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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, Brenda Fitzgerald, Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner, left, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal respond to questions in Atlanta. U.S. officials announced that Fitzgerald, the director of the nation’s top public health agency has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials said Fitzgerald’s complex financial interests had caused conflicts of interest that made it difficult to do her job. Alex Azar, who was sworn in as head of the department Monday, accepted her resignation. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's complex financial investments presented conflicts that made it difficult to do her job...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, investor Warren Buffett gestures on stage at a national conference sponsored by the Purpose Built Communities group that Buffett supports, in Omaha, Neb. Amazon, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase say they’re creating a new company that will help address the health care needs of their U.S. workers, announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
January 30, 2018 - 2:52 pm
The leaders of Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan announced the ambitious goal of improving health care coverage all of their employees. They say they are forming a new company that will be "free from profit-making incentives and constraints" and hint its results might be applied on a...
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FILE - This Oct. 14, 2015 file photo shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, the FDA is asking manufacturers of anti-diarrhea drugs to package their medications in smaller quantities, since recent statistics show a rise in abuse of massive doses to try and get high from a small amount of an opioid in the medication. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 30, 2018 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an...
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Chris Miller
January 30, 2018 - 10:14 am
We're less than a week from Super Bowl Sunday, then football shuts down until late summer. When it returns, there could be fewer children playing the game, at least the full-pads version, in some parts of the country. New York has proposed it, and an Illinois lawmaker has proposed forbidding...
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Ireland's Prime Mnister Leo Varadkar, left, and Minister for Health Simon Harris brief the media on the government's plans for a referendum on Ireland's restrictive abortion laws, following a specially convened cabinet meeting at Government Buildings in Dublin Monday Jan. 29, 2018. Ireland’s health minister said Tuesday abortion is a reality for Irish women regardless of whether the country repeals a constitutional ban on most terminations at a planned referendum in May. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
January 30, 2018 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish women are having abortions regardless of a near-total constitutional ban on terminating pregnancies, the country's health minister said Tuesday in defense of a planned referendum that will ask voters whether the amendment should be repealed. Health Minister Simon Harris said on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Sen. Connie Leyva, D-Chino, leaves a hearing of the Senate Rules Committee in Sacramento, Calif. Leyva's bill SB320 would require all university campuses to offer medication abortion by Jan. 1, 2022. California public universities would be required to offer medication abortion on all 34 campuses under legislation approved in the state Senate Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, a vast expansion of a service that is rare on college campuses nationwide. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 29, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would be the first state to require public universities to offer medication abortion under legislation approved in the state Senate Monday, a bill that if signed into law would mark a vast expansion of a service that's rare on college campuses. None of the 34...
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January 29, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sworn in Alex Azar (AY'-zahr) to serve as his second health secretary at the White House. The former drug company executive and official in George W. Bush's administration succeeds former Republican Georgia congressman Tom Price, who resigned last fall...
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FILE - This is a Jan. 22, 2018 file photo of sick baby Isaiah Haastrup's mother Takesha Thomas and father Lanre Haastrup outside the High Court in London, A British judge on Monday Jan. 29, 2018 ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain-damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents’ wishes for continued intervention. The judge says that doctors can stop providing life support treatment to Isaiah Haastrup. The case had been heard in the Family Division of the High Court in London. (Philip Toscano/PA File, via AP)
January 29, 2018 - 10:23 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has ruled that intensive care treatment can be withdrawn for a brain-damaged 11-month-old boy despite his parents' wishes for continued intervention. Judge Alistair MacDonald said Monday in Birmingham that doctors can stop providing life support treatment to Isaiah...
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January 27, 2018 - 8:30 am
(WWL.com) - An estimated ten-thousand pro-life supporters are expected to march in Saturday’s Louisiana Life March North in Bossier/Shreveport. Life March North is the second of three events being held across Louisiana. Organizer Louis Avallone says the movement is much more than just protesting...
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In this Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Robert Leibovitz wears a T-shirt with information about his need for a kidney while visiting Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Leibowitz, a New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying “In Need of Kidney” went viral has received a life-saving transplant from a stranger. (Rocio Sandoval via AP)
January 26, 2018 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey father of five whose T-shirt saying "In Need of Kidney" went viral has received a lifesaving transplant from a stranger. Robert Leibowitz said he had the surgery last week at a New York hospital and is now "walking on clouds." "Everything had to fall into place," he...
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