Medical News

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of homeowners have reached a $375 million settlement over their claims that plutonium releases from a nuclear weapons plant in Colorado damaged their health and devalued their property, officials said Thursday. A federal judge must approve the agreement...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators announced tightened limits Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The cancer-causing chemical perfluorooctanoic...
DENVER (AP) — A $375 million settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by thousands of homeowners who said plutonium releases from a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver hurt their health and devalued their property. Plaintiffs' attorney Merrill Davidoff said...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are tightening limits for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The cancer-causing chemical PFOA has been found in the tap...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the ongoing outbreak of yellow fever in central Africa is "serious and of great concern," but does not warrant being declared a global emergency. On Thursday, the U.N. health agency convened an expert committee to consider whether...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators would set safety standards for tens of thousands of chemicals that have gone unregulated for decades. The bill would offer new protections for pregnant women, children, workers and others vulnerable...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Little more than names and incident numbers appear on a Long Island medical examiner's list of nine developmentally disabled people who died in state care since 2013, but this much is known for sure: All the deaths came under a cloud of abuse or neglect...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Nine separate cases of developmentally disabled people dying in state care on Long Island since 2013 have again raised questions about how aggressively a state oversight agency pursues reports of caretaker abuse and neglect. Despite reports of abuse or...