Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller's role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.
'Second disaster' warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a "second disaster" from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into rural areas where an unknown number of people remain without aid more than 10 days after the storm.
Mapping pot legalization politics: Not just red vs. blue
NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn't so black-and-white.
Panel to review Indian Health system's treatment of children
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is creating a task force to investigate how an Indian Health Service doctor was able to sexually assault children in his care.
House Democrats to unveil Affordable Care Act rescue package
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act.
US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem.
Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time.
Murphy to sign bill allowing medically assisted suicide
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.
11.4M sign up for Obama-era health plans this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 11.4 million people have signed up for coverage this year under former President Barack Obama's health law.
More aging Americans are using pot to soothe what ails them
LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects request to delay opioid trial
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by drugmakers to postpone the start of what is expected to be the first state trial in lawsuits accusing the companies of fueling an opioid epidemic.
German police: Man hits unrepentant smoker with fence picket
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say an 81-year-old man is being investigated on charges of causing dangerous bodily harm after he whacked a smoker in a downtown train station with a wooden fence picket for puffing on a cigarette in a non-designated area.
'Medicare for All' stirs up divisive issues for 2020 Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Medicare for All" legislation that's become a clarion call for progressives has two little-noticed provisions that could make it more politically perilous for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables
NEW YORK (AP) — Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.
California grower recalls avocados over possible listeria
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California company is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.
New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday.
Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home
ROME (AP) — An infant boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home, according to Italian media reports on Sunday.
FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.
AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election.
Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill
HOUSTON (AP) — The efforts to clean up a Texas industrial plant that burned for several days this week were hamstrung Friday by a briefly reignited fire and a breach that led to chemicals spilling into the nearby Houston Ship Channel.
Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group.
Mother Russia: South Florida sees a boom in 'birth tourism'
MIAMI (AP) — Every year, hundreds of pregnant Russian women travel to the United States to give birth so that their child can acquire all the privileges of American citizenship.
UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months.
Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban
WALTON, Ky. (AP) — An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak.