Medical News

CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication. The Health Ministry said Wednesday that the legislation will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis in the form of dried flowers or extracts if there are...
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market. Tobacco companies had protested a 2014 EU tobacco directive, calling it disproportionate. But...
California regulators approved a $3.2 million grant Tuesday to bring safe water to a California trailer park where three dozen households for years have been provided with tap water containing dangerous levels of uranium. The grant from the California Water Resources Control...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Parents of four students filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New Jersey's largest school district and other public officials over lead found in drinking water. The parents allege in the suit against Newark's public schools that the district deliberately...
NEW YORK (AP) — Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that three in four young kids diagnosed with attention deficit...
A new study has found that most competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds. The National Institutes of Health study finds that participants come out of the weight-loss reality competition...
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. experts say residents of Flint, Michigan, may have had their human rights violated because of a lack of regular access to safe drinking water over the last two years. Three experts working with the U.N. human rights office in Geneva called on authorities...