Health

Teen sickened after schoolmate gives her marijuana edible

Feb 15, 2019

A 13-year-old girl has been accused of giving edible marijuana gummy bears to some classmates at her school, causing another girl to be hospitalized

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Feb 15, 2019

Illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest is becoming a profitable new business for the Sinaloa drug cartel

Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper supports universal health care

Feb 15, 2019

John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado who's considering running for president, says he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it.

Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down

Feb 15, 2019

President Donald Trump has tipped the scales and is now officially considered obese

Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks

Feb 14, 2019

Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing

Teen migrant detention facility allows a glimpse inside gate

Feb 14, 2019

Journalists were given a glimpse Wednesday of a newly expanded south-Florida detention facility where nearly 150 teenage migrants sleep in rows of bunk beds in a large windowless room and use portable toilets housed in adjacent tents

Jury sides with transgender employee in 'historic' Iowa case

Feb 14, 2019

A jury has ruled that the Iowa Department of Corrections discriminated against a transgender employee by denying him the use of men's restroom and locker rooms at the prison where he worked

Mississippi advances ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Feb 14, 2019

Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative Supreme Court

Study: No leaking radiation from Alaska island nuclear site

Feb 13, 2019

Officials say the latest round of testing on Alaska's Amchitka Island found no radioactive material has leaked from locations where the federal government conducted underground nuclear tests there decades ago

Settlement over USC doctor abuse requires school reforms

Feb 13, 2019

Attorneys for women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California say a $215 million settlement includes groundbreaking campus reforms

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