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Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrantsA group of doctors say they have ended their three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow them into detention facilities to administer the flu vaccine to migrants
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Home has surpassed the hospital as the most common place of death in the United States.;
More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitalsFor the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - This Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 photo, shows the Gainesville State School for juveniles in Gainesville, Texas. A new federal report has found the number of kids who say they've been sexually victimized while in juvenile detention centers is dropping across the U.S. compared to years past. But remarkably high rates of sexual victimization persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Florida, including Gainesville, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistic's special report released Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
Fewer kids report sex abuse in US juvenile detention centersA new federal report has found that the number of kids who say they’ve been sexually victimized in juvenile detention centers has dropped across the U.S. But the Bureau of Justice Statistics report released Wednesday found that remarkably high rates of sexual victimization persist in 12 facilities stretching from Oregon to Florida
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017, file photo, Express Scripts prescription medication bottles are arranged for a photo, in Surfside, Fla. Worrying how to use your flexible spending account balance so you don't lose your money? Copays for doctor and ER visits, prescription medicines and other out-of-pocket expenses could be eligible. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Tips for using flexible spending dollars before year's endThe deadline is looming but there's still time to use up the money you set aside for medical expenses
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this May 22, 2015 photo, a woman gets a mammogram at the University of Michigan Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments. Results were disclosed Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and in the New England Journal of Medicine.   (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)
New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancerDoctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted treatment
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, boys help their family for collect rice during harvest season in Samroang Tiev village, outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by United Nations agencies. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungryA United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - In this June 27, 2017, file photo, Jerred Kiloh, owner of the licensed medical marijuana dispensary Higher Path, stocks shelves with with cannabis products in Los Angeles. More than three years after California voters approved broad legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if the potent high-inducing chemical THC found in pot should be declared a risk to pregnant women and require warnings to consumers. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
California calls pot smoke, THC a risk to moms-to-beA California panel has voted to declare marijuana smoke and its intoxicating chemical a risk to pregnant women and their developing fetuses
The Associated Press1 day ago
She Told Euthanasia Story, Didn't Intend to Be a Part of ItWhen Paralympic athlete Marieke Vervoort ended her life legally through euthanasia in Belgium earlier this year, the news made international headlines . Now comes a moving account of Vervoot's story from one of the handful of people in the room during those final moments: photographer Lynsey Addario. In a New York...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo Dr. Brandon Crum points to the X-ray of a black lung patient at his office in Pikeville, Ky. A report released Tuesday, Dec. 10 by the Washington-based group Taxpayers for Common Sense says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a trust for sick miners, will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan, File)
Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billionsA report from a national watchdog group says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers billions of dollars
The Associated Press1 day ago
Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctorsFederal prosecutors say a Massachusetts lab has agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it paid doctors in Texas in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs. U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott in California announced the settlement with Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation Monday
The Associated Press2 days ago
Light shines on the U.S. Capitol dome early Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House endorsed an emerging bipartisan agreement Monday on legislation aimed at curbing rising health care costs, including taking steps to limit “surprise” medical bills that can plague patients treated in emergency rooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costsThe White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, children are silhouetted by the setting sun as they ride a swing ride during the Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, Idaho. New results published Monday, Dec. 9, 2019,  in JAMA Pediatrics from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function.   (Greg Kreller/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study saysNew results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function
The Associated Press2 days ago
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