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Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old diesAn Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for manyMany Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
VA exploring idea of merging health system with PentagonThe Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's as part of its effort to expand private health care
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reformsNew Yorkers who were molested as children are counting on the national attention on sexual crimes to persuade state leaders to allow victims to sue over decades-old abuse
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Docs Behind '1st Fatal Marijuana Overdose' Report Say ChillThe Colorado doctors behind those reports of the first documented fatal marijuana overdose would like everyone to please chill out. Dr. Thomas Nappe tells the Washington Post they "are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed" an 11-month-old child two years ago. Nappe says he's disappointed news reports have mischaracterized the...
Newser15 hours ago
Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid disputeA university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies
The Associated Press16 hours ago
North Korean Defector Is Ravaged by ParasitesAs if multiple bullet wounds weren't enough, the North Korean soldier who defected across the DMZ on Monday has "an enormous number" of parasites posing a risk to his recovery, according to South Korean doctors. "I've never seen anything like this," surgeon Lee Cook-jong says, per the BBC and Guardian...
Newser18 hours ago
Doctors Claim 1st Documented Fatal Marijuana Overdose(The doctors involved in this study have since denied calling this case a definitive marijuana overdose; update here . Original report follows.) In news that could change what we thought we knew about marijuana, as well as alter the progress of marijuana legalization, two doctors in Colorado say they've documented...
Newser1 day ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, leads applause for House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, along with Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., during a news conference following a vote on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Republicans passed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclearRepublicans whip a near-$1.5 trillion rewrite of business and personal income taxes through the House
The Associated Press1 day ago
Cleaning Up After Son's Drug Overdose Likely Killed Mom: CoronerA double tragedy in Pennsylvania, where authorities say a woman may have died because she cleaned up her son's drug paraphernalia after finding him unresponsive in the bathroom—and the son, too, ultimately died of a drug overdose. Theresa Plummer probably absorbed a substance through her skin or had a...
Newser1 day ago
This photo provided by Genentech, Inc. shows a package of the drug Hemlibra. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Hemlibra, the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder. (Genentech, Inc. via AP)
FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patientsU.S. regulators have approved the first new treatment in nearly two decades to prevent internal bleeding in certain patients with hemophilia, an inherited blood-clotting disorder.
The Associated Press1 day ago
Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health careWatchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care
The Associated Press1 day ago
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