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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that...
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man suffering from chronic pain died two days after he obtained methadone with a prescription from a Veterans Affairs Department doctor, government investigators said Thursday, but they could not determine whether the drug contributed to his death. The...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Researchers studying a spike in teen suicides in Utah found that 18 of the 150 youngsters who took their own lives in a five-year period had recently lost privileges to use their electronic devices such as phones, tablets and gaming systems, according to a...
NEW YORK (AP) — New federal data shows the number of U.S. children in foster care has increased for the fourth year in a row, with substance abuse by parents a major factor. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services was released Thursday. It counted 437,...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called "Algae Blooms" to draw attention to the toxic algae that's been fouling Lake Erie. Maumee Bay Brewing Company says water is the main ingredient in its beers and access to clean water is...
PELHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" that swept social media in 2014 has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig's disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46. The Anthony...
LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world's first, should only be given to people who have previously been sickened by the virus, according to new long-term data. In a statement, Sanofi said it had recently examined six years of patient data...
LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi says that its dengue vaccine, the world's first, could put people at risk of severe disease if they haven't previously been infected, according to new long-term data. In a statement this week, Sanofi said it had recently examined six years of...
COLTON, Calif. (AP) — As the eldest son among 15 children, Senegalese tailor Saliou Ndiaye was his family's greatest hope for a better life in a city rife with unemployment where many still travel by horse-drawn cart. He learned to sew as a child, and for years sent money to his...