Health

March 27, 2019 - 6:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After hearing emotional pleas from parents who break federal law to get low-potency medical marijuana oil to treat their children's illnesses, a Georgia Senate committee has approved a limited version of a bill that allows the in-state production and sale of the drug. The Senate...
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A young girl walks on the dirty water in Beira, Mozambique, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a "second disaster" from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organization warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into rural areas where an unknown number of people remain without aid more than 10 days after the storm. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 27, 2019 - 1:50 pm
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, Mozambican authorities announced on Wednesday, raising the stakes in an already desperate fight to help hundreds of thousands of people sheltering in increasingly squalid conditions. The...
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March 26, 2019 - 1:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators want to derail imminent changes to the health insurance plan for state employees, teachers and retirees that would rework how it pays hospitals and other service providers. The House Health Committee voted on Tuesday to block State Treasurer Dale...
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A young girl walks in the water at Mafambisse, about 60km outside of Beira, Mozambique, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Cyclone-ravaged Mozambique faces a "second disaster" from cholera and other diseases, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday, while relief operations pressed into rural areas where an unknown number of people remain without aid more than 10 days after the storm. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 26, 2019 - 1:01 pm
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — The Latest on the efforts to recover from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (all times local): 6:50 p.m. U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James D. Craig, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, is in Mozambique to get a first-hand look at...
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March 25, 2019 - 10:58 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Public health officials in North Carolina say the sudden onslaught of mass vomiting at an elementary school wasn't caused by a nefarious disease, but rather fruit-flavored concentrate, spicy food and "sympathetic vomiting." Citing a Forsyth County Department of Public...
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Displaced families set up their bedding on top of the roof in Buzi district, 200 kilometers (120 miles) outside Beira, Mozambique, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. A second week has begun with efforts to find and help some tens of thousands of people in devastated parts of southern Africa, with some hundreds dead and an unknown number of people still missing. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
March 24, 2019 - 10:50 am
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — Cyclone Idai's death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm, as workers restore electricity, water and try to prevent outbreak of cholera, authorities said Sunday. In Mozambique the number of dead has risen to 446 while...
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March 23, 2019 - 11:39 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Officials at a Georgia trauma center are reviewing a day this month that began as a slower-than-usual Sunday and ended in one of its busiest days. Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown received more than 20 patients as a result of the March 3 tornado outbreak in Alabama and...
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FILE--In this Oct. 2011, file photo, James Kraig Kahler listens to the judge while being sentenced in Osage County Court in Lyndon, Kansas. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a Kansas death penalty case that could have implications for mentally ill defendants across the nation. The case involves Kahler, convicted and sentenced to death for the 2009 fatal shootings of his estranged wife, her grandmother and his two teenage daughters. His attorneys argue that he was suffering from depression so severe that he experienced extreme emotional disturbance, dissociating him from reality. (Anthony S. Bush/The Topeka Capital Journal via AP, Pool, File)
March 23, 2019 - 11:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The day after Thanksgiving in 2009, James Kahler went to the home of his estranged wife's grandmother, where he shot the two women, along with his two teenage daughters. No one — not even Kahler's attorneys — disputes that he killed the four relatives. Instead, his lawyers...
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March 21, 2019 - 1:16 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering North Carolina prison authorities to quit denying expensive medicines to most inmates believed to carry a potentially deadly blood-borne infection. U.S. District Judge William Osteen this week ordered that the three inmates suing prison officials...
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March 20, 2019 - 12:25 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina faith leaders are showing their support for legislation to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana for individuals with terminal, debilitating medical conditions. A diverse group of clergy held a news conference Wednesday at the Statehouse in support of the...
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