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Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:47:22 GMT2017-11-21T20:47:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend - but not by choice....



Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:45:08 GMT2017-11-21T20:45:08Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found....



VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:44:24 GMT2017-11-22T01:44:24Z

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) -- A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet - test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia....



Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:03 GMT2017-11-21T17:30:03Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors....



Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:02:45 GMT2017-11-21T16:02:45Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Could there be a second life for the once-popular arthritis pill Vioxx? A startup pharmaceutical company hopes so....



Opioids haunt users' recovery: 'It never really leaves you'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:58:57 GMT2017-11-20T15:58:57Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine....



Opioid crisis cost $504B in 2015, higher than once thought

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:02:51 GMT2017-11-20T19:02:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Monday that the opioid epidemic is "ravaging so many American families and communities." It also appears to be more expensive than previously thought, according to a government analysis released Monday....



Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:58:00 GMT2017-11-20T20:58:00Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump's nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive....



Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:22:35 GMT2017-11-20T16:22:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent more rain in some areas and worsening flooding, a new study says....



Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:31:46 GMT2017-11-20T08:31:46Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups....