Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.
'No human is limited': Kipchoge runs sub-2 hour marathon
VIENNA (AP) — Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday.
California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries
Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.
Post-war Liberians are demanding better mental health care
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — More than a decade after back-to-back civil wars ravaged Liberia its people still await justice for countless abuses, and many say the lack of accountability is worsening a mental health crisis.
California to ban smoking on state parks, beaches
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov.
California to require abortion medication at public colleges
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to require abortion medication on college campuses under a law signed Friday by Democratic Gov.
US appeals court skeptical of Trump's Medicaid work rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday sharply questioned the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients, casting doubt on a key part of a governmentwide effort to place conditions on low-income people seeking taxpayer-financed assistance.
WHO anti-cholera vaccination campaign begins in Sudan
CAIRO (AP) — The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in late August.
Sanders never considered leaving race after heart attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he never considered dropping out of the presidential race after suffering a heart attack last week and characterized his recovery as "so far, so very good" despite acknowledging that the incident left his heart "with some damage."
EPA proposes rewrite of rules on lead contamination in water
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead.
Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria
PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.
California hospital chain going to court over high prices
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of California's largest hospital systems is facing a trial over accusations that it has used its market dominance to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills.
Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins
CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday denied two efforts that could have kept the first federal trial on the opioids crisis from starting as scheduled this month in Cleveland.
US vaping illnesses continue to rise, cause still a mystery
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids
U.S. health officials again warned doctors Thursday against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions.
Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday.
Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and deaths, officials said.
California bans pesticide linked to brain damage in children
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A widely used agricultural pesticide that California environmental officials have said has been linked to brain damage in children will be banned after next year under an agreement reached with the manufacturer, state officials announced Wednesday.
Measles outbreak kills more than 4,000 in Congo this year
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 4,000 people have died in Congo this year in the world's largest measles outbreak, the United Nations children's agency said Wednesday.
Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients.
Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide.
Hong Kong's undercover medics reveal hidden toll of protests
HONG KONG (AP) — As riot police fought anti-government demonstrators on the streets of Hong Kong over the weekend, two photos popped into the encrypted inbox of a group of volunteer medics who call themselves the "Hidden Clinic."
3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year. More than 1.7 million cases of chlamydia (kluh-MID'-ee-uh) were reported last year.
Doctors turn to thumbs for diagnosis and treatment by text
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn't even leave her dining room.
US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S.