Health Issues

Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?

Sep 18, 2019

A cheap, daily pill that combines four blood pressure and cholesterol drugs has been tested for the first time in the US to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries

Democratic debate: Fiery exchanges over costs of health care

Sep 13, 2019

The top Democratic presidential contenders will finally be on one debate stage on Thursday as Joe Biden tries to solidify his early lead over Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

Feds: Drug ring had enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million

Aug 29, 2019

Law enforcement officials in Virginia say they've busted a multi-state drug ring and seized enough cheap fentanyl to kill 14 million people

Strip down, saddle up: Naked bikers hit Philadelphia streets

Aug 25, 2019

Strip down, saddle up: Hundreds of naked bicyclists take to Philadelphia's streets for annual ride promoting positive body image

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

Aug 17, 2019

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name and that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors

Attorney: Officials force-feeding immigrant on hunger strike

Aug 15, 2019

An attorney for an Indian man seeking asylum in the U.S. says he has been force-fed at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas as he approaches his sixth week of a hunger strike

Louisiana launching medical marijuana after years of waiting

Aug 6, 2019

Louisiana is becoming the first Deep South state to dispense medical marijuana, four years after state lawmakers agreed to give patients access to therapeutic cannabis

The Latest: Sanders pitches Medicare for All for unions

Aug 3, 2019

Bernie Sanders says union workers will be better off under his switch to his government-run "Medicare for All" health insurance, because they'll get better coverage and it will give them more clout at the bargaining table

The Latest: Utah dismisses protests by marijuana firms

Jul 31, 2019

Utah has dismissed appeals from six companies that were denied licenses to grow medical marijuana for the state and argued the state chose unqualified companies

US to set up plan allowing prescription meds from Canada

Jul 31, 2019

The Trump administration says it will create way or Americans to legally import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada

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