Health

Researchers see possible link between opioids, birth defect

Jan 17, 2019

Health officials see possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect

The Latest: Phoenix police locate mother of dead newborn

Jan 17, 2019

Phoenix police say investigators have located and contacted the mother of a newborn baby girl found dead in a women's restroom inside an Amazon distribution center

In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples

Jan 17, 2019

Life in limbo: Fertility clinics, couples struggle with what to do with leftover embryos from pregnancy attempts

Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet

Jan 17, 2019

A report says limiting meat is optimal for people and the planet, but not everyone agrees

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

Jan 17, 2019

Lawyers say a U.S.-born Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation after pleading guilty to a disturbance at a western Michigan hospital

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

Jan 17, 2019

Legislators and activists will push this year to pass high-priority bills on abortion in statehouses across the United States

Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws

Jan 16, 2019

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit seeking repeal of state laws that make it more difficult for women to receive abortions

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

Jan 16, 2019

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence

Idaho woman has 50-pound tumor removed

Jan 16, 2019

An Idaho woman who thought she was gaining weight because of menopause discovered she actually had a 50-pound tumor that had been growing inside her for decades

Hospital: Doc gave near-death patients excessive pain meds

Jan 16, 2019

An Ohio hospital system says an intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked to stop lifesaving measures

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