - This image provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals shows the birth control implant Essure. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the maker of the permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by U.S. regulators says it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals via AP)
Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuriesThe maker of a permanent birth control implant says it will stop selling the device in the U.S. at the end of the year
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - This April 28, 2010, file photo shows the GlaxoSmithKline offices in London. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s Krintafel, a simpler, one-dose treatment, to prevent relapses of malaria. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'dU.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria
The Associated Press11 hours ago
After 4 Days on the Run, 'Dr. Bumbum' Is ArrestedHe's known as Dr. Bumbum, but that's likely all you'll find funny in relation to the celebrity plastic surgeon. The Brazilian, whose real name is Denis Furtado, was arrested on murder charges Thursday, four days after the death of a patient. He had been giving butt-enhancement injections to a 46-year-old...
Newser19 hours ago
FILE - In this April 28, 2018, file photo, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a press conference to mark the end of the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore. A cyberattack on Singapore’s public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted Prime Minister Lee, a two-time cancer survivor, officials said Friday, July 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim, File)
Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM LeeA cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor
The Associated Press20 hours ago
10-year-old Somali girl dies after female genital mutilation10-year-old Somali girl bleeds to death after female genital mutilation, activist says
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDSAn independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousandsKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it is reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. Nevada has been trying for a year to execute Dozier, who says he wants to die and doesn't really care whether it's painful, and has twice been told it can't employ a never-before-used combinations of drugs for his lethal injection, including the first-ever use by a state of fentanyl. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed executionNevada is facing big hurdles trying to execute a twice-convicted killer who says he wants to die
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018, photo, flames fly from the lit torch, signifying the start of the 62nd annual Flint Olympian Games opening ceremonies at Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint, Mich. A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversightA federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward genetic testing; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to knowAP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease
The Associated Press1 day ago
He Ate a Bad Oyster, Died 2 Days LaterA man dined on oyster at an unnamed restaurant in Florida's Sarasota County, only to die two days later from a deadly bacteria. The 71-year-old died July 10 from a bacterial infection caused by the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus , reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . Though such infections are rare—only about...
Newser1 day ago
Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme CourtPennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry
The Associated Press2 days ago
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