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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Trump declared opioid abuse a national public health emergency at the White House in October. Trump announced an advertising campaign to combat what he said is the worst drug crisis in the nation's history, but he did not direct any new federal funding toward the effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billionThe White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, slightly over half a trillion dollars.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mom Jailed After Son Dies From Strep Treated With Home RemediesA Calgary mother has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to medically treat the strep throat that caused her seven-year-old son’s death. Per CBC News , Tamara Lovett was found guilty of criminal negligence in January after treating her son Ryan’s illness with home remedies in 2013. Believing...
Newser12 hours ago
FILE- In this July 28, 2017 file photo, are the headquarters building of the European Medicines Agency, EMA, left, in London. Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union. Two major EU agencies currently in London will be given a new home to move to and the two prizes are hotly fought over by most of the other 27 nations. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UKBrexit is still well over a year away but two cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union
The Associated Press17 hours ago
He Ran Out of Cauterizing Oil, and It Changed MedicineWe have the Civil War to thank in part for America's embrace of embalming—the practice gained popularity as it was the only viable way to preserve the bodies of fallen Northern soldiers for the long journey home. At STAT , Leah Samuel echoes that idea: that the battlefield has served...
Newser20 hours ago
Want Your Human to Live Longer? Good Dog!If you were looking for an excuse to amble down to your local animal shelter and bring home a furry pal, you are now scientifically justified in ignoring the cat section: Swedish researchers in a massive study of 3.4 million people found that those with dogs had a significantly...
Newser20 hours ago
Top Cancer Doctors Have Some Advice About AlcoholName things that increase your risk of cancer. Cigarettes and tanning beds might quickly come to mind. But how about alcohol? A recent survey of 4,016 adults by the American Society of Clinical Oncology found that only 30% knew alcohol is a risk factor for cancer, reports the New...
Newser21 hours ago
Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe, dies at age 77
The Associated Press1 day ago
Higher premiums for outpatient coverage for many on MedicareThe government says higher monthly premiums for outpatient coverage await many Medicare beneficiaries next year
The Associated Press1 day ago
Hidden-Camera Footage Shows a Veteran's Callous DeathIn a video deposition, Wanda Nuckles answered questions about the 2014 death of a patient under her watch in the affirmative: Yes, she began doing chest compressions on 89-year-old James Dempsey after being told he had stopped breathing at the Georgia nursing home where she was a nursing supervisor. Yes,...
Newser1 day ago
A coal-burning power plant steams behind wind generators in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stanceNegotiators worked through the night on the technical details of the Paris climate accord before two weeks of global talks on climate change finally ended in Bonn
The Associated Press1 day ago
Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old diesAn Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies
The Associated Press2 days ago
North Korean Defector Is Ravaged by ParasitesAs if multiple bullet wounds weren't enough, the North Korean soldier who defected across the DMZ on Monday has "an enormous number" of parasites posing a risk to his recovery, according to South Korean doctors. "I've never seen anything like this," surgeon Lee Cook-jong says, per the BBC and Guardian...
Newser2 days ago
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