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Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 12:39 PM EDT

Court to Decide if Drug Use While Pregnant Is Child Abuse

Court to Decide if Drug Use While Pregnant Is Child Abuse

Pennsylvania's highest court will decide whether a woman's use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law. The Supreme Court recently took up the case of a woman who tested...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 at 01:44 PM EDT

Michigan to Stop Providing Free Water to Flint Residents

Michigan to Stop Providing Free Water to Flint Residents

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are frustrated and angry after learning the state will stop providing them with free bottled water. 

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 08:07 AM EDT

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

High School Football Player Debilitated by Concussion Gets $7.1M

A former high school football player and his family will receive millions of dollars after a civil suit settlement with a San Diego County school district over accusations of improper steps by the coaching staff...

Friday, Apr 6, 2018 at 02:21 AM EDT

Health Department Probes E. Coli Outbreak in 4 NJ Counties

Health Department Probes E. Coli Outbreak in 4 NJ Counties

New Jersey’s Health Department says it’s investigating a half-dozen cases of E. coli that may be linked to a restaurant chain in the state.

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 09:25 PM EDT

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

CDC Investigating HIV Case Spike Among Mass. Opioid Users

Federal public health officials are joining Massachusetts health officials in investigating a large cluster of reported HIV cases in Lawrence and Lowell. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agreed to...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 02:00 PM EDT

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Overdose Antidote

The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM EDT

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

Opioid Addiction Costs Employers $2.6B a Year for Care

A new report shows large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction and overdoses in 2016, an eightfold increase since 2004. More than half went to treat employees' children. The analysis released...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 at 08:29 AM EDT

Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

Drug-Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Pose Growing Threat: CDC

"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 03:05 PM EDT

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Some Kratom Products

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall of Some Kratom Products

The Food and Drug Administration ordered the mandatory recall Tuesday of kratom products distributed by one company that may be contaminated with salmonella. The FDA said it’s the first time it has used its...

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018 at 11:56 AM EDT

Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Death, Study Suggests

Midlife 'Wealth Shock' May Lead to Death, Study Suggests

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't....

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