Health

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

Apr 19, 2018

Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his condition has deteriorated badly

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

Apr 19, 2018

US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children

Boy who has autism builds model of Titanic out of Legos

Apr 19, 2018

A 26-foot-long model of the Titanic made out of 56,000 Legos that was built by a boy who has autism has made it to the United States

'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

Apr 19, 2018

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Apr 19, 2018

New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017

Aging death row: Is executing old or infirm inmates cruel?

Apr 18, 2018

Graying of America's death row: As inmates age, US courts increasingly face questions of when it becomes unconstitutionally cruel to execute the elderly and infirm

House panel moves to curb food stamps, renew farm subsidies

Apr 18, 2018

A bitterly-divided House panel has approved new work and job training requirements for food stamps as part of a five-year renewal of federal farm and nutrition policy

Judge says no to law firm on concussion settlement

Apr 18, 2018

A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement

Nanny convicted of killing 2 kids; New York jury rejects argument she was too mentally ill to be held responsible

Apr 18, 2018

Nanny convicted of killing 2 kids; New York jury rejects argument she was too mentally ill to be held responsible

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

Apr 18, 2018

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

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