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Doctors charged in West Virginia, Virginia pill mill case

Doctors charged in West Virginia, Virginia pill mill case

Federal prosecutors say 10 doctors have been charged with overprescribing prescription pain pills from clinics in West Virginia and Virginia
The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry

The Latest: Idaho senator who yelled at students not sorry

An Idaho lawmaker who yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students said Tuesday his response was appropriate and has no plans to apologize
Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.
Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

Latest Trump administration health care idea: less insurance for lower premiums
Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way
WATCH:  Kellyann Petrucci shares how to blast belly fat and slim down in 10 days

WATCH: Kellyann Petrucci shares how to blast belly fat and slim down in 10 days

The cookbook author demonstrates recipes from her new book "The 10-Day Belly Slimdown," featuring her short-term diet plan to help you slim down quickly.
WATCH:  What to know about SCAD, a leading cause of heart attacks for young women

WATCH: What to know about SCAD, a leading cause of heart attacks for young women

The condition is "more common in women" and "can be fatal," Dr. Ashton said.
Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

Grocer Albertsons eyes Rite Aid deal in health care push

The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation's third-largest drugstore chain
UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

UNICEF says Pakistan has world's highest neonatal mortality rate; 46 out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan die
Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

A Republican Idaho state senator says he won't apologize for yelling "abortion is murder" at a group of university students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse
Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids
Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

The FDA is already about to start work on the vaccine for next season.
Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence
WATCH:  Increasing number of children killed by flu epidemic

WATCH: Increasing number of children killed by flu epidemic

The CDC has an update showing an increase in the number of children who have died due to the flu virus.
Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

Penn State students raise more than $10M in dance marathon

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon
Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat

Just five states have laws that allow relatives or police to seek a judge's order stripping guns from people who are showing violent tendencies or signs of mental distress
WATCH:  The CDC says some rapid flu tests are only 50-70% accurate

WATCH: The CDC says some rapid flu tests are only 50-70% accurate

Doctors of the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas aren't solely on tests but are also keeping an eye on patient symptoms.