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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego jury has sided with Petco in a lawsuit brought by the family of a 10-year-old boy who died after contracting an illness from bacteria from a rat purchased from the retailer. KNSD-TV and KFMB-TV report that the jury found Thursday that Petco was not...
U.S. regulators are strengthening warnings about the dangers of two types of powerful opioid painkillers, codeine and tramadol, due to risks of slowed breathing and death. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is requiring makers of the pain medicines to change the...
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's Ministry of Health has declared an epidemic of hepatitis E in the Diffa region, where 25 people have died among the 86 cases recorded since the beginning of April. Public Health Minister Idi Illassou Mainassara said Thursday that authorities have...
MILAN (AP) — A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone. Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. In a break from past policy, the federal Health and Human Services department has notified governors it stands ready to permit new state programs...
NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010. On Saturday, it returns in an HBO film with Oprah Winfrey portraying...
ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government says it will provide states nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at confronting the opioid epidemic. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made the announcement Wednesday at a drug prevention...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise. The extension will give Veterans Affairs...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill extending a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector. The extension will give Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin time to develop a more comprehensive plan to allow veterans to more...