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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:04:02 GMT2017-08-21T12:04:02Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs....

Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:33:23 GMT2017-08-21T07:33:23Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't make things worse....

US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:01:15 GMT2017-08-21T12:01:15Z

BEIJING (AP) -- China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Monday during a visit to the country considered the source of many of the deadly substances sought by addicts....

Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:15:33 GMT2017-08-19T15:15:33Z

LONDON (AP) -- Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for what he described as the selective use of scientific studies to support changes in the National Health Service....

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:02:25 GMT2017-08-18T10:02:25Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system....

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:09 GMT2017-08-17T14:42:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?...

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:34 GMT2017-08-17T18:39:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month....

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:27:25 GMT2017-08-17T12:27:25Z

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son....

Florida zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:53:27 GMT2017-08-20T21:53:27Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump's Florida resort....

Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:54:23 GMT2017-08-20T20:54:23Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend....