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Bosnian capital of Sarajevo hit by dangerous air pollution

Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached dangerous levels in recent daysBy SABINA NIKSIC Associated PressDecember 8, 2019, 5:01 PM2 min read Authorities say air pollution in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo has reached...

Senators urge Medicare to allow seniors a drug plan do-over

Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe they received inaccurate informationBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressDecember 6, 2019, 8:49 PM3 min read Leading senators are...

Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak

Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizationsBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterDecember 6, 2019, 7:47 PM3 min read Health officials investigating...

US flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

The winter flu season in the United States is off to its earliest start in more than 15 yearsBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterDecember 6, 2019, 4:37 PM4 min read The U.S. winter flu season is off to its...

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

Authorities say a flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people in San Diego CountyDecember 6, 2019, 12:24 AM2 min read A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar...

US report: Prescription drug prices down slightly last year

A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medicationsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressDecember 5, 2019, 9:03 PM4 min read Prices for prescription drugs edged...

Tufts University severs ties with family behind OxyContin

Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the...

New details emerge on drug that may slow Alzheimer’s disease

A company that claims it has the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results to help explain why one study of it succeeded and another failedBy MARILYNN...

Officials: Chemical released in Texas blasts poses no risk

Residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches are under a voluntary evacuation order after testing found elevated levels of the chemical butadieneDecember 5, 2019, 5:41 PM2 min read A voluntary evacuation order was issued for residents...

Pelosi sets showdown vote on Medicare drug negotiations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a showdown vote next week on her bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressDecember 5, 2019, 4:11 PM2 min read The House will hold a showdown...
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Strictly Come Dancing: Chris Ramsey is eliminated in the semi-finals

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WWE legend Stacy Kiebler, George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend, reveals her and husband Jared Pobre are expecting third child

WWE legendary diva Stacy Keibler is expecting her third child with husband Jared Pobre. The 40-year-old actress, model and retired wrestler shared the news...

Racial incident mars Manchester derby

A video circulating on social media appeared to show a fan making abusive gestures towards United players during their team's 2-1 victory in...

Josh Duhamel, 47, steps out with girlfriend Audra Mari, 26… after finalizing divorce from Fergie

He finalized his divorce from Fergie late last month, more than two years since they announced the end of their eight year marriage. And...

Infants buried 2,100 years ago given ‘skull helmets’ made from bones of OTHER children to protect them in the afterlife

BABIES in ancient South America were buried wearing helmets made from human skulls to protect them in the afterlife, a researcher has said. Archaeologists...