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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2015 file photo, Chief of Police Thomas Synan Jr., of the Newtown Police Department, speaks to the media at the scene of a traffic stop arrest in Newtown, Ohio. As President Donald Trump heads to Ohio to focus on the new tax overhaul, some would like to hear more about his plans to fight drug overdoses. Synan Jr says he found Trump’s comments on opioids in his State of the Union address to be more strong words without strong actions. But a police union leader says he believes Trump was spot-on about the scope of the problem.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 04, 2018 - 6:47 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump heads to Ohio on Monday to make Cincinnati-area stops focusing on the new tax overhaul — though some in a state with one of the nation's highest overdose rates would rather hear more about his plans for the drug crisis. In Newtown, outside Cincinnati, Police...
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People wave banners depicting Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, during a protest march in support of the National Health Service (NHS), as winter conditions are thought to have put severe strain on health services, in London Saturday Feb. 3, 2018. The Government is urged to provide funds for beds and staff to ease the problems facing the NHS medical services. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 9:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people have marched through London demanding more government money for Britain's overburdened National Health Service. Trade unions and the main opposition Labour Party backed the "NHS in crisis: Fix it now" protest. Marchers with placards proclaiming "Save our NHS" and "...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain at John F. Kennedy Plaza, also known as Love Park in Philadelphia. Released on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but the research does not provide any clear answers about the safety of the devices that seem like extensions of our bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 02, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with cellphone radiation found a weak link to some heart tumors, but federal regulators and some scientists say don't worry — it is safe to use your device. They still do. Previous studies of cellphone users had found little...
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Dr. Hany Atallah stands inside a mobile emergency room set up outside Grady Memorial Hospital to help handle the ever-growing number of flu cases in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The trailer, called Carolinas MED-1, has 14 beds and will sit outside the hospital's main emergency room for 30 days to alleviate wait times and bed shortages. It opens to patients the next day. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 02, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like Groundhog Day for the nation's flu report, too: It's gotten worse and there are weeks of suffering ahead. The government's report out Friday showed the flu season continued to intensify last week. One of every 14 visits to doctors and clinics were for fever, cough and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, file photograph, a man looks back at the Merck logo on a stained glass panel at a Merck company building in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Company, Inc. reports earnings, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
February 02, 2018 - 10:42 am
Drugmaker Merck posted a loss of $872 million in the fourth quarter, as a big charge related to the recent U.S. tax overhaul more than offset higher medicine sales. Its adjusted earnings still topped Wall Street's expectations, though. The maker of Januvia diabetes pills and cancer drug Keytruda...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:52 am
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention. "Wash your stinking hands," Katherine Lockler says in a six-minute video that's been viewed 4.8 million times since she recorded it in frustration after a...
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February 02, 2018 - 6:15 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's fertility authority says it has granted permission to doctors at clinic in northeastern England to create babies from the DNA of three people, to help prevent two women from passing on fatal, genetic diseases to their children. It is the first such approval for the U.K. but...
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Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Rolando Enrique Domingo, right, gestures besides Philippine General Hospital Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, during a press conference at the Department of Health office in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Philippine health officials say an investigation has shown that at least 3 of 14 reported deaths of children injected with the anti-dengue vaccine supplied by French-based Sanofi Pasteur may have "causal association" to the inoculation, including two possible cases of "vaccine failure." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 02, 2018 - 4:41 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine health officials said Friday that the deaths of three children injected with a Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine may have "causal association" to the inoculation, including two who may have died because the vaccine failed. The Philippine government halted its...
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Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetz, left, visits patient Marvin Shimp, at Shimp's home in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2018. Shimp has lost much of his vision to macular degeneration and Dobschuetz's house calls help him stay out of the hospital with regular visits to check vitals and answer questions. Dobschuetz sees several patients in their homes each day, traveling by bicycle. He works at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, which is taking a new approach to helping older patients stay healthier. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 02, 2018 - 2:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — When 86-year-old Carol Wittwer took a taxi to the emergency room, she expected to be admitted to the hospital. She didn't anticipate being asked if she cooks for herself. If she has friends in her high-rise. Or if she could spell lunch backward. "H-C-N-U-L," she said, ruling out a...
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Nurse practitioner Dwayne Dobschuetz, left, visits patient Marvin Shimp, at Shimp's home in Chicago on Jan. 10, 2018. Shimp has lost much of his vision to macular degeneration and Dobschuetz's house calls help him stay out of the hospital with regular visits to check vitals and answer questions. Dobschuetz sees several patients in their homes each day, traveling by bicycle. He works at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, which is taking a new approach to helping older patients stay healthier. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 02, 2018 - 1:01 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The newest thing in emergency medicine is not an amazing device: Instead, it's a new approach to older patients that helps them stay out of the hospital. Specially trained nurses in the emergency room quiz older patients and, when possible, arrange help for them at home. That...
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