Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight
Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight

A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems in the wake of the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan.

July 19th, 1:46 pm
Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd
Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

U.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.

July 20th, 5:04 pm
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.

July 19th, 12:52 pm
Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee
Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor.

July 20th, 7:06 am
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations.

July 20th, 7:01 am
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution
Nevada's path forward unclear after twice-delayed execution

Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.

July 19th, 12:52 pm
Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee
Singapore: Hack of 1.5M patients' records targeted PM Lee

A cyberattack on Singapore's public health system breached records on 1.5 million people and targeted the prime minister, a two-time cancer survivor.

July 20th, 7:06 am
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS
Sexual harassment panel being set up at embattled UNAIDS

An independent panel of experts on sexual harassment is being set up at UNAIDS, the Geneva-based agency overseeing the fight against HIV/AIDS, after calls for the organization's head to resign over his handling of harassment allegations.

July 20th, 7:01 am
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know
AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

AP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease.

July 19th, 10:07 am
Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises
Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

A new study says visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of air pollution.

July 18th, 1:20 pm
Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands
Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it is reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently.

July 19th, 5:15 pm
Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court
Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry.

July 18th, 5:59 pm
Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules
Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says the state's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules it adopted last week for medical marijuana.

July 18th, 12:14 pm
Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial
Japan OKs 1st anti-smoking law, but seen as lax and partial

Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless.

July 18th, 3:50 am
FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs
FDA plans to ease OTC approvals for some prescription drugs

FDA wants to make it easier for some prescription drugs to be sold over the counter.

July 17th, 9:18 am
States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies
States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded.

July 17th, 1:12 pm
Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe
Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.

July 17th, 12:26 pm
Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant
Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant.

July 17th, 8:20 pm
Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law
Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho over new abortion reporting requirements.

July 17th, 4:02 pm
GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for lead
GAO: Less than half of school districts test water for lead

Less than half of school districts test for lead in the drinking water, according to a federal report released Tuesday.

July 17th, 4:57 pm

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New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus
New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

A new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus.

July 18th, 1:30 pm
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine.

July 16th, 5:08 pm
FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack
FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack.

July 13th, 4:39 pm
New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom
New ways to conquer sleep apnea compete for place in bedroom

New remedies for sleep apnea are vying for a place in the bedrooms of millions of people craving a good night's rest.

July 12th, 6:49 am
Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation
Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.

July 16th, 11:09 am
WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events
WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

Office space sharing company WeWork says it will no longer serve red or white meat at company events and also won't allow employees to charge meat to the company.

July 14th, 10:45 am
FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers
FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

FDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money.

July 13th, 9:25 am
Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike
Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.

July 14th, 9:25 am
Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment
Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment

Oklahoma's Medicaid program is the nation's first to be approved to experiment with a new way of paying for prescription drugs that supporters say could save taxpayer dollars and provide patients with the most effective drugs.

July 13th, 12:00 pm
FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages
FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages.

July 12th, 1:21 pm
Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law
Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act.

July 12th, 10:26 am
Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers
Dems: Novartis deal with Cohen sought access to policymakers

A report released by a group of Senate Democrats says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer was in frequent contact with top officials of the pharmaceutical giant Novartis as part of the lawyer's $1.2 million consulting deal with the company.

July 13th, 11:14 am
Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program
Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

The agency overseeing Oregon's legal medical marijuana industry admits it has not effectively provided oversight of growers and others, creating opportunities for weed to be diverted into the highly profitable black market.

July 12th, 8:56 pm
Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana
Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana.

July 13th, 10:45 am
Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states
Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion.

July 12th, 2:05 pm

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