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UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade

Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims

US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story

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Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah

Obama health law sign-ups lagging for 2019

Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source

A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland guests more comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park

The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

Scientists say after several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have experienced their largest jump in seven years

Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Brazilian doctors report world's first baby using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor

More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal

Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

The Latest: Groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks

California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state

UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk

The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine

US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

US urged to send its Ebola experts back to Congo outbreak despite fears about security concerns

Notorious for bad fumes, Madrid launches polluting-car ban

Madrid has activated Friday an anti-pollution ordinance that significantly restricts traffic of private vehicles in the city center, including a total ban on the most polluting cars

Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic

Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug

Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug

Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, the World Health Organization says

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks, the produce industry is scrambling to contain future contaminations

Trump to sign bill extending HIV/AIDS program, Pence says

President Donald Trump will soon sign legislation to extend a 15-year-old HIV/AIDS program that has helped millions, primarily in Africa

Pregnant woman battling cancer finds perfect bone marrow match

Almost 40,000 people registered to help the soon-to-be mother of five find her 100 percent bone marrow donor match.

HIV cases in children dropping but still too slowly, UN says

HIV cases in children are projected to drop but still too slowly, UN agency says

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

China's government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies, as a group of leading scientists declared that it's still too soon to try to make permanent changes to DNA

Suicide, at 50-year peak, pushes down US life expectancy

Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up US deaths last year and pushed down life expectancy

Babies born in withdrawal new complication in opioid cases

A panel of judges is considering whether lawsuits filed on behalf of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers should be separated from a larger case against the drug industry

Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis

Study shows the youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than oldest.

California court reverses ruling against assisted suicide

A California appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found the state's assisted suicide law was unconstitutional

From Barron to casserole, first lady opens up on White House

First lady Melania Trump is sharing some details about life in the Trump White House, saying that son Barron is more interested in sports than social media and that she has no inclination to make casseroles

South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling and often don't get it, MSF report says

Teacher donates kidney to stranger after seeing social media photo

Since their surgeries, the two former strangers have become very close and talk every day, checking in on each other’s recovery.

Another gene-edited baby may be on the way, scientist says

A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway

Gene-editing scientist under scrutiny by Chinese officials

A scientist who claimed he helped make the world's first gene-edited babies is now under investigation by Chinese government bodies and by his own university

Denver is latest city pushing for 1st US drug injection site

Denver and Philadelphia are pushing forward with what could be the first supervised drug injection sites in the U.S.

Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret

UN: No sign of emissions peak in sight, action must be taken

The United Nations environment office is warning that the gap is widening between current greenhouse gas emissions and the levels needed to stop catastrophic global warming

Belgium investigates doctors who euthanized autistic woman

Belgian officials are investigating whether doctors improperly euthanized a woman with autism, the first criminal investigation in a euthanasia case since the practice was legalized in 2002

Cleveland Heights school mandates vaccinations after measles outbreak in New York

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Baruch Fertel with the Cleveland Clinic.

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers

The Trump administration is proposing changes to Medicare's prescription drug benefit that would affect people's costs over the next few years

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Claim of gene-edited births in China raise questions about how scientists use a powerful lab tool

Confirmed AFM cases up to 116 in 31 states, CDC says

Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, attacks the nervous system and has been compared to polio.

US officials: It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

Health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine again, but to check the label

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks investigations, outrage

Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies

How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways

A new U.S. government estimate on autism doesn't necessarily mean the numbers of kids affected is rising

Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies and children, World Health Organization says

Cigarette boxes to feature warnings that smoking is addictive, cigarettes cause cancer

For the next two years, the statements will be placed on the packaging of tobacco products for two weeks at a time, three times per year.

Wife says flu shot sent husband to hospital days after he got it

Medical professionals believe the man could be experiencing a rare immune disorder that can be caused by the body’s reaction to the flu vaccine.

Americans, Canadians are warned not to eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada are telling people to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak

WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

The World Health Organization says reductions in the number of people contracting malaria have stalled after several years of global declines

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation

  Parents bring ashes of dead children to drug company to protest high insulin prices

The parents protested at the offices of drug company Sanofi on Friday over the price they charge for insulin products.

Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales

Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, alleging they added to the state's opioid crisis

Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river

Sharp rise in pollution of Russian river sparks criminal investigation

New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights

Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally

A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients

Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak

Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak

North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic

Health experts: North Korea is facing shortage of tuberculosis medications that could accelerate spread of more deadly strain, putting hundreds of thousands at risk

Batkid Miles Scott is healthy and thriving now cancer-free

San Francisco's beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving in a wide range of activities

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with PTSD in a small experiment

Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates

CDC corrects study of highest job-related suicides, now putting construction and extraction at the top

Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Smoke from major wildfires is spreading into California cities and raising concerns about the impact on people's health

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

FDA pushes for ban on menthol in cigarettes, tighter rules to prevent sale of flavored e-cigarettes to kids

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

Doctors say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been moving about, eating and otherwise healing well

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company

Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates

With wildfires growing deadlier across the U.S. West, experts are suggesting ways to help people survive

Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey

With Thanksgiving approaching, food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices as a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey expands

Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful

Draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency says long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts