Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trap

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho couple has sued the U.S. government, saying their teenage son still suffers headaches after a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed near their home doused him with cyanide.

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits.

Some fear changes to state laws as US weighs pot medicine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids

LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it would move to lift its ban on cannabis-based medicines, amid mounting criticism over the denial of treatment to severely epileptic children. But it rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home

CVS Health is making prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers...

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Lawmakers push to pass Lyme disease vaccine bill

The state Assembly is pushing for a bill to protect you against Lyme disease...

A big stink erupts over landfills ringing Russia's capital

KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Walking to a store in March, Olga Yevseyeva was hit by the familiar, noxious stench of rotten eggs wafting from the town landfill a few miles away. It was a moment that changed her life.

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Anti-smoking campaigns, cigarette taxes and smoking bans are combining to bring down adult smoking rates, experts say...

Health department to call for marijuana legalization in NY

A long-awaited report on marijuana will recommend that New York legalizes the drug, the state's top health official said Monday...

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.


GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.

Opioid users will qualify for medical marijuana program in NY

New Yorkers with an opioid prescription may soon qualify to join the state's medical marijuana program...

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.

Critics scoff at UK govt claim of Brexit spending dividend

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled details Monday of a plan to boost health care funding by 3.4 percent a year, saying a "Brexit dividend" of cost savings would partly pay for the increase.

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction...

Epileptic boy's case sparks UK review of medical pot laws

LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures.

Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

LONDON (AP) — The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

Minneapolis hospital seeks review of EMS sedation cases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin Healthcare officials will ask an independent panel to review cases of its medical responders sedating people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine.

UK changes course, allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil

LONDON (AP) — The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his mother said he needed it to survive severe seizures.

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has reinstated — at least for now — California's law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.