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May 13, 2017
Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy
In Appalachian states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic, the tough-on-crime policy announced Friday by U.S. Attorney General ...
May 11, 2017
Heroin epidemic pushing up hepatitis C infections in US
The heroin epidemic is driving up hepatitis C infections, with the biggest increase in people in their 20s, U.S.
May 11, 2017
Lawyer, CEO want charge dropped against journalist
A West Virginia journalist arrested after repeatedly asking U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price a question ...
May 10, 2017
Reporter arrested while trying to question Cabinet member
Police in West Virginia's Capitol arrested a journalist who they said was trying "aggressively" to get past Secret Service ...
May 05, 2017
Trump moving to slash budget for White House 'drug czar"
The Trump administration is moving to gut the office of the White House "drug czar" according to a preliminary budget ...
May 04, 2017
WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine
The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against ...
May 04, 2017
Trump pick for mental health agency doesn't fit his pattern
President Donald Trump's pick to marshal the government's response to the opioid epidemic and assist people with mental ...
April 25, 2017
Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean
When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already ...
April 17, 2017
Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs
Tummy tucks really hurt. Doctors carve from hip to hip, slicing off skin, tightening muscles, tugging at innards.
April 06, 2017
Report says cost of Zika estimated at up to $18 billion
A new international report says the Zika virus epidemic may be imposing billions of dollars of costs on nations across the ...
April 03, 2017
Lawsuit dismissed over Ebola quarantines in Connecticut
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials over quarantines imposed ...
April 01, 2017
Can't afford to bury loved ones? Often, states can't help
When Belinda Crookshanks' son and daughter-in-law died of drug overdoses on the same day in April 2015 at age 35, her grief ...
March 26, 2017
Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air. Cholera patient ...
March 23, 2017
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers
Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure ...
March 20, 2017
'Inferno' brings insight and humanity to Ebola outbreak
"Inferno" (St. Martin's Press), by Steven Hatch In 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch, assistant professor of medicine at the University ...
March 16, 2017
Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan
Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical ...
March 14, 2017
City alleges drugmaker let OxyContin flood black market
As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to ...
March 09, 2017
Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults
For the first time, doctors have tied infection with the Zika virus to possible new heart problems in adults. The evidence ...
March 09, 2017
California lawmakers want to repeal HIV criminalization laws
Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable ...
March 01, 2017
UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low
The World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of ...