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Doctor’s death an “inconvenience” for patients

An investigation is underway after a Chicago-area doctor is found dead — a suicide according to the medical examiner. What demands investigation is …

Health Care

Australian doctor joins ISIS medical team in ‘jihad’ against the west

A YOUNG Australian doctor has appeared in an Islamic State video urging other medical professionals to travel to the Islamic State stronghold of


Child malaria vaccine: Final trials bring hope

Final clinical trials of a malaria vaccine - the first to reach this stage - suggest it could help protect millions of children against malaria.

But tests on 16,000 children from seven African countries found that booster doses were of limited use and vaccines in young babies were not …

Malaria Vaccine

Toronto doctor asks Health Canada about pregnancy drug, gets 212 pages of censored information | Toronto Star

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The pregnant patient sitting in Dr. Nav Persaud’s downtown Toronto clinic had questions about a routine prescription.

He gave a …


Hospitalizations from synthetic pot spike, officials say

DENVER -- Poison-control experts and public health officials are warning about a new spike in illnesses and hospitalizations caused by people using the drug "spice," a catch-all name for a type of synthetic marijuana.

Through last week, poison centers across the country received 1,900 calls from …


Petraeus sentenced to 2 years probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years of probation plus a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Petraeus appeared at the sentencing, which came …

David Petraeus

Family pens frank obituary after daughter's heroin overdose

Molly Parks via Facebook

Molly Alice Parks' family wrote a blunt obituary for their daughter after she died of a heroin overdose earlier this month.

A …


Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

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Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch's confirmation vote was delayed for five months.

Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to …

Attorney General

WNBA star Brittney Griner, fiancée arrested on assault allegations

A verbal argument between Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancée turned physical on Wednesday afternoon resulting in the arrests of both women on assault and disorderly conduct allegations, according to a police report.

Griner, 24, and WNBA player Glory Johnson were in an argument in …

Brittney Griner

Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships

A nine-ship Iranian convoy believed to be laden with weapons bound for rebels in Yemen turned around Thursday after being followed by U.S. warships stationed in the area to prevent arms shipments, multiple sources in the Pentagon told Fox News.

The sources said the nine-ship convoy is south of …

Middle East

Nigeria says troops invade last Boko Haram stronghold

Military says forces backed by fighter jet attack Sambisa forest in effort to finally defeat armed group.

The Nigerian military says its troops backed by fighter jets have invaded Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest in the northeast of the country, in an effort to finally defeat …

Boko Haram

Cesar Chavez to get Navy funeral honors 22 years after death

KEENE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors rendered belatedly for Cesar Chavez, the legendary rights and labor leader but also a Navy veteran.

On the 22nd anniversary of his death, Chavez was receiving full graveside honors from the U.S. Navy at his memorial in California.

Cesar Chavez

Baltimore protesters swarm CNN live report

Increasing Amounts Of Workers Are Misusing Stimulants To Enhance Work Productivity

Increasing Amounts Of Workers Are Misusing Stimulants To Enhance Work Productivity (Photo : Becky Wetherington)

In the hopes of enhancing work …


Black heart failure patients endangered further by depression

The researchers found that even moderate depressive symptoms could increase the risk of hospitalization or death for African-American heart failure


Dr. Oz: 'We will not be silenced'

Ghana Fights Piracy in the Textile Industry

Ghana has stepped up efforts to halt the smuggling of pirated textiles from China. The quantity of pirated cloth sold cheaply has forced several

News (South Africa)

Sex crimes, drugs and dead soldiers: The U.S. military’s secret African shame

Legal documents, Pentagon reports and a host of FOIA requests reveal AFRICOM's widespread malfeasance

Six people lay lifeless in the filthy brown water.

It was 5:09 a.m. when their Toyota Land Cruiser plunged off a bridge in the West African country of Mali. For about two seconds, the SUV sailed …


'Being gay in the south is just being brave': Alabama couple fight back against discrimination – video

Gay Rights

National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base." This is the third of four reports this week about the National Guard. A version of this story has appeared on KPBS.org.

Soldiers …


One dead, 23 sick with Botulism symptoms after church potluck

Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected botulism outbreak that left one person dead and 23 others sick.

Doctors and officials said at a news conference Wednesday that health workers are interviewing those who …


Singer Sledge remembered at funeral for talent, kindness

BAKER, La. (AP) — Percy Sledge was remembered for phenomenal talent and extraordinary kindness during a Tuesday funeral service marked by warm reminiscences from fellow musicians, family members and friends he made during a five-decade career that launched with his first and biggest hit, "When a …

Percy Sledge

ISIL video purports to show killing of Ethiopian Christians

A video purporting to show the killing of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic State-affiliated militants in Libya has been released online.

The 29-minute video appears to show militants holding two groups of captives, one by an affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barka Province and the other by the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

'Judge Selfie's' rebuke of victims stirs racist backlash

LOUISVILLE — He's been on the bench for nearly six years and plastered so many pictures of himself on Facebook that a colleague dubbed him "Judge Selfie."

But until he criticized the victims of an armed robbery for "fostering" the views of their 5-year-old daughter, whom they said was still scared …


Boston Marathon runners greeted by cold, cloudy day

BOSTON — Runners and spectators were greeted with a cold, gray morning Monday in the hours before the 119th Boston Marathon.

Balmy weather from the week before gave way to cloudy skies and pending showers. Temperatures were in the low 40s as thousands of runners gathered in Boston Common, where they …


Teens get bruised taking Kylie Jenner challenge

It's a disturbing new trend. And hopefully it'll stop as soon as it started.

On Sunday night, #kyliejennerchallenge popped up on Twitter.

What's happening is that kids are trying to plump their lips up to look like Kylie Jenner's.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians lil sis has said that her pouty look …


US weighs crackdown on homeopathic remedies over 'significant safety issues'

Sceptics consider homeopathy a joke, a bogus science that belongs in a punchline, not a pharmacy – but US government regulators are suddenly taking it seriously.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding public hearings this week to explore whether it should toughen oversight of what has …


City PA conned her employer out of £17,000 to pay for luxury wedding and honeymoon

Gabrielle Yinka Saunders, 32, used her colleagues' company credit cards to splash out on the £10,000 ceremony at the prestigious venue Belair House …


America: Too Fat to Fight

AstraZeneca drug Lynparza shows promise in prostate cancer trial

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca's recently approved ovarian cancer drug Lynparza, or olaparib, can also help men with prostate cancer, according to new clinical trial results on Tuesday.

The news is the latest boost to the British company's cancer drug pipeline, which formed a central plank of its …