Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trisha Preston was transporting a patient in a mental health crisis in the back of her ambulance when suddenly the woman undid her seatbelt, jumped off the gurney and began attacking the veteran paramedic, punching her and pulling her hair.
Cholesterol levels dropping in US, but many still need care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment.
Vaping-related lung transplant performed at Detroit hospital
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed a double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping.
Buttigieg backs female as VA secy as Dems release vet plans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says if elected he'd like to name a woman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time as 2020 hopefuls take aim at President Donald Trump's record on stemming military suicide and helping female vets.
Is my kid too young for contact sports? Advice still unclear
New guidance on concussions shows there isn't enough solid evidence to answer some of parents' most burning questions about contact sports.
US officials identify 'strong culprit' in vaping illnesses
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit."
Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.
Juul halts US sales of popular mint-flavored e-cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping.
Warren health plan departs from US 'social insurance' idea
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to pay for "Medicare for All" without raising taxes on the middle class departs from how the U.S.
Drought parches southern Africa, millions faced with hunger
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger by a severe drought strangling wide stretches of southern Africa.
More than 2,000 in US diagnosed in vaping illness outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — New government figures show more than 2,000 people have been diagnosed with vaping illnesses in the still-unsolved U.S.
New York judge sets opioid crisis trial for January
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge on Wednesday scheduled what could be the second state-level trial in the U.S. on the toll of opioids.
Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.
US veteran 'feeling whole' year after penis transplant
More than a year after performing the world's most extensive penis transplant, doctors say their patient has recovered and reports "feeling whole" again.
Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday.
'This city is not livable': New Delhi people decry dirty air
NEW DELHI (AP) — Sakshi Chauhan has not left her house in a quiet inner-city slum in the Indian capital for the past six days on her doctor's orders.
Biden accuses Warren of having elitist view of policy
Without naming her, Joe Biden attacked fellow Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday for employing a "condescending" approach to politics that smacks of "elitism."
US health officials link childhood trauma to adult illness
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life.
White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
IOC's large role in anti-doping creates conflict of interest
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog.
The Latest: SC early abortion ban headed for 2020 fight
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina's heartbeat abortion bill (all times local): 12:25 p.m. A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight.
US teen vaping numbers climb, fueled by Juul & mint flavor
New research shows U.S. teens who use electronic cigarettes prefer those made by Juul Labs, and mint is the favorite flavor for many of them, suggesting a shift after the company stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors in stores.
Scout leader convicted of branding 3 children in a ritual
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has convicted a scout leader of branding three children in a campfire initiation ritual.
Zanzibar tests drones spraying rice fields to fight malaria
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — For the first time drones are being tested to help fight malaria on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.
California cannabis group wants tighter vaping-safety rules
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An alliance of major legal marijuana businesses in California urged the state Monday to adopt tougher safety rules for ingredients and devices used in vaping and get tougher with illegal shops, amid an outbreak of a mysterious illness apparently linked to vaping.