Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution
Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country.

January 20th, 10:43 AM CST
Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company
Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one family is getting a lot of the scrutiny.

January 18th, 11:13 AM CST
Correction: Polio-Mozambique story
Correction: Polio-Mozambique story

UN reports 2 polio cases in Mozambique caused by mutated virus in the vaccine.

January 22nd, 5:03 AM CST
UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'
UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

The World Health Organization says it is seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing.".

January 18th, 6:53 AM CST
3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water
3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

No one has been convicted of a felony in the Flint water investigation, three years after the start of a state criminal probe.

January 18th, 12:33 PM CST
Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums
Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums

Trump administration proposal would lead to higher 'Obamacare' premiums.

January 17th, 5:43 PM CST
Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market
Dispute over rules riles California's legal pot market

California has finalized hundreds of pages of rules governing the nation's largest legal pot market, but the dense regulations are unlikely to settle long-running disputes over testing and home deliveries.

January 17th, 5:23 PM CST
Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds
Hospital: 'Poor decisions' by staff giving outsize pain meds

An Ohio hospital system leader says a doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to at least 27 patients were carried out by what he calls "a small number of good people who made poor decisions.".

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New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness
New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety.

January 19th, 11:43 AM CST
Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet
Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

A report says limiting meat is optimal for people and the planet, but not everyone agrees.

January 16th, 9:23 PM CST
China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own
China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

A Chinese investigation says the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law.

January 21st, 2:43 AM CST
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.

January 17th, 2:53 PM CST
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine.

January 16th, 1:13 PM CST
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists.

January 16th, 10:03 AM CST
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

January 16th, 1:43 PM CST
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy.

January 17th, 2:53 PM CST
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows
The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine.

January 16th, 1:13 PM CST
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists.

January 16th, 10:03 AM CST
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed
Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades.

January 16th, 1:43 PM CST
The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt
The Latest: Dem says EPA's Wheeler 'as extreme' as Pruitt

President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, is describing himself as a champion of deregulation and the environment.

January 16th, 8:33 AM CST

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Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs
Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.

January 16th, 8:53 AM CST
Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs
Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s.

January 16th, 8:03 AM CST
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown
FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

FDA to resume inspections of riskier food despite government shutdown.

January 14th, 5:53 PM CST
Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby
Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party.

January 16th, 4:53 PM CST
Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide
Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

January 13th, 5:53 PM CST
Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem
Too much brine? Study highlights growing toxic brine problem

According to a U.N.-backed report, desalination plants are producing 142 million cubic meters (5,014 million cubic feet) of brine each day.

January 14th, 10:03 AM CST
Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm's rape investigation
Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm's rape investigation

The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix's former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape.

January 14th, 2:03 PM CST
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds
Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures.

January 15th, 11:23 AM CST
Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits
Supreme Court rejects appeal over military burn pits

The Supreme Court is rejecting appeals from military veterans who claim they suffer health problems because of open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.

January 14th, 9:03 AM CST
Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia
Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia.

January 14th, 3:23 AM CST
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states
Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures.

January 12th, 10:53 AM CST
US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one
US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one.

January 11th, 10:27 AM CST
Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'
Filing: OxyContin maker forecast 'blizzard of prescriptions'

A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people gathered at the prescription opioid painkiller's launch party in the 1990s that it would be "followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition".

January 15th, 3:03 PM CST
Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels
Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels showing the beer's ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

January 11th, 5:27 AM CST
EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease
EU OKs Poland's wild boar slaughter to fight swine disease

The European Union's executive body has supported Poland's massive killing of wild boar as a way of protecting farm pigs and meat production from the deadly African swine fever.

January 11th, 10:07 AM CST

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