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Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
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Tramadol: `the other opioid crisis’ in the developing world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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Mass opioid abuse is `destabilizing’ world’s poorest nations  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk... more
Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Menopause hormones causing breast cancer risks that may last decades  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
Opioid billed as `safer’ is abused widely around the world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving... more
Breast cancer risk from menopause hormones may last decades  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Women who use certain types of hormones after menopause may still have an increased risk of developing breast cancer nearly two decades after they stop taking the pills more
More people signing up for health insurance in California  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New enrollments in California's state-run health insurance marketplace are up 16% compared to last year more
Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in US  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Health officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50 more
New York tries to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban  ABC NEWS · 4 days
New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court, but the state is moving to keep it alive and could also expand it to include menthol more
Court won't halt lawsuits against doctor in murder case  ABC NEWS · 4 days
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Eyeing 2020, House empowers Medicare to negotiate drug costs  ABC NEWS · 4 days
House Democrats have pushed through legislation that would empower Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and offer new benefits for seniors more
Pelosi drug bill up for House vote reflects a Trump idea  ABC NEWS · 4 days
When Donald Trump was running for the White House, he said he could save Medicare billions of dollars by negotiating prescription drug prices more
Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Outdated medical practices related to childbirth that continue to be used despite evidence they cause harm have come under increasing scrutiny in Europe more
Doctors end protest to demand flu vaccines for migrants  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A group of doctors say they have ended their three-day protest against the U.S. government's refusal to allow them into detention facilities to administer the flu vaccine to migrants more
More Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals  ABC NEWS · 4 days
For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals more
Tips for using flexible spending dollars before year's end  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The deadline is looming but there's still time to use up the money you set aside for medical expenses more
Rep. Ted Lieu of California recovering after heart procedure  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Congressman Ted Lieu of California is recovering following surgery to implant a heart stent after he experienced chest pains more
Arkansas judge denies students' appeal to vaccination policy  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students' request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don't have the proper... more
New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted treatment more
Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food... more
Black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions: Report  ABC NEWS · 6 days
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Report: black lung funding cut will cost taxpayers billions  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A report from a national watchdog group says a cut to the tax that coal companies pay to fund a trust for sick miners will cost taxpayers billions of dollars more
White House backs emerging deal on consumer health costs  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The White House is endorsing an emerging bipartisan agreement on a bill aimed at curbing consumer health care costs more
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study says  ABC NEWS · 7 days
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function more
Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story  ABC NEWS · 7 days
In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Tufts, erroneously reported that Richard Sackler is a current board member of Purdue Pharma more
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says  ABC NEWS · 7 days
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function more
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions more
West Virginians head to Canada to find affordable insulin  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A group of West Virginians have gone to Canada to find affordable insulin more
Malaysia vaccinating for polio after first case in 27 years  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of... more
Polio scare as Malaysia reports first case in 27 years  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Malaysia has began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of... more
Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent days more
Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug plan do-over  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe they received inaccurate information more
Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations more
US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years more
Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego County more
Pelosi sets Medicare showdown on drug costs and new benefits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices more
US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medications more
Officials: Chemical in Texas blasts posed no serious risks  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Officials have lifted a voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches, saying levels of the chemical butadiene have dropped to safe levels more
Experts split sharply over experimental Alzheimer’s drug  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Experts are sharply split over the effectiveness of an experimental new Alzheimer’s drug more
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