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US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness
US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick.

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in a central Chinese city that has killed two and prompted the United States and others to take precautionary measures.

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans has  met a quick end in Utah.

Groups push for 'Medicare for All' support as primaries near

Groups push for 'Medicare for All' support as primaries near

With just weeks to go until the first contests of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign, several groups are organizing grassroots efforts aimed at convincing voters they should back candidates who fully support the “Medicare for All” legislation from which the phrase is derived.

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

Teen who fled with mom to avoid cancer surgery has operation

An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials.

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

Chinese health authorities say a second person has died from a new form of coronavirus in central China.

German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China

German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China

German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

Rep. Ayanna Pressley goes public with alopecia and baldness

Rep. Ayanna Pressley has revealed in a new video that she has gone bald due to alopecia.

Sleep apnea company pays $37.5M to settle kickback lawsuits

Sleep apnea company pays $37.5M to settle kickback lawsuits

ResMed, a San Diego-based company that sells sleep apnea machines, will pay $37.5 million to settle allegations that it provided kickbacks to obtain customer referrals.

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted.

On the Money: Confronting fresh health insurance deductibles

On the Money: Confronting fresh health insurance deductibles

The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance, but there are places to find help.

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China

Patient in Japan confirmed as having new virus from China

Japan's government says a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

This week marks a year since an Ohio hospital system announced a doctor ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died.

China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

Chinese officials say they have not ruled the potential for limited human-to-human transmission of a new virus in the central city of Wuhan.

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

The U.N. health agency says Thai officials have reported that a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been hospitalized in Thailand with a recently identified new type of coronavirus.

Ex-pharma exec sentenced to nearly 3 years in bribery scheme

Ex-pharma exec sentenced to nearly 3 years in bribery scheme

A former executive for a drug company has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.

Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids

Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he is suing three distributors of opioids.

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill.

China reports 1st death from new type of coronavirus

China reports 1st death from new type of coronavirus

Health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan are reporting the first death from a new type of coronavirus.

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

Attorneys representing guardians of children born addicted to opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland to include them as a group in a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry.

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California rejects unique intersex surgery ban for some kids

California could become the first state to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on babies born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.

AP Explains: The virus behind China's pneumonia outbreak

AP Explains: The virus behind China's pneumonia outbreak

Since late last year, people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have been infected with a viral pneumonia whose cause was unknown.

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV say a preliminary investigation by experts has identified a previously unknown viral pneumonia as a new type of coronavirus.

Maine swim coach on pool deck despite medical setbacks

Maine swim coach on pool deck despite medical setbacks

A Maine swimming coach has endured a quadruple bypass after a heart attack, removal of cancerous tumors from his colon and wrists, and the amputation of part of his leg.

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

Hemp was ushered in as a federally legal agricultural crop under the groundbreaking 2018 Farm Bill.

Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, at least 6 dead

Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, at least 6 dead

Croatian media say a fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people.