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Many addicts seeking opioid recovery find relapse and fraud

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:10:35 GMT2017-08-24T08:10:35Z

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Reflections treatment center looked like just the place for Michelle Holley's youngest daughter to kick heroin. Instead, as with dozens of other Florida substance abuse treatment facilities, the owner was more interested in defrauding insurance companies by keeping addicts hooked, her family says....

Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:28:17 GMT2017-08-24T07:28:17Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday....

Tanzania to use drone network to deliver critical medicines

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:18:15 GMT2017-08-24T10:18:15Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Drones soon will be used in Tanzania to deliver medicines to health facilities across the East African country, continuing a trend of African governments embracing drone networks to deliver critical services....

Lab-made "mini organs" helping doctors treat cystic fibrosis

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:29:54 GMT2017-08-23T16:29:54Z

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- Els van der Heijden, who has cystic fibrosis, was finding it ever harder to breathe as her lungs filled with thick, sticky mucus. Despite taking more than a dozen pills and inhalers a day, the 53-year-old had to stop working and scale back doing the thing she loved best, horseback riding....

How to tell if the price is right on your next prescription

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:55:27 GMT2017-08-23T13:55:27Z

Filling a prescription is no longer the simple errand you run after a doctor visit....

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:05:11 GMT2017-08-24T02:05:11Z

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Some 50 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated groundwater in Pakistan's Indus Valley - far more than previously thought, according to a new study....

AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:33:37 GMT2017-08-23T01:33:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango River

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:09:20 GMT2017-08-22T12:09:20Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical....

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 02:46:30 GMT2017-08-22T02:46:30Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene....

Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:51:24 GMT2017-08-22T14:51:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate health committee will hold two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized, as party leaders grasp for a fresh path following the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Barack Obama's health care law....