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House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuseThe House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
File - In this April 20, 2018 file photo, Zechariah Jacobs shops for marijuana at the Exhale Nevada dispensary in Las Vegas. Nevada's marijuana regulators say they are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections. The Nevada Appeal reports the Interim Finance Committee approved an additional $1.5 million for the Department of Taxation to hire more security guards and staff to process background checks for workers at marijuana facilities. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Nevada pot regulators given more funds to deal with demandNevada's marijuana regulators are trying to keep up with demands at recreational dispensaries, where sales continue to outpace projections
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, warning signs near Provo Bay worn of harmful algae on parts of Utah Lake. Long linked to animal deaths, high doses of the toxins in humans can cause liver damage and attack the nervous system. In the largest outbreaks, hundreds have been sickened by blooms in reservoirs and lakes, and officials in some areas now routinely close bodies of water used for recreation and post warnings when blooms occur. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
Warming drives spread of toxic algae in US, researchers sayToxic algae blooms like one that prompted a recent drinking water advisory in Salem, Oregon, are happening more often and lasting longer across the U.S.
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teensSeveral affiliates of Planned Parenthood are suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program that has served more than 1 million young people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Summer camp illness sends 33 kids, 3 adults to hospitalAuthorities say 33 children and three adults were hospitalized after falling ill during a summer camp in Florida
The Associated Press3 hours ago
These Slices of Human Brains Revealed an Alzheimer's ClueIt's not a we-figured-it-out moment, but it may be a clue. Scientists have discovered that two highly common herpes viruses tend to be present in an "increased" way in the brains of people who suffered from Alzheimer's, according to a study published Thursday in Neuron of nearly 1,000 postmortem...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride a classic convertible car on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. Medical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25. That's according to an unclassified notice sent to congressional officials by the State Department. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
Another US worker confirmed hurt by mystery Cuba incidentsMedical tests have confirmed that one additional U.S. Embassy worker has been affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba, bringing the total number to 25.
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this April 12, 2018, file photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. A national medical group has abruptly canceled plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The American Academy of Pain Medicine on Thursday, June 21, scrubbed plans for next month’s online course. Spokeswoman Megan Drumm says a request to cancel came from a federal agency. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuanaMedical group abruptly cancels plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulls funding
The Associated Press20 hours ago
CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO GRIFFEN INSTEAD OF GRIFFIN - FILE - In this June 9, 2017 photo, Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, June 21, 2018, cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing Griffen's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launchThe Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at the university, once said he acted as a team physician elsewhere. But most of the universities he listed as former employers won't say if they're reviewing either potential connections or whether concerns were raised about him. (Ohio State University via AP)
APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiryAPNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this April 13, 2017 file photo, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale, left to right, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Health Minister Jane Philpott announce changes regarding the legalization of marijuana during a news conference in Ottawa, Canada. Canada is following the lead of Uruguay in allowing a nationwide, legal marijuana market, although each Canadian province is working up its own rules for pot sales. The federal government and the provinces also still need to publish regulations that will govern the cannabis trade. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Canada's legalization to offer pot by mail, better bankingCanada's plans for marijuana legalization include online shopping, younger age limits for customers and government-run stores _ big differences from the approaches taken by the nine U.S. states that have approved adult use of the drug.
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Science Says: What makes something truly addictiveVideo game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs
The Associated Press1 day ago
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