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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The young woman nursing a fresh black eye has come to the police station in this old fishing city for help. But she's not looking to report a crime or seek someone's arrest. She wants help kicking her heroin addiction. "It was better than the alternative...
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The young woman nursing a fresh black eye has come to the police station in this old fishing city for help. But she's not looking to report a crime or seek someone's arrest. She wants help kicking her heroin addiction. "It was better than the alternative...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain. OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has long been used to treat around-the-clock...
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups. Elizabeth Torales, a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says bicyclist death rates for children have fallen dramatically in recent decades, but have risen sharply for middle-aged men. Experts believe the statistics reflect that adults are biking more and kids are biking less. The biggest rise was for men...
NEW YORK (AP) — Most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers, new government figures released Thursday show. Cooling towers are the focus of an investigation into a Legionnaires' outbreak in New York City this...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new report shows most deaths from Legionnaires' disease are tied to hospital and nursing home showers, not outdoor cooling towers. Cooling towers are the focus of an investigation into a recent New York City Legionnaires' outbreak that is one of the largest in...
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — An 11-year-old Paraguayan girl who had been denied an abortion gave birth on Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in the poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups. Elizabeth Torales, a...