- Tainted synthetic marijuana sickens users in Connecticut Updated: May-05-15 9:13 am
WINDHAM, Connecticut - Connecticut police say they are investigating a batch of tainted synthetic marijuana that has sent about a dozen people to the hospital.
- SC agrees to refund $1.6M it owes feds under Medicaid Updated: May-05-15 8:08 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A new report shows that South Carolina has agreed to repay the federal government $1.6 million it overcharged under a special Medicaid program.
- Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider Updated: May-05-15 8:00 am
HONOLULU - A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.
- Afghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output Updated: May-05-15 7:11 am
ZHARI, Afghanistan - It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.
- Governor plans to sign bill fighting prescription drug abuse Updated: May-05-15 6:32 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to sign a bill aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and making it easier to access medicine that can reverse potentially deadly overdoses.
- China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 Updated: May-05-15 6:25 am
BEIJING - Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.
- Vaccine skeptics try star power; moms to encourage vaccines Updated: May-05-15 5:10 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Author and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is slated to appear at the Vermont Statehouse to testify on his concerns about an additive used in some vaccines.
- K-State researcher finds exercise aids in cancer recovery Updated: May-05-15 5:04 am
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A Kansas State University researcher has found that fast-walking or a light jogging on a regular basis can improve cancer treatments.
- San Diego man gets 6 months in jail for spreading HIV Updated: May-05-15 4:17 am
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego man has been sentenced to six months in jail for knowingly infecting his male partner with HIV.
- Indiana set to start grant program to reduce infant deaths Updated: May-05-15 3:49 am
INDIANAPOLIS - A new state grant program aimed at trying to reduce Indiana's infant mortality rate is set to start this summer.
- Cleanup of Superfund town would leave some asbestos behind Updated: May-05-15 1:31 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million.
- Family: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning Updated: May-04-15 11:01 pm
Two Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.
- Legislature hits home stretch with many issues unresolved Updated: May-04-15 10:38 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers head into what are expected to be the final two weeks of their 2015 session with debates still unresolved on taxes, water quality, education, vaccines and other issues.
- Hawaii committee passes medical marijuana dispensaries bill Updated: May-04-15 10:16 pm
HONOLULU - Patients have waited nearly 15 years for legal access to medical marijuana in Hawaii, and they are now one step closer to reaching that goal.
- SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident Updated: May-04-15 8:59 pm
MEXICO CITY - SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.
- Louisiana Senate passes bill allowing medical marijuana Updated: May-04-15 8:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Roughly a year after a medical marijuana bill was shot down in committee, the Louisiana Senate on Monday passed a similar proposal that could get medical-grade pot to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy.
- Minnesota moves to help farmers whose flocks hit by bird flu Updated: May-04-15 7:31 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers moved quickly on Monday to help turkey farmers beset by a deadly and growing outbreak of bird flu, putting together a patchwork of loan programs and emergency response funding to cover farmers' losses.
- Nevada bill would define obesity as chronic disease Updated: May-04-15 6:53 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Obesity could soon be defined as a chronic disease, and Nevada officials would be required to compile an annual report about what's being done to fight it in the state.
- Audit: Louisiana has long wait list for Medicaid services Updated: May-04-15 6:34 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's elderly and developmentally disabled wait longer than people in other states to get community-based services through Medicaid, according to a report released Monday by the legislative auditor.
- Number of Wisconsin flocks with bird flu rises to 10 Updated: May-04-15 6:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The number of Wisconsin farms where bird flu has been detected keeps rising.
- Bird flu virus found in 4 more Iowa poultry operations Updated: May-04-15 6:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more locations in Iowa, bringing the total number of poultry that must be killed in the state to more than 19 million.
- University says county GMO measure could hamper research Updated: May-04-15 6:24 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects.
- Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
- Ebola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short Updated: May-04-15 5:52 pm
DALLAS - The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.
- Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola Updated: May-04-15 5:46 pm
MONROVIA, Liberia - Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.