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SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County packaged-food company is voluntarily recalling several products over fears of possible botulism contamination. The California Department of Public Health warned consumers Wednesday to avoid some products from San Clemente-based VR...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the body. In April, J&J...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the administration was publicly assuring...
DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming. The VA said Tuesday that four other employees face suspension, demotion or admonishment. The firings would be the strongest...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to adopt a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat them and make it easier to fire senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department. The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebola outbreak in Liberia. More than 40 African leaders are set to meet with President Barack Obama in Washington next week. White House...
DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming. The VA said Tuesday four other employees face suspension, demotion or admonishment. The firings would be the strongest discipline...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying...
NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report. That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity...