Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role

Published Jul. 18 2019

The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period...

Attorneys submit report indicating Alabama might agree to keep abortion ban on hold until 2020

Published Jul. 18 2019

Alabama indicated in a court filing that it might agree to keep the state's new abortion ban on hold until...

How to keep seniors safe in extreme summer heat

Published Jul. 18 2019

While summer provides a great time for families to enjoy outdoor activities, extreme temperatures can cause potential safety risks for...

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Published Jul. 17 2019

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Published Jul. 17 2019

Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique.

California cannabis seller asks court to void county delivery ban

Published Jul. 17 2019

Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

Published Jul. 17 2019

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after the...

Sanders set to defend 'Medicare for All' proposal during Wednesday speech

Published Jul. 17 2019

Bernie Sanders is poised to hit back at critics who have derided his signature "Medicare for All" proposal as a...

Tennessee governor announces new rural health research center

Published Jul. 17 2019

Gov. Bill Lee has announced the creation of a new rural research center at East Tennessee State University.

Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew

Published Jul. 17 2019

Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation's...

Colorado confirms more than 2 dozen cases of animal virus

Published Jul. 16 2019

Colorado officials are asking ranchers to report sick animals after a disease that primarily affects horses and cattle has been...

New research gives clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Published Jul. 16 2019

New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease


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Planned Parenthood moving to new facility in Little Rock

Published Jul. 16 2019

Planned Parenthood says it's opening a new health center in Little Rock next month to meet growing patient demand.

UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

Published Jul. 16 2019

The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola...

Tick removed from man's eye

Published Jul. 16 2019

A Kentucky man who went to the doctor with an irritated eye got the unsavory news that it contained a...

Ask a Doctor: How can I prevent hair loss?

Published Jul. 15 2019

Q: What causes hair loss, and how can I prevent it?

Biden cancer nonprofit suspends operations indefinitely

Published Jul. 15 2019

A nonprofit foundation set up by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that relied on health care world partnerships to speed...

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Published Jul. 15 2019

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's...

Man dies after being infected with flesh-eating bacteria

Published Jul. 15 2019

A Tennessee man died this week after being infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to a Florida beach.

AU vet school develops treatment for neurological disease

Published Jul. 12 2019

Auburn University is celebrating the first treatment developed and licensed by Auburn that has gone to human clinical trial.

Alabama psychiatrist accused of unwarranted prescriptions

Published Jul. 12 2019

An Alabama psychiatrist has been charged with violating the Controlled Substances Act months after he was punished by the state...


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Dozens vie for chance to grow medical marijuana in Utah

Published Jul. 12 2019

Utah joined 33 states in legalizing medical marijuana after voters approved a new law last year.

Alabama attorney general's office hires expert to help in abortion lawsuit

Published Jul. 12 2019

The Alabama attorney general's office is hiring a $200-per-hour litigation consultant to help defend the state's attempt to outlaw abortion.