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Suicide rates highest in farmers, lumberjacks, fishermen

1 hour 32 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — In a study of suicide rates by occupation, the workers that killed themselves most often were farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen. 2016-06-30T10:05:00-04:00 2016-06-30T14:05:15-04:00

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

1 hour 32 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge blocked a new Indiana law Thursday that bans abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities. 2016-06-30T09:32:00-04:00 2016-06-30T13:32:52-04:00

Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD

1 hour 32 min ago
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former Army sergeant's defenders say he truly believed he was protecting fellow soldiers from a Taliban bomber when he emptied 24 rounds at police and firefighters responding to a fire in his apartment. 2016-06-30T08:13:00-04:00 2016-06-30T12:13:47-04:00

Germany: number of births hits highest level since 2000

1 hour 32 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — Germany recorded its highest number of births since 2000 last year, an encouraging sign in a country with an aging population. 2016-06-30T00:56:00-04:00 2016-06-30T04:56:05-04:00

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

1 hour 32 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika. 2016-06-29T23:43:00-04:00 2016-06-30T03:43:42-04:00

It sucks _ startups look to redesign the breast pump

1 hour 32 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Ask many mothers and they'll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word. 2016-06-29T13:03:00-04:00 2016-06-29T17:03:27-04:00

HMO, EPO, PPO, OMG! How to navigate insurance plans

1 hour 32 min ago
Hunting for the right health insurance plan outside the workplace used to involve a much lower risk of losing hair — from tearing it out in frustration. 2016-06-29T09:07:00-04:00 2016-06-29T13:07:02-04:00

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results

1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures. 2016-06-29T07:12:00-04:00 2016-06-29T11:12:45-04:00

FDA has a few questions for makers of hand sanitizer

1 hour 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. 2016-06-29T11:39:00-04:00 2016-06-29T15:39:30-04:00

Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill

1 hour 32 min ago
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law. 2016-06-28T20:39:00-04:00 2016-06-29T00:39:36-04:00

Judge faces deadline for decision on Indiana abortion law

3 hours 32 min ago
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities. 2016-06-30T04:16:00-04:00 2016-06-30T08:16:49-04:00

FDA approves first pill to treat all forms of hepatitis C

3 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus. 2016-06-28T12:18:00-04:00 2016-06-28T16:18:02-04:00

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks

5 hours 32 min ago
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town. 2016-06-28T00:55:00-04:00 2016-06-28T04:55:16-04:00

US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse

9 hours 32 min ago
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication. 2016-06-27T21:12:00-04:00 2016-06-28T01:12:21-04:00

Health officials prepare for Zika, but local efforts tight

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:10pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika. 2016-06-29T15:41:00-04:00 2016-06-29T19:41:40-04:00

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. 2016-06-28T06:19:00-04:00 2016-06-28T10:19:56-04:00

Senate Democrats block GOP's Zika funding bill

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dysfunctional Senate split along party lines on Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo, despite growing fears and a more than 800 cases of Zika infection in the continental U.S. 2016-06-28T11:47:00-04:00 2016-06-28T15:47:25-04:00

Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 9:10am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal from Washington state pharmacists who said they have religious objections to dispensing Plan B or other emergency contraceptives. 2016-06-28T11:00:00-04:00 2016-06-28T15:00:14-04:00

Biden hosting cancer summit to try to accelerate research

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will try to give efforts to cure cancer a jolt during a summit in Washington that's casting a spotlight on research and innovative trials taking place across the country. 2016-06-29T02:01:00-04:00 2016-06-29T06:01:50-04:00

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 6:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state. 2016-06-27T13:22:00-04:00 2016-06-27T17:22:21-04:00
 

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