Health

September 21, 2018 - 9:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Brian Wansink speaks during an interview in the produce section of a supermarket in Ithaca, N.Y. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Cornell University said the prominent professor of food research has resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
September 20, 2018 - 5:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday. Brian Wansink has been removed from all teaching and research positions and will retire at the end of...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Newport Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, a California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show. He and a woman co-defendant, Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 against Robicheaux of Newport Beach and Riley of Brea. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 8:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have identified three more possible victims after a California surgeon and his girlfriend were charged with drugging and raping two intoxicated women, prosecutors said Wednesday. Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney's office...
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September 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A leading medical journal has retracted six articles on food research by a Cornell University marketing professor. Papers were retracted Wednesday after the university said it didn't have access to the original data to verify the results. The research includes a 2005 study that said...
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September 19, 2018 - 10:50 am
GENEVA (AP) — The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo presents complex challenges as the virus spreads for the first time in an area where long-running conflict is hampering aid efforts, the regional Africa chief for the International Federation of the Red Cross said Wednesday. Red Cross teams have...
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From left, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., questions Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about his time in the White House, as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., center and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., right, listen during the second day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 18, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging, $854 billion bill that funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year and provides a short-term fix to keep the government open through early December. The measure includes $675 billion for the Defense Department...
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September 18, 2018 - 9:25 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. Researchers at the University of California San...
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September 17, 2018 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog is faulting the agency's monitoring of regional programs that determine whether teachers and pupils are being exposed to asbestos at school. The EPA's Office of the Inspector General issued the report Monday. Asbestos can...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2006 file photo, pills move through a precision weighing machine at a pharmaceutical manufacturers trade show in New York. A federal watchdog agency says thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without required safeguards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 17, 2018 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog's investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. The report due Monday...
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September 16, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on Hurricane Maria-related deaths in Puerto Rico. Brock Long says he doesn't "know why the studies were done." He's differentiating between direct deaths from the 2017 storm and...
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