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Louisiana lawmakers weigh whether to boost smoking age to 21

Apr 24, 2019 • 3:57 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's legal smoking age would rise to 21 if lawmakers agree to a measure backed by the House health committee. …

Donald Trump claims progress in opioid fight, says prescriptions down by 34%

Apr 24, 2019 • 2:48 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

The U.S. opioid crisis won't be solved overnight but progress is being made, President Trump said Wednesday, claiming credit for slashing opioid …

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

Apr 24, 2019 • 2:36 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. measles cases have climbed to their highest level in 25 years, largely because misinformation is turning parents against …

Newly reported New York City measles cases push U.S. tally to highest level in 25 years

Apr 24, 2019 • 2:35 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - Newly reported New York City measles cases push U.S. tally to highest level in 25 years. …

The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis

Apr 24, 2019 • 2:19 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on the opioid epidemic (all times local): 2:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource …

Robotic device winds its own way through beating pig heart

Apr 24, 2019 • 2:03 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - Borrowing from the way cockroaches skitter along walls, scientists have created a robotic device that safely guides itself through …

Britney Spears to fans: 'All is well' despite family stress

Apr 24, 2019 • 1:47 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEW YORK (AP) - Britney Spears says that though her family has been stressed lately, she's doing OK. The pop star on Tuesday posted a video to her …

Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

Apr 24, 2019 • 1:46 PM ET Health The New York Times  

An Emirati mother who suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1991 made an unexpected recovery at a clinic in …

Drug maker to spend $100M expanding Montana facility

Apr 24, 2019 • 1:44 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has announced $100 million of new investment in its manufacturing site in Montana. British-based GSK …

Officials warn as Utah motorcycle deaths see record increase

Apr 24, 2019 • 1:39 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - State officials say motorcycle deaths in Utah rose by 24% last year - from 38 to 47 - for the highest increase in state …

Alabama editorial roundup

Apr 24, 2019 • 12:46 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: April 22 The Gadsden Times on spotlighting youth: It's not trite or simplistic to say, as we have so often …

Measles cases hit new high in U.S. since virus was declared eliminated in 2000

Apr 24, 2019 • 12:44 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

Nearly 700 Americans have come down with a case of the measles this year — a new high since the virus was declared eliminated in 2000. The U.S. …

Dead elk in Oklahoma positive for chronic wasting disease

Apr 24, 2019 • 12:07 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An elk from a farmed herd in central Oklahoma has tested positive for the deadly chronic wasting disease. The Oklahoma …

Trump, first lady teaming up to address opioids epidemic

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:24 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump claimed credit Wednesday for progress in battling the nation's opioid epidemic amid debate over whether the …

1st Circuit declines to prevent inmate access to opioid meds

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:23 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

BOSTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has denied an emergency request to stop a jail from being forced to provide an inmate with medication she says …

State health department to reissue medical marijuana cards

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:09 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Health has said it will automatically reissue its year-long medical marijuana cards to qualifying …

Hemp, drug laws set for legislative studies in South Dakota

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:08 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota lawmakers during next year's legislative session will revisit whether to legalize hemp and will consider the state's …

Alabama committee advances medical marijuana bill

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:03 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama lawmakers are advancing a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana to treat some illnesses and conditions. …

Doctors at Ebola epicenter in Congo threaten strike

Apr 24, 2019 • 11:00 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

BUTEMBO, Congo (AP) - Doctors at the epicenter of Congo's Ebola crisis are threatening to go on strike indefinitely if health workers are attacked …

Connecticut man recalls golf course attack by rabid bobcat

Apr 24, 2019 • 10:55 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man attacked by a rabid bobcat while golfing doesn't remember much about the incident but says he can still …