US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.
Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged on Wednesday to battle the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done," and he claimed progress even though it is unclear whether the crisis has diminished.
UN: No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1.
The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis.
Rehab patients' unpaid work for big companies likely illegal
A nationally renowned drug rehab program in Texas and Louisiana has sent patients struggling with addiction to work for free for some of the biggest companies in America, likely in violation of federal labor law.
South Sudan measles outbreak raises questions about vaccines
KUAJOK, South Sudan (AP) — Despondent, Akon Mathiong points to two small mounds of dirt where she buried her grandsons, 4 and 5 years old, last month.
Washington state bill limits measles vaccine exemptions
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove parents' ability to claim a personal or philosophical exemption from vaccinating their children for measles, although medical and religious exemptions will remain.
Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged
NEW YORK (AP) — The pharmaceutical industry executive hit Tuesday with criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis doesn't have his name on a museum wing, and his company isn't within earshot of Apple or anyone else on the Fortune 500.
Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday grappled with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.
Malawi becomes 1st nation to immunize kids against malaria
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says Malawi has become the first country to begin immunizing children against malaria, using the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease.
Judge orders more sleep for San Francisco area jail inmates
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ordered more sleep and fewer nighttime interruptions for county jail inmates in one San Francisco Bay Area county after a group of inmates sued, saying lack of sleep amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.
Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales
Walgreens has decided to raise its minimum age for tobacco sales several weeks after a top federal official chastised the drugstore chain for violating laws restricting access to cigarettes and other tobacco products.
Hospital settles 3 lawsuits in excessive dose claims
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where an intensive care doctor is accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for dozens of patients who died is settling three resulting wrongful-death cases, while 24 more lawsuits are pending.
Americans getting more inactive, computers partly to blame
Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame, a new study found.
Tennessee lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal that would effectively outlaw most abortions in Tennessee if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v.
Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks.
New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626
NEW YORK (AP) — Outbreaks in New York state continue to drive up the number of U.S. measles cases, which are approaching levels not seen in 25 years.
Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has angered nurses and spawned a flurry of viral hashtags and memes on social media by saying that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards in small, rural hospitals.
Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed
DALLAS (AP) — Nationwide physician-staffing company EmCare says a breach exposed personal data for about 31,000 patients, including in some cases their Social Security numbers and clinical information.
New attack on Ebola center in Congo; 1 militia member killed
BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) — Militia members attacked an Ebola treatment center hours after another attack killed a staffer with the World Health Organization, a Congolese official said Saturday.
How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.
Kansas to let Farm Bureau health coverage avoid ACA rules
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will allow its state Farm Bureau to offer health care coverage that doesn't satisfy the Affordable Care Act after Democratic Gov.
US authorities: Marijuana involvement imperils citizenship
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigration authorities on Friday said that anyone with any involvement with marijuana, regardless of whether it's legal in the state where they live, can be denied citizenship because the drug is still illegal under federal law.
FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug
U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK'd naloxone spray from Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade
NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10 years.