Feds reverse decision ending immigrant medical relief
The Trump administration reversed its decision Thursday to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships, following weeks of public outcry and a congressional inquiry into the decision.
US officials reverse decision ending medical relief to immigrants
The Trump administration has reversed its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships.
US awards $3 million to fill gaps in medical marijuana research, including CBD
The US government is spending $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.
Youth in Canada is diagnosed with illness related to vaping
A high school student in Canada has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping, officials said Wednesday, in what’s believed to be the first reported case in the country.
New Hampshire sent 300 families erroneous letters saying their children had elevated lead levels
The state’s Department of Health and Human Services apologized for the error, saying the false notification was the result of a processing error.
Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.
N.H. House overrides veto of home-grown medical pot bill
New Hampshire House lawmakers have overridden Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own supply.
Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy
A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.
American cancer survivor swims English Channel 4 times
An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row.
More than half the tigers rescued from Thai temple reported dead
Officials blamed genetic problems linked to in-breeding as the cause of the disease that killed the tigers. The animals were rescued three years ago from a popular tourist attraction.
Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants’ fears
Overall, the number of uninsured in the United States rose by 1.9 million people in 2018, the first jump in nearly a decade.
Netherlands court clears doctor in euthanasia death of a patient with dementia
The court ruled that in rare cases of patients with severe dementia — and who had earlier made a written request for euthanasia — the doctor ‘‘did not have to verify the current desire to die.’’
Democrats slam decision to end immigrant medical relief
Three of those testifying are from Massachusetts, where opposition to the decision has been strong.
Kansas confirms state’s first death linked to vaping, sixth vaping-related death nationwide
Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping.
Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking
Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products.
9 Florida students hospitalized for eating ‘THC-laced candy’
Authorities say nine students from a Florida charter school ate marijuana-infused candy and were hospitalized with stomach pains.
Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking
Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools.
Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years
US college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years, according to a report released Thursday.
US health officials report 3rd vaping death, repeat warning
US health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses.
Photos: Panda twins born in Germany doing well, gaining weight, zoo says
A Berlin zoo that announced the first ever birth of two giant panda cubs in Germany this week says the twins are doing well thanks to the skillful help of a Chinese keeper.
Clock is ticking on NY deadline for student vaccinations
When New York lawmakers revoked a religious exemption for mandatory school vaccinations, the change sent thousands of the state’s parents scrambling to get their kids shots — or get them out of the classroom entirely.
Trump eyes mental institutions as answer to gun violence
His approach is drawing pushback from many in the mental health profession who say that approach would do little to reduce mass shootings in the United States.
THC found in Wisconsin vaping cases that led to illnesses
Nearly nine out of 10 cases where vaping led to people developing a severe lung disease in Wisconsin involved the use of THC products, such as waxes or oils.
Alex Trebek, saying he’s on the mend, is back at ‘Jeopardy!’
“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he’s “on the mend” following treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Citing health, Georgia GOP Senator Isakson says he’ll retire
Facing health challenges, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia said Wednesday he will retire at year’s end, a departure that sets up a rare election in November 2020 when both of the state’s Senate seats will be on the ballot.
An ugly breakup shines light on marijuana business in Maine
Maine’s biggest medical marijuana dispensary is trying to end its relationship with a company behind its fast-growing edibles operation.
Federal judge blocks Missouri’s 8-week abortion ban
A new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy won’t take effect Wednesday after a federal judge temporarily blocked it from being implemented.
Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping
Utah health officials say they are investigating 21 cases of a severe lung disease linked to vaping.
How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests
How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why.
Attorneys: Charges expected in Florida nursing home deaths
Defense attorneys said Sunday that arrests are expected shortly in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died after its air conditioning power went out amid sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017.
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Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California
A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles.
UN says it’s possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
Dr. Pedro Alonso, the UN health agency’s global malaria director, said WHO is ‘‘unequivocally in favor’’ of eradication, but that major questions about its feasibility remain.
Charity suggests plane could resolve migrant boat standoff
Italy’s fierce battle over immigration raged on Monday, with fights and panic attacks reported among migrants who have been stranded on a rescue ship for up to 18 days at sea.
London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed
Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress.
Planned Parenthood sets exit from family planning program
Raising the stakes in a standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions.
Doctors say 2 Ebola patients in Congo ‘cured’ with drugs
Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured” and returned to their home.
Early study results suggest 2 Ebola drugs saving lives
Health authorities in Congo have halted an Ebola treatment study early with good news: Two of the four experimental drugs seem to be saving lives.
Paris child at risk of lead poisoning after Notre Dame fire
Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning.
Is pot safe when pregnant? Study seeks answer, draws critics
Mainstream medicine advises against use in pregnancy because of studies suggesting it might cause premature birth, low birthweight, and infant brain deficits. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse is pressing for more solid evidence.
Mike Moulin, key police figure during LA riots, dies at 70
Mr. Moulin was in charge of officers at an intersection in South Los Angeles when rioting began on April 29, 1992, following the acquittal of four officers in the Rodney King beating
Officials in Portland, Maine, propose marijuana retail licensing rules
Officials in Maine’s largest city are proposing licensing regulations for recreational and medical marijuana businesses.
Maine works to limit chickenpox exposure at migrant shelter
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says in a statement Saturday that individuals staying at Portland Expo are considered exposed to the disease.
Vermont town considering medical marijuana dispensary ban
A Vermont town is considering a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.
AP FACT CHECK: Democratic debate rhetoric under scrutiny
Ten more Democrats jousted on a Detroit stage Wednesday in what was probably the last of the traffic-jammed, double-barreled presidential debates.
Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak
Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country’s already overwhelmed medical system.
Doctor sentenced for distributing steroids, possessing marijuana
A doctor who improperly wrote numerous prescriptions for anabolic steroids and possessed marijuana with intent to distribute has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Oklahoma marijuana dispensary owner arrested for meth sales
The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in eastern Oklahoma is under arrest after being accused of selling methamphetamine from his business.
Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health, study says
Guidelines released this year ruled out routine aspirin use for many older adults who don’t already have heart disease.
Fiancee sues over principal's death in bone marrow procedure
A hospital failed to adequately monitor and treat a New Jersey high school principal as his oxygen level plummeted during a bone-marrow donation procedure in February, a lawsuit filed Monday by his fiancee alleges.