AP-NORC poll: Hispanics see barriers to nursing care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with health care providers, and few have confidence in long-term care facilities to meet their needs, according to a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 3:17 pm

APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 7:39 am

Senate panel plans 2 hearings on girding health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate health committee will hold two hearings early next month on how the nation's individual health insurance marketplaces can be stabilized, as party leaders grasp for a fresh path following the collapse of the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 6:51 am

Officials: Do not eat fish caught in Shenango River

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials are warning people not to eat fish caught in a stretch of a western Pennsylvania river after tests found extremely high levels of a potentially dangerous chemical.

Posted on 22 August 2017 | 4:09 am

Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.

Posted on 21 August 2017 | 6:46 pm