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Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, stafferLetter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees
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President Donald Trump addresses the March of Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting lifePresident Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished."
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, answers a question from a Senate committee examining the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. The FDA says it wants to continue to help people quit smoking by supporting a variety of approaches. “We still have to provide an opportunity for adults who want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine,” says Gottlieb. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big TobaccoUS health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers
The Associated Press2 days ago
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering MassWidespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy
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CTE Can Develop in Those Who've Never Had a ConcussionWhen a person has a concussion, headaches, memory impairment, and loss of balance usually make the injury obvious. But there are "many more people who are getting hit and getting hurt" without much attention, CTE researcher Lee Goldstein tells NPR . His latest study puts a spotlight on them, providing what...
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Scientists 'Enormously Excited' About Cancer Blood TestScientists are "very, very excited" about what they see as a positive "first step" in developing a blood test that could detect a variety of cancers, the Washington Post reports. In a study published in the journal Science , researchers used the CancerSEEK test, which looks for cancer-tied proteins and DNA,...
Newser2 days ago
In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children
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In this Jan. 14, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reinforcing its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration creates a federal office to protect medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures because of their moral or religious beliefs.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctorsOn eve of annual anti-abortion march, Trump administration announces new HHS office to protect conscience rights of doctors
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, scientists have made progress on a "liquid biopsy" test that can detect many types of cancer at an early stage from bits of DNA and other substances in blood. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising resultsScientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage
The Associated Press3 days ago
Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon speaks from a prepared statement during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Baltimore. The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks asserts she was denied care by medical professionals and left to die on the street. Cheryl Chandler says was only made aware of her 22-year-old daughter’s predicament on the night of Jan. 9 when she happened upon a viral video shot by a passerby.(Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gownMother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, file photo, a nurse administers an injection at a Pennsylvania hospital. In an initiative announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high drug prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugsHospital groups address drug shortages and high prices by creating company to make cheaper generic drugs
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Organizers say Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the 2018 March for Life gathering, speaking live from the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilizeActivists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force
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