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UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involvedDoctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yetThe legalization of marijuana in Canada won't change the NHL's policies yet
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. It's been a constant drumbeat since the GOP launched its effort to repeal the Obama-era health law and is the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now. It's a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Nebraska to California, and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms nearDemocrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In a photo provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, a tranquilized bear cub lies with a bucket stuck on its head in McHenry, Md. Wildlife officials in Maryland tracked the black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head.  (Maryland Department of Natural Resources via AP)
Bear cub with bucket on its head rescued after 3 daysWildlife officials in Maryland tracked a black bear cub for three days in order to tranquilize it and remove a bucket that had gotten stuck on its head
The Associated Press17 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. It's been a constant drumbeat since the GOP launched its effort to repeal the Obama-era health law and is the subject of the greatest share of political ads on television now. It's a top issue in campaigns from Virginia to Nebraska to California, and especially in Arizona, where Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has made it the foundation of her Senate campaign. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midtermsPresident Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care.
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon. A ruling by federal judge last month will allow 13 inmates to move forward with a lawsuit that alleges the state confined them in inhumane conditions because of high levels of the radioactive gas. A group of 16 former guards and staff member sued in August. (Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File)
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure casesGuards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon
The Associated Press23 hours ago
Texas cancels troubled contract with anti-abortion groupTexas health officials say they're canceling $6 million in troubled contracts with an anti-abortion group that was hired after the state cut off Planned Parenthood and are investigating questionable expenses
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this July 14 2018, file photo, a surfer takes a spill while battling the waves at the BSR Surf resort near Waco, Texas. Health officials say a New Jersey man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba" was likely exposed to it during his visit to the Texas water resort last month. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District said Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, that testing done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found evidence of the amoeba at one of the four attractions at the BSR Cable Park and Surf Resort in Waco. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP File)
Man likely got 'brain-eating amoeba' at Texas resortHealth officials say a man who died from a rare "brain-eating amoeba" was likely exposed to it during his visit to a Central Texas water resort last month
The Associated Press2 days ago
Happy campers, and also lots of them, in MaineThe Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands says a record number of visitors have camped in Maine State Parks this year
The Associated Press2 days ago
Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infectedCongo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected
The Associated Press2 days ago
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