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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2002 file photo, a doctor holds the medication Zyban in Kansas City, Kan. According to industry-funded research mandated by U.S. and European regulators and released on Monday April 9, 2018, Chantix and Zyban, two heavily promoted smoking cessation drugs, are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
April 09, 2018 - 11:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe...
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April 09, 2018 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The United Nations maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships. Environmental activists say that while shipping contributes only 2-3 percent of global greenhouses gases, the industry's efforts are essential to combating climate change. Proposals...
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Jamie Scott, center, and her husband, Skyler, listen as Dr. John Elliott discusses the delivery of the couple's quintuplets during a news conference Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Scott gave birth on March 21, 2018 to three girls and two boys weighing less than 3 pounds each. The babies will be able to leave the hospital in May according to the hospital. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 06, 2018 - 7:14 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Bringing five babies into the world has left Jamie Scott feeling tired, excited and ultimately blessed. She delivered quintuplets by Caesarean section after 29 weeks of pregnancy on March 21 at Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. "I feel so blessed when...
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FILE- This Sept. 7, 2017 file photo shows a box of Narcan spray displayed after a news conference in Cincinnati. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said in a news conference in Atlanta, Thursday, April 5, 2018, that he wants more Americans to starts carrying Narcan, an overdose antidote, in an effort to combat the nation's opioid crisis. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 05, 2018 - 3:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and save lives. Speaking at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta on Thursday morning, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams...
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April 05, 2018 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off — again. A federal judge in Wyoming has halted the clean-air rule indefinitely. Judge Scott Skavdahl says it "makes little sense" to force oil and gas companies to comply with the Obama-era...
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Forensic officers at the scene where a 16-year old boy was shot on Monday evening and left in a critical condition outside the leisure centre in Walthamstow, east London, Tuesday April 3, 2018. A 17-year old girl was shot and died on Monday evening, in the nearby Tottenham district of north London. The homicide rate in London has increased each month in 2018 as the British capital experiences a rise in violent crime. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
April 05, 2018 - 10:20 am
LONDON (AP) — Friends say Israel Ogunsola was a bubbly young man with a knack for making people laugh. This week the 18-year-old became London's 53rd murder victim of 2018. The British capital is being shaken by a spike in deadly violence, much of it involving young people with knives caught up in...
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In this Thursday, March 22, 2018 file photo, a photo of Spenser Flowers as homecoming king at Hampton Township High School in 2014 is surrounded by other photos from his life in a collage at his parents' home in Hampton Township, Pa. After Flowers' died of an opioid overdose in January of 2017, Hampton schools launched a drug prevention crusade and his mother, Tina Flowers, launched the non-profit Spencer's Voice to combat drug abuse in young people. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
April 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey finds that a slim majority of Americans recognize drug addiction is a disease that requires medical treatment. But most also say they would not welcome those suffering from drug addiction into their neighborhoods, workplaces or families. Most medical authorities view...
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FILE- This undated file illustration made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta depicts Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, one of the germs that can evolve to resist antibiotics. "Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (CDC via AP, File)
April 03, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Health officials say that "nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the United States last year, a sign that these rare cases are growing as a public health threat. The numbers come from a first-of-a-kind hunt by the nation's public...
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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. According to a study released on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who didn’t. The heightened danger of death after a devastating loss, which researchers called a “wealth shock,” crossed socio-economic lines, affecting people no matter how much money they had to start. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 03, 2018 - 10:01 am
A new study suggests a big financial loss may shorten your life. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden economic blow are more likely to die during the following years than those who didn't. About 1 in 4 people in the study faced what researchers called a "wealth shock," or a loss of 75...
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April 02, 2018 - 5:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice wants to join settlement talks in federal court involving hundreds of lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers. The government says it can provide information and expertise to parties in the case and facilitate requests to...
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