Health

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep 18, 2018

Former President Jimmy Carter campaigns in Georgia alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams, bringing together the state's past and its potential future

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

Sep 18, 2018

California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs

NBA, union reminds players that mental health help available

Sep 18, 2018

NBA, NBPA send letter to players across league reminding them that help with their mental wellness is available

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Sep 18, 2018

Congress is considering whether to increase the amount of marijuana grown in the U.S. for research. But in the meantime, scientists at the University of California San Diego have received rare federal permissions to import the drug.

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

Sep 18, 2018

Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions

Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending

Sep 18, 2018

Senate backs $854B bill to avert shutdown through Dec. 7, boost military spending

White House sets 'new direction' in biodefense strategy

Sep 18, 2018

The Trump administration says it is taking a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for biological attacks and infectious disease outbreaks

Day care owner accused of tying kids to car seats for hours

Sep 18, 2018

The owner of a Dallas-area in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed on child endangerment charges

Microbead researcher among 6 recipients of Heinz Awards

Sep 18, 2018

A scientist who warned about the environmental threat of microbeads is one of six people being honored with $250,000 cash awards from the Pittsburgh-based Heinz Family Foundation

Legal pot business owner sentenced for federal tax crimes

Sep 17, 2018

A part-owner and operator of medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon has been sentenced to seven years in prison, marking what a prosecutor called the county's first federal sentencing of a legal pot business owner for tax crimes

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