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Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 05:56 AM PDT

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Brain Scans May Change Care for Some People With Memory Loss

Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET...

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:41 PM PDT

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

Boy, 10, Among Youngest Fla. Victims of Opioid Crisis: Officials

A 10-year-old boy from a drug-ridden Miami neighborhood apparently died of a fentanyl overdose last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis, authorities said Tuesday. But how he...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:27 AM PDT

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

Chipotle in Va. Reopens After Closure, Reports of Illness

A Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, is back open after being closed for two days because people said they got sick after eating there.

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 at 06:45 PM PDT

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

'Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Says After GOP Plan Collapses

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch...

Monday, Jul 17, 2017 at 04:55 AM PDT

'Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution

'Raining Needles': Drug Crisis Creates Syringe Pollution

They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches. They pepper baseball dugouts, sidewalks and streets. Syringes left by drug users...

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