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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives for a closed-door meeting with the House Democratic Caucus, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pelosi offers Medicare negotiation plan to curb drug pricesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced an ambitious plan that would allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices for seniors and younger people
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao introduces Labor Secretary nominee Eugene Scalia during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
California promises fight to keep auto emission authorityThe Trump administration has decided to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks, and that move would undermine the state's ability to convince automakers that they should make more environmentally friendly vehicles.
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Vaping Illnesses Rise Sharply Again as FDA Joins ProbeThe new vaping number: 530. That's how many people nationwide have been diagnosed with lung illnesses linked to e-cigs, up from 380 last week, reports the AP . Health officials still can't pinpoint a cause—or perhaps multiple causes—but the FDA has now begun an investigation of its own alongside...
Newser10 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, marijuana grows at an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. With nine research grants announced Thursday,  Sept. 19, 2019, the U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
US awards $3M to fill gaps in medical marijuana researchThe US government is spending $3 million to find out if CBD from marijuana can relieve pain
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Thousands Are About to Get a $2.7M Letter of 'Love'Close to 2,400 families in two Texas counties will get a letter this week that will lift their hearts, but also (and more importantly) relieve their wallets. What that note will inform them, per FOX 4 News : that a Dallas-area church has raised enough money—almost $2.7 million...
Newser14 hours ago
How Much Juice to Give Your Kids? None Is BestParents of young kids should steer them clear of juices and plant-based milk and focus instead on cow's milk and water, according to new guidelines. The nutrition advocacy group Healthy Eating Research commissioned scientists to create updated advice on what children should drink through age 5, reports the New York...
Newser15 hours ago
Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 yearsThe Philippine health department has declared a polio outbreak in the country nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. The results published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, suggest the combo pill can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Experts say the study may draw U.S. interest to a strategy that has been seen as useful only in places with limited access to medical care. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?A cheap, daily pill that combines four blood pressure and cholesterol drugs has been tested for the first time in the US to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries
The Associated Press1 day ago
Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, survey findsA greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District biologist Nadja Reissen examines a mosquito in Salt Lake City. State and federal health officials are reporting a higher than usual number of deaths and illnesses from a rare, mosquito-borne virus this year. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in a score of people in six states and several people have died so far this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Uptick seen in rare mosquito-borne virus in some US statesUS deaths and illnesses from rare mosquito-borne disease are up, officials say
The Associated Press1 day ago
Research Finds New Path to Curing the Common ColdIt's not a cure just yet, but researchers have found a way to stop the spread of viruses that cause half of all common colds. Teams at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco used gene editing to prevent cells from supplying a protein that the viruses need to replicate,...
Newser1 day ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A new report released Wednesday, Sept. 18, shows that the number and rate of abortions across the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973The number and rate of abortions in the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973
The Associated Press1 day ago
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