In the face of death, the party of a lifetime
SEATTLE (AP) — The day he picked to die, Robert Fuller had the party of a lifetime. In the morning, he dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt and married his partner while sitting on a couch in their senior housing apartment.
Attorneys: Charges expected in Florida nursing home deaths
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Defense attorneys said Sunday that arrests are expected shortly in the case of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died after its air conditioning power went out amid sweltering heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017.
Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US
The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swerves on economy, guns and migrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama. From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of the former president as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat's legacy.
Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage.
Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping
CHICAGO (AP) — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with teens and young adults.
For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue.
New lab trains welfare workers who probe child abuse claims
CHICAGO (AP) — The troubling scene inside the dingy Chicago apartment seems real: dangling exposed wires, open pill bottles near a sleeping baby and a kitchen strewn with dog feces and cockroaches.
Spain reports 2nd death in widening listeria outbreak
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a second person has died in an outbreak of listeria from pork meat. The health spokesman for the southern Andalusia region, José Miguel Cisneros, said Friday a 72-year-old man who was in a terminal phase of pancreatic cancer died from the bacteria.
UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment.
Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds
LONDON (AP) — A cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure in a large study, suggesting it could be a good way to help prevent heart problems especially in poor countries.
Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.
Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic.
Germany bolsters iodine supply in case of nuclear incident
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are increasing their stockpile of iodine tablets as a precaution for the possibility of a nuclear incident.
Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak
MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected 150 people and killed one person.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims on fuel economy rules
DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the facts about his proposal to freeze Obama-era fuel economy requirements at 2021 levels.
UN: Don't worry about drinking microplastics in water
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and health.
Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. Health officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases in 16 states.
Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic in the impoverished Caucaguita neighborhood armed with one of Venezuela's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy.
2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit
Two pharmaceutical companies have reached settlements totaling $15 million to avoid being defendants in the first federal trial on the drug industry's accountability for a nationwide opioid crisis.
Georgia asks judge not to block restrictive abortion law
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has asked a federal judge not to block the state's restrictive abortion law from taking effect and to dismiss a challenge to the constitutionality of the measure.
Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has resumed sharing data from radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday, while an American expert said the fact that more than one Russian site went offline at the same time suggests it was not the work of Mother Nature.
Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test
WASHINGTON (AP) — More women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer, especially if they've already survived cancer once, an influential health group recommended Tuesday.
Woman dies in Spain as listeria-in-pork outbreak sickens 114
MADRID (AP) — Health authorities in Spain are on high alert after a 90-year-old woman died amid a listeria outbreak in the southern region of Andalusia that has affected more than 110 people.