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KDWN

6 days ago

Romania: Hewlett Packard vows to probe suspected wrongdoing

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tech giant Hewlett Packard said Tuesday it would investigate allegations of wrongdoing in a health services contract in Romania which prosecutors say cost the East European country 16.8 million euros ($18.8 million)….

KDWN

6 days ago

1 of 3 deaths in EU avoidable if optimal care was available

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's statistical agency says that one out of three deaths in the 28-nation bloc would be avoidable if optimal health care was available….

KDWN

7 days ago

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before….

KDWN

1 week ago

Peru declares emergency over mercury contamination

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government declared an emergency across a broad jungle region Monday because of mercury contamination caused by wildcat gold mining….

KDWN

1 week ago

EU lifts suicide warning on Pfizer’s smoking-cessation pill

Europe's main drug regulator has lifted a 7-year-old warning about possible suicidal risks from Chantix, Pfizer's smoking-cessation pill….

KDWN

1 week ago

Law mandates coverage for vasectomies, other birth control

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is poised to become the first state to require public and private health insurance to cover vasectomies without copays and deductibles….

KDWN

1 week ago

Florida Planned Parenthood clinic evacuated; 7 treated

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Hazardous materials teams found unidentified chemicals inside cleaning closets at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Florida on Monday after the clinic sent seven staffers who were complaining of breathing problems to a hospital for evaluation, police and clinic officials said….

KDWN

1 week ago

Some self-induced abortions result in criminal cases

Across the nation, abortion-rights activists are closely following Monday's appeals court hearing involving an Indiana woman convicted of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs….

KDWN

1 week ago

Concern in Haiti over emerging condition linked to Zika

MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) — Berny Saint-Sauveur was moaning and incoherent when his family carried him into a hospital in central Haiti. He was unable to move, he later found out, because of an unusual paralysis syndrome linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus….

KDWN

1 week ago

France to tighten up drug trial rules after fatal incident

PARIS (AP) — France's health minister has presented a plan to tighten up the rules regarding human drug trials following an experimental test that killed a volunteer in January….