Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board
One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations.
US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline
After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows.
Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama’s health care law stands
Senator Lindsey Graham said that if Republicans can’t deliver, ‘‘We’re all going to be in trouble, including the president.’’
Flu-like symptoms among 19 staff prompt evacuations at N.H. hospital
The cause of the staff members’ sickness at the New Hampshire hospital remained a mystery Friday afternoon.
Democrats target vulnerable Republicans on health care
The goal is to deprive the GOP of its congressional majority in next year’s midterm elections.
Nepal strengthens laws against dowry, menstrual exile
Nepal’s parliament has passed a bill toward making women safer by strengthening laws against acid attacks along with the ancient Hindu customs of demanding dowry payments for marriage and exiling women who are menstruating.
Pope Francis to Belgian Catholics: Stop offering euthanasia
Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals.
Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba is blamed on covert device
A string of bizarre incidents left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.
Mom accused of lying about being doctor, faking son’s cancer
A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids.
GOP senator suggests brain tumor affected McCain health care vote
Ron Johnson said that John McCain has ‘‘a brain tumor right now. That vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning. Some of that might have factored in.’’
University of Georgia shoots down policy that would let students self-grade
The policy would also have allowed students to drop out of group work if they became too stressed, and allowed for all exams to be open book.
109 US salmonella cases now linked to papayas from Mexico
An increasing number of people have been sickened by eating papaya now traced to a farm located in southern Mexico.
Trump: ‘We will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win’
President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, saying, “Nobody is safe from this epidemic.’’
Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users
The center where users inject themselves has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years.
Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration
President Trump’s drug commission called for him to declare a national emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic.
US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care
More than 93 percent of patients have their arteries opened within 90 minutes of arrival.
FDA to target addictive levels of nicotine in cigarettes
For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren’t so addictive.
Charlie Gard, focus of British legal health battle, has died
A family spokesperson said the critically ill British baby at the center of a legal battle that attracted the attention of Pope Francis and President Trump has died.
Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell
Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home
The court the child’s parents and the hospital that has been treating him until noon Thursday to come to terms on an end-of-life care plan for the infant’s final hours or days.
Charlie Gard’s parents ask court to let him die at home
They would like “a few days of tranquility” at home with the 11-month-old before he passes away.
Girl’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs
more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure.
Charlie Gard’s parents withdraw appeal to treat the infant
Their lawyer says Chris Gard and Connie Yates are withdrawing their appeal to court orders saying Charlie’s treatment should end.
Grass for trash: Marijuana business offers free weed on cleanup day
Dennis Meehan, the owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash in Gardiner Saturday some free flower.
Book about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs dispute
The retired doctor, Vejay Ramlakan, said the Mandela family had requested that the book be written.
Charlie Gard protesters rally as hospital reports threats
Activists gathered outside the London court where legal proceedings will resume Monday with new medical evidence expected.
NYC warns about possible rabid squirrel after five people bitten
There were five reports of people being bitten by an unusually aggressive squirrel in Prospect Park in a span of a few days last week.
For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs
AIDS deaths are also now close to half of what they were in 2005.
Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients
One American was able to afford her toddler’s latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams.
Officials: Boy, 10, among youngest victims of opioid crisis
Prosecutors in Florida believe a 10-year-old boy who died with the painkiller fentanyl in his system is among the state’s youngest victims of the opioid crisis.
Terminally ill British man seeks right to die
Noel Conway argues that Britain’s ban on assisted suicide is incompatible with protections of human rights
CBO delays analysis of latest health care bill
There’s another possible delay to the Senate’s consideration of a GOP bill to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law.
No. 2 GOP senator expects health bill vote once McCain returns
Senator John Cornyn said he expects a vote on the GOP health bill once John McCain returns following surgery.
House passes defense bill without base closures
The bill declares climate change a threat to national security and, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations.
US doctor says treatment ‘worth trying’ in UK sick baby case
The specialist told Britain’s High Court that nucleoside therapy may help Charlie Gard, the child at the heart of a legal battle between his parents and a London hospital.
FDA panel endorses potential first US gene therapy
A panel of cancer experts has voted in favor of a leukemia treatment which could be the first gene therapy available in the US.
UK’s May orders probe into contaminated blood scandal
Contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and ‘80s, killing at least 2,400.
Measles has killed 35 children in Europe
The World Health Organization calls the deaths an “unacceptable tragedy” given that the disease can be prevented through a vaccine.
UK court sets new hearing in case of terminally ill baby
The parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard will present fresh evidence that their son should receive experimental treatment.
Nation’s first opioid court aims to keep users alive
It became clear that Buffalo’s ordinary drug treatment court was no match for the heroin and painkiller crisis.
Foreign doctors deem ill Chinese Nobel laureate OK to travel
The specialists differed with Chinese experts who said a medical evacuation would be unsafe.
UK official says government has no role in Charlie Gard case
Justice Secretary David Lidington said the decision on the 11-month-old boy will be made by judge.
Georgia health commissioner named CDC director in Atlanta
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is an OB-GYN and has been head of the Georgia Department of Public Health since 2011.
Hospital: Chinese Nobel Peace laureate’s health worsens
Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s health is further deteriorating as his liver function worsens and abdominal fluid accumulates, a friend and the hospital that is treating him said, adding to concerns about the long-term prognosis for the country’s best-known political prisoner.
Man charged with throwing bedbugs at Maine municipal office
Authorities say the man had complained to the code enforcement office about bedbugs at his former apartment and left.
China invites foreign experts to treat Nobel laureate Liu
China made the invitation amid international criticism of Beijing’s handling of Liu’s case and calls for him to be allowed to be treated abroad.
Decision due Friday on fund to pay health care for ALS patients
The Pete Frates Home Health Initiative is close to helping an ALS patient, and Frates himself has not been ruled out as a recipient.
Sudanese doctors urge measures against cholera outbreak
Doctors also urged delaying the start of the school year, although authorities say the situation is under control.
Chicago police will team up with federal agents to fight gun violence
President Trump tweeted Friday morning that ‘‘crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.’’
Pastor to face trial in granddaughter’s faith healing death
The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday.