Health

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Sep 12, 2019

Researchers who found surgeons can be trained the same way as animals, and scientists who examined the bacterial grossness of bank notes were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes

US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

Sep 12, 2019

US health officials have revised a count of vaping-related illnesses, to 380 in 36 states

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep 12, 2019

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations

Severely malnourished teen's dad, stepmom plead not guilty

Sep 12, 2019

An Ohio county prosecutor says a 13-year-old boy fed a strict vegan diet of fruit and nuts by his parents and weighing just 65 pounds resembled a concentration camp survivor when he fled his family's home last month

Settlement money won't restore Ohio city upended by opioids

Sep 12, 2019

Public officials in Akron, Ohio, say no amount of money will restore the families and institutions that have been upended by the opioid crisis

Vaping group plotted lobbying efforts at Trump's DC hotel

Sep 12, 2019

America's vaping industry has taken its fight to fend off regulation directly to President Donald Trump's doorstep, with a lobbying group twice booking meetings at his Washington hotel.

Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim

Sep 11, 2019

Wisconsin authorities say an operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed

Ex-NFL player, doctor are arrested in Georgia opioid case

Sep 11, 2019

A former NFL football player and a metro Atlanta doctor face charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs, including opioids

Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes

Sep 11, 2019

President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes

Austrian doctor sues US for seizing patients' abortion drugs

Sep 9, 2019

An Austrian doctor who prescribes abortion drugs to patients around the world is suing the United States for allegedly blocking her American patients from getting abortions by seizing their prescriptions

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