Advertisement

Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers argued on Monday that a federal court should allow a trial on whether to strike down a 40-year-old Maine law that prevents non-doctors from performing abortions.


Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

ATLANTA (AP) — Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.


Baltimore mayor quits hospital system board over book sales

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stepped down from the University of Maryland Medical System's board of directors on Monday, days after it came to light that the hospital network had for years purchased her self-published children's books.


Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors.


Diet advice: Which nuts are better for your health?

Research on people who eat nuts shows they may be helpful in controlling weight, but some are better for you than others.


Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Is your medication making you sick?

Is your medication making you sick? A new study found inactive ingredients in pills could cause bad reactions...


Veterans court may be collateral damage in immigration fight

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Three decades ago, Lori Ann Bourgeois was guarding fighter jets at an air base. After her discharge, she fell into drug addiction. She wound up living on the streets and was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.


Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New studies suggest it's OK and often better to have a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead.


Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.


EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday banned consumer use of a popular but deadly paint stripper but stopped short of also banning commercial use of the product by tradespeople.


Advertisement

More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe

A police officer and three firefighters were among seven people indicted this week in an alleged $50 million prescription drug scheme involving public employees, the latest charges in an investigation that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas.


Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.


7 more charged with state benefits drug prescription scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer and three firefighters are among seven people recently charged in a $50 million prescription drug scheme that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas.


Surgeon denies posting homophobic comments on social media

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A prominent gender-reassignment surgeon resigned from a University of Miami clinic after he was accused of posting photos of patients' genitalia with racist and homophobic comments on Instagram, but he denied making the comments and said Thursday that the account was hacked.


Butterball recalls ground turkey after 4 salmonella cases

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Butterball LLC issued a voluntarily recall of more than 78,000 pounds (35,400 kilograms) of raw ground turkey products nationwide Thursday as Wisconsin health officials investigate four salmonella cases in the state.


25 nurses cited over high doses for patients who died

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nurses who helped administer excessive and possibly fatal painkillers to dozens of Ohio hospital patients should have questioned an intensive-care doctor's order for those high doses, the state attorney general said Thursday.


Kids and medication: Store it safely

A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide looks at the number of kids who are poisoned, often by prescription medicines...


Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

GENEVA (AP) — Attacks on Ebola treatment centers in eastern Congo threaten to reverse the gains being made against the current outbreak of the deadly virus, the director-general of the World Health Organization said Thursday as a fourth assault on a health center was reported.


WHO: Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight

GENEVA (AP) — The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic.


California jury awards $29M in baby powder cancer case

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson must pay $29 million to a woman who claimed its baby powder gave her terminal cancer, a California jury ruled Wednesday.


Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement