UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations.

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe's latest crisis

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.

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Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs...

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions.

Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death," former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said Friday, following a murder charge against a local campaigner for the legalization of euthanasia.

Toxic chemicals found in hair products, study shows

Could your hair care products be making you sick?

Recall: Zweigle's ready-to-eat olive loaf pork product

A Rochester-based food manufacturer is recalling some of its products...


Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said.

Lawsuit challenges policy of denying inmates addiction meds

MIDDLETON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jail's policy of denying inmates access to opioid addiction medication violates constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act, according a lawsuit filed in federal court this week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Grieving moms aim to raise mental health awareness

Two mothers are working to raise awareness about mental health...

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

CHICAGO (AP) — A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified.

The Latest: Official: More possible victims of doctor found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a California surgeon and his girlfriend charged with drugging and raping women (all times local):

Administration sends states $1B in grants to battle opioids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is awarding more than $1 billion in grants to help states confront the opioid epidemic, with most of the money going to expand access to treatment and recovery services.

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.

Surgeon denies negligence in removing woman's healthy kidney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota surgeon admitted to mistakenly removing an Iowa woman's healthy kidney but denied that he breached the standard of care, according to the surgeon's response to a lawsuit filed by the patient.