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Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental...

Chron, today, 00:32
 
Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,7

Chron, today, 00:32
 
WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it now considers all of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever, recommending that all international visitors to the state be vaccinated. That puts the megacity of Sao Paulo on the li

Chron, yesterday, 15:32
 
Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani health official says a special anti-polio drive has been launched in the country's eastern Punjab province. Imran Nazir says the week-long campaign was launched on Monday amid tight security. He says thousands of worke

Chron, yesterday, 05:43
 
Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 of the death of a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said in a statement Monday that an autopsy will be conducted on

Chron, Monday, 20:18
 
CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharmacy giant CVS said it will stop significant touchups of images used in its advertising for beauty products. The company said it has a responsibility to think about sending messages of unrealistic body images to girls and young women.

Chron, Monday, 14:25
 
Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford T

Chron, Monday, 13:44
 
My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-lov

Chron, Sunday, 12:35
 
Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

PARIS (AP) — The head of French dairy company Lactalis says that a recall of baby milk products because of a salmonella scare has been extended to 83 countries from around 30. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the president of La

Chron, Sunday, 09:52
 
Trump gets 'excellent health report from WH doctor

Trump gets 'excellent health" report from WH doctor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's White House physician declared him in "excellent health" after the president received his first medical checkup at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid...

Chron, Saturday, 01:17
 

The Latest: Man who aided patient says she's getting care

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a woman left at a bus stop after being discharged from a Baltimore hospital (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The man who came to the aid of a disoriented woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only

Chron, Friday, 19:04
 
US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

US OKs 1st drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AstraZeneca PLC's Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who

Chron, Friday, 15:14
 
The Latest: Trump arrives for 1st medical exam as president

The Latest: Trump arrives for 1st medical exam as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's physical (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Donald Trump has arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital. The president is undergoing a physical examination amid s

Chron, Friday, 14:32
 
Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

NEW YORK (AP) — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking. U.S. health officials on Friday said plenty of people are getting sick, and the flu has hit epidemic levels — just as it does m

Chron, Friday, 13:04
 
'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

'Arrogant' UK surgeon burned initials onto patients' livers

LONDON (AP) — A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients' livers during transplant operations was fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) on Friday, and ordered to perform community service. Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty last month to two counts of as

Chron, Friday, 11:09
 
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