By Paul Bedard | 02/20/14 12:45 PM
First lady Michelle Obama is teaming with former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager for a new "Today Show" effort to promote body Image in a campaign called “Love Your Selfie.”
02/19/14 06:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Show more patience in the delivery room: That's the prescription being given to the nation's obstetricians. New guidelines say doctors should give otherwise healthy women more time to deliver their babies vaginally before assuming that labor has stalled. The recommendations...
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 09:11 AM
The West Virginia Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to make drugs used in the production of methamphetamine available only by prescription.
02/14/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has rejected — for a third time — its application to expand use of the blood thinner Xarelto to reduce dangerous blood clots and related problems in patients with coronary artery disease. The condition...
By Paul Bedard | 02/11/14 05:54 PM
Rock great Sammy Hagar and members of bands Van Halen, Night Ranger and Deep Purple are begging a reluctant Food and Drug Administration to let the dying wife of Hagar’s drummer to receive experimental treatment for her brain tumor. In a passionate letter accompanied by one from California...
02/11/14 04:45 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could become the first state in the nation to outlaw the sale of cosmetic products containing tiny plastic scrubbing beads that have been accumulating by the tens of millions in the Great Lakes. The plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries...
02/07/14 04:17 AM
LOHATA, India (AP) — This cluster of poor villages, long known for its colorful silk saris, now is known for something else: tuberculosis. Nearly half of Lohata's population has it — some 100,000 people — and the community's weaving tradition is part of the reason it is on the front line...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/05/14 10:36 AM
Conservatives and libertarians regularly bash lawmakers who support corporate welfare and bailouts, but these days, they're not letting the subsidy-seeking corporations off the hook either. FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group, is launching a campaign against the insurance bailout created...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/04/14 04:48 PM
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has prioritized reaching out to black Americans, but two of the three Black Republican Trailblazers he honored Tuesday suggested that Republicans face an uphill battle in appealing to black voters if the party continues to be identified with...
By Ashe Schow | 01/30/14 06:37 PM
Research claiming that hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- causes increased cancer risks and birth defects have been discredited by Colorado state public health officials. The researchers with the Colorado School of Public Health cited "minuscule" statistical differences and ignored other...
By Kathy Matheson | 01/29/14 09:03 AM
From the outside, Carmen Medina's convenience store appears to be an oasis in the food desert of gritty north Philadelphia, from its bright yellow-and-white striped awnings to the fake palm tree sculptures on the sidewalk.
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