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This image provided by the Food and Drug Administration shows packages of e-liquid nicotine, at left and juice boxes on the right. The US Food and Drug Administration issued warnings Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to more than a dozen makers of liquid nicotine for packaging their vaping formulas to resemble children’s juice boxes, candies and cookies. (FDA via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liquid nicotine products that look like juice boxes, candies and other kids' snacks came under government scrutiny Tuesday, as health authorities warned they could pose a danger to children. The Food and Drug Administration issued more than a dozen warnings over the illegal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, Stephanie Richurk, a nurse at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, sorts blood samples collected from participants in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, that it will open nationwide enrollment and is seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and medical records. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
May 01, 2018 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough database comparing the genetics, lifestyles...
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April 30, 2018 - 6:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space. Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. The government is paying Redfield $375,000 a year to run the Atlanta-based CDC, U.S. officials confirmed in April 2018, nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other recent past directors. On Monday, April 30, 2018, HHS officials said Redfield had asked for a pay reduction because the topic had become a distraction.(Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the top U.S. public health agency has asked for — and will receive — a cut to his record-setting pay, federal officials said Monday. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr.'s new salary was not revealed. The 66-year-old HIV researcher, who was picked in March to head the Centers for...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:56 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two Wisconsin residents who want gender reassignment surgeries paid by Medicaid filed a federal lawsuit against the state Monday, contending their denials of service are discriminatory and violate the federal health care law. The lawsuit from Cody Flack, a 30-year-old transgender...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of Louisiana's safety-net hospital operators has notified about 770 of its employees they could be laid off and the hospital shuttered on June 30 because of proposed budget cuts. Lafayette General Health System sent the notices Monday to workers at University Hospital...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, Dr. Luiz Loures, during a meeting at Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) headquarters in Washington, U.S.A.. The U.N. agency that fights AIDS says that it's reopening a sexual harassment investigation against a top official Luiz Loures, saying additional allegations have emerged against him. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 30, 2018 - 12:19 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations agency that fights AIDS has reopened a sexual harassment investigation of a top official who was cleared in an initial probe, saying Monday that additional allegations have emerged. UNAIDS declined to specify the new allegations against Luiz Loures, the agency's...
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In this undated photo provided by Alyss Negrete, she poses with her with husband, Gilbert "Matt" Negrete and their children, from left, Aubree, Mya and Camren. Negrete, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail awaiting trial for attempted assault and other crimes after he allegedly pulled a knife during an altercation with veteran clinic staffers in January 2018, in White City, Ore. (Courtesy of Alyss Negrete via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 10:28 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert "Matt" Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with...
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Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, lawyer for the LGBT civil rights group Lambda Legal, poses outside his Manhattan office, Friday April 27, 2018, in New York. Military service, bathroom use, job bias and now health care. The Trump administration is under fire for rewriting a rule barring discrimination in health care due to “gender identity.” Groups representing transgender people expect the Obama protections to be gutted and are preparing to take the administration to court. “The proposed rollback does fit into a pattern of transphobia and anti-LGBT sentiment in this administration,” said Gonzalez-Pagan.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 29, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military service. Bathroom use. Job bias. And now, health care. The Trump administration is coming under fire for rewriting a federal rule that bars discrimination in health care based on "gender identity." Critics say it's another attempt to undercut acceptance for transgender...
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April 29, 2018 - 5:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks. The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April. The...
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