Health

Study: Millions should stop using aspirin for heart health

Jul 22, 2019

A new study suggests millions of people need to rethink their use of aspirin to prevent a heart attack

Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

Jul 22, 2019

A U.S. government audit that has been made public found that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses

Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?

Jul 22, 2019

Data on harder-to-abuse OxyContin remains under wraps, raising questions about reformulation's effectiveness amid drug epidemic

Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

Jul 21, 2019

The East Coast sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy

What consumers can do as regulators weigh compounds' risks

Jul 20, 2019

While federal regulators weigh the risks of a widely used nonstick and stain-resistant compound, experts say consumers can take steps to limit their exposure.

Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

Jul 20, 2019

Assistive technology, help from seasonal hires and family members, and a general improvement in the health of U.S. seniors in recent decades have helped farmers remain productive well into their 60s, 70s and beyond

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

Jul 20, 2019

A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren't needed is antithetical to the company's stance

What to do about suspicious orders is focus in opioid case

Jul 19, 2019

Two Ohio counties are asking a judge to find that drugmakers and distributors were not allowed to ship suspicious orders of controlled substances to pharmacies

A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle

Jul 18, 2019

Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region

Georgia beachgoers help pilot whales from stranding on shore

Jul 17, 2019

Beachgoers in Georgia help keep dozens of pilot whales from stranding themselves on the shore

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