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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, German Chancellor Angela Merkel drinks water during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey. The European Union said Thursday Feb.1, 2018, the rules governing water quality will change to improve access to drinking water and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, FILE)
February 01, 2018 - 9:22 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said Thursday the rules will oblige the bloc's 28 countries to improve access to...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C. Health experts are stepping up warnings as more cardiac side effects of some breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first guidance on the issue, released on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, the American Heart Association urges that women and their doctors carefully weigh the risks and benefits of any therapy that may cause heart damage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 01, 2018 - 7:58 am
Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light. In its first statement on the topic, the American Heart Association on Thursday said women should consider carefully the risks and...
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David Blake
January 31, 2018 - 2:28 pm
The first big weekend of Mardi Gras parades is here, and there are also Super Bowl parties across the New Orleans area. That means thousands of people will be close together, right in the middle of the worst flu season in recent memory. State health officials are on the case, but worried, Dr. Frank...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves federal court in Boston. Chin, a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak, was cleared in October of second-degree murder charges, but convicted on dozens of other counts. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, file)
January 31, 2018 - 2:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts pharmacist convicted for his role in the deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak fought through sobs as he apologized to victims and their families Wednesday before he was sentenced to eight years in prison. Nearly 80 people died and almost 800 were sickened in what's...
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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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