Health

September 18, 2017 - 11:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles emitted are...
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September 17, 2017 - 9:51 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient's head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report. Thirty-...
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September 17, 2017 - 12:00 am
Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas Analysts see Trump threats to insurers boosting premiums AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors AP FACT CHECK: Single-payer sounds best when it sounds free Study...
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September 16, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to health care may be factors. The figures released Friday are...
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September 15, 2017 - 11:36 am
BOSTON (AP) — When marathon runners talk about hitting the wall, they don't usually mean the Big Green Monster at Fenway Park. But on Friday, 50 runners will circle the outfield 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance in a race being billed as the first marathon held entirely within the...
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September 14, 2017 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average premiums for individually purchased health insurance will grow around 15 percent next year, largely because of marketplace nervousness over whether President Donald Trump will block federal subsidies to insurers, Congress' nonpartisan fiscal analyst projected Thursday. The...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn't worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. "I'm not oblivious to them," Brady tells CBS Sunday Morning. "I mean, I understand the...
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September 14, 2017 - 1:16 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn't worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. "I'm not oblivious to them," Brady tells CBS Sunday Morning. "I mean, I understand the...
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September 14, 2017 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are not clamoring for single-payer health care, as Sen. Bernie Sanders suggests they are, in proposing a plan that would have the government foot most medical bills. He's right that support for the idea has grown and in some polls tops 50 percent. But polls suggest that...
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September 13, 2017 - 8:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge jailed former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli on Wednesday after finding that he violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction with a social media posting she agreed posed a threat to Hillary Clinton. Defense attorneys had argued at a hearing in federal court...
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