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California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement

1 hour 56 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T19:03:27-04:00

Missouri law allows tax exemption for stillbirths

1 hour 56 min ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is joining at least one other state in offering a tax exemption for stillbirths, after Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law allowing it starting this year. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T18:41:30-04:00

Patients lash out at 'monster' cancer doctor in fraud case

1 hour 56 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from insurers. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T14:02:30-04:00

Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade

1 hour 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T15:02:17-04:00

Panel: Politics among reasons for botched UN Ebola response

1 hour 56 min ago
LONDON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday — but it didn't blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T12:05:17-04:00

At least 5 kids got wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic

1 hour 56 min ago
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine, authorities said. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T11:38:50-04:00

The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

1 hour 56 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T15:59:50-04:00

WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough

1 hour 56 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-07T06:28:08-04:00

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move

1 hour 56 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-06T15:02:39-04:00

Foreigner in Philippines tests positive for MERS virus

1 hour 56 min ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A 36-year-old foreigner who arrived in the Philippines from the Middle East is under quarantine after testing positive for the MERS virus, health officials said Monday. 2015-07-07T23:10:30-04:00 2015-07-06T02:18:12-04:00

California right-to-die bill stalls with Catholics opposed

6 hours 55 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives. 2015-07-07T18:00:44-04:00 2015-07-07T17:54:51-04:00

Lush conditions fuel Colorado increase in rabbit fever

6 hours 55 min ago
DENVER (AP) — Fed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease in the state. 2015-07-07T18:00:44-04:00 2015-07-06T15:54:39-04:00

California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight

9 hours 55 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives has met strong opposition from lawmakers in Catholic districts and others ahead of a Tuesday vote. 2015-07-07T15:01:07-04:00 2015-07-07T11:55:44-04:00

'Stunning' number of large drug doses by doctor, expert says

9 hours 55 min ago
DETROIT (AP) — Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people. 2015-07-07T15:01:07-04:00 2015-07-06T21:44:51-04:00

Panel: Blame politics for botched UN Ebola response

12 hours 56 min ago
LONDON (AP) — The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday — but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis. 2015-07-07T12:00:41-04:00 2015-07-07T11:00:28-04:00

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

12 hours 56 min ago
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. 2015-07-07T12:00:41-04:00 2015-07-04T08:12:13-04:00

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

14 hours 56 min ago
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow's milk and 15 times more than coffee. 2015-07-07T10:01:26-04:00 2015-07-07T09:28:59-04:00

Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts

14 hours 56 min ago
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul. 2015-07-07T10:01:26-04:00 2015-07-03T15:07:10-04:00

Thailand's only known MERS patient is virus-free

16 hours 56 min ago
BANGKOK (AP) — A 75-year-old Omani man who became Thailand's only known case of the often-deadly MERS virus was declared free of the illness by the Health Ministry on Friday. 2015-07-07T08:00:35-04:00 2015-07-03T06:51:08-04:00

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

20 hours 56 min ago
CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? 2015-07-07T04:01:19-04:00 2015-07-03T02:32:57-04:00

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