US moves migrant kids after harsh conditions, including lack of food and water, are exposed
Most of the infants, toddlers, and teens at the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, were to be moved to shelters and other facilities run by a separate federal agency by Tuesday.
Government moves migrant kids after bad treatment is exposed
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation
Death toll in Indian encephalitis outbreak rises to 152
India’s Supreme Court on Monday directed state and national authorities to file reports to the court on an encephalitis outbreak in the eastern state of Bihar this month in which 152 children have died.
Government moves migrant children after poor conditions exposed
Most of the children living in a remote Border Patrol station in Texas were moved following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.
Physician assistants given OK to prescribe medical marijuana in New Hampshire
Physician assistants soon will be able to prescribe medical marijuana in New Hampshire.
Waltham-based Amag’s sex-drive drug for women gets FDA approval
Women can give themselves a shot in the thigh or abdomen; it raises sexual interest for several hours.
House would block Feds from interfering with state pot laws
The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
Appeals court allows Trump abortion rules to take effect
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court said Thursday new Trump administration rules imposing additional hurdles for women seeking abortions can take effect while the government appeals decisions that blocked them.
$4.5m in settlements over deaths tied to Ohio doctor
An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.
Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14
Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among US women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows.
Study finds US preschoolers are less pudgy
Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a US study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke.
More than 100 children die in India in encephalitis outbreak
More than 100 children have died in an encephalitis outbreak in India’s eastern state of Bihar, authorities said Tuesday.
Medical marijuana bills in N.H. advance to governor’s desk
New Hampshire isn’t ready to legalize recreational marijuana use, but it is close to expanding options for those who use it for medical reasons.
UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency
Some experts say the disease’s outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago.
Court rules against Trump on migrant teen abortion prohibition
A federal appeals court in Washington is backing an order barring the Trump administration from enforcing the policy.
Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit system dies alone
When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came.
Former Bush, Reagan EPA heads warn on Trump rollbacks
Environmental Protection Agency heads under three previous Republican presidents joined their Democratic counterparts Tuesday in telling lawmakers they were concerned by the Trump administration’s rapid rollbacks of environmental protections.
Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence
Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of US states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.
Broad pot legalization can hurt the medical marijuana industry, AP finds
When states legalize pot for all adults, longstanding medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients.
Maine medical marijuana grower catches fire; cause not clear
A medical marijuana growing facility caught fire in Maine, sending smoke into the sky and drawing firefighters from several surrounding departments.
Medical marijuana laws are no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.
Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight
Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, new research suggests.
German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence
Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in bringing them back, but in at least 87 cases they died, making him what is believed to be modern Germany’s most prolific serial killer.
Wisconsin Legislature sends abortion bills to governor
Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday sent four abortion bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has promised to veto all of them.
Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists
The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes.
CVS Health stores offer new health care resources
CVS Health announced its plans on Tuesday to expand a new store format that will provide dietitians, help people monitor chronic diseases, and add community rooms that can be used for yoga classes.
Blood tests recommended over Notre Dame lead risk
Paris’s regional health agency is recommending that children under 7 and pregnant women who live near Notre Dame Cathedral take a blood test over concern the fire that ravaged the monument caused lead pollution.
CVS announces further expansion into health care services
CVS Health is pushing deeper into health services with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment, and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores over the next few years.
San Francisco eyes forced treatment for mentally ill addicts
San Francisco supervisors were expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that could force drug addicts with serious mental illnesses into treatment.
Mich. doctor faces trial for allegedly making phony epilepsy diagnoses
Mariah Martinez was 9 years old when she got bad news about her chronic headaches: A doctor said she had epilepsy.
Mass shootings create rippling network of stricken survivors
The unending litany of mass shootings in recent years — the latest, on Friday, leaving 12 dead in Virginia Beach — has built an unacknowledged community of heartbreak, touching and warping the lives of untold thousands.
US holds CBD hearing as fans, sellers await legal clarity
CBD products are widely available despite confusion around their legal status. Now US regulators are exploring ways to officially allow the hemp ingredient in food, drinks, and dietary supplements.
US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record
US health officials on Thursday reported 971 measles cases so far this year, the highest tally in 27 years, and experts say it’s not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop.
Louisiana’s Democratic governor signs abortion ban into law
The move puts Governor John Bel Edwards squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party.
Louisiana lawmakers pass strict ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy
Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, supports the ban and intends to sign it into law despite opposition from national party leaders who say such laws are attacks on women.
New US diabetes cases fall as obesity rises, and health officials aren’t celebrating
The number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009, raising alarms for health officials who cannot determine the cause.
Missouri’s last abortion clinic may close, Planned Parenthood says
Planned Parenthood says Missouri’s only abortion clinic could be closed by the end of the week because the state is threatening to not renew its license.
Maine’s oldest documented bald eagle dies at 35
A nearly 36-year-old bald eagle in Maine, the oldest ever documented in the state, has died after suffering a badly broken leg.
Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama’s new abortion ban
A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions.
UN health agency seeks to halve number of snakebite deaths
The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed or disabled by snakes by 2030.
Tense exchanges over migrant children’s deaths rock House hearing
Representative Lauren Underwood on Wednesday blamed the Trump administration’s border policies for the deaths of migrant children, an accusation the acting head of the Homeland Security Department called ‘‘appalling.’’
States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions
Nearly two dozen states and municipalities sued the federal government Tuesday to stop a new rule that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.
Leonard Bailey, surgeon who transplanted baboon heart into baby, dies at 76
Dr. Leonard Bailey, who in 1984 transplanted a baboon heart into a tiny newborn dubbed “Baby Fae” in a pioneering operation that sparked both worldwide acclaim and condemnation, has died.
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance
The lawmakers and other women have stepped forward to tell searing, personal stories — in some cases speaking about attacks for the first time to anyone but a loved one or their closest friend.
Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance
For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature.
Republican-led Missouri Legislature approves eight-week abortion ban
Missouri’s Legislature has approved a ban on abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, and Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign it.
Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults
Researchers say longer study is still needed to know lifetime effects of this radical surgery and that it’s a personal decision whether and when to try it.
Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip
Carter suffered a broken hip Monday as he was leaving to go turkey hunting.
Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor
A wide-ranging Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy was just one step away from going to a supportive Republican governor after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday.