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Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs….

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Legionnaires’ kills 2 Illinois veterans’ home residents

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Two residents of an Illinois veterans’ home have died of Legionnaires’ Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday….

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EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states….

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Health ministry official detained on suspicion of bribes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior health ministry official has been detained on suspicion of accepting bribes of face cream and money in exchange for giving operating licenses to pharmacies, the latest case of suspected corruption in Romania’s underfunded health care system….

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3 hours ago

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. …

KDWN

3 hours ago

Legionnaires’ kills 2 Illinois veterans’ home residents

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Two residents of an Illinois veterans’ home have died of Legionnaires’ Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday….

KDWN

3 hours ago

EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states….

KDWN

3 hours ago

Health ministry official detained on suspicion of bribes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior health ministry official has been detained on suspicion of accepting bribes of face cream and money in exchange for giving operating licenses to pharmacies, the latest case of suspected corruption in Romania’s underfunded health care system….

KDWN

3 hours ago

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

LONDON (AP) — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology. …

KDWN

3 hours ago

Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs….