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FILE - In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. Hundreds of mentally ill patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are forced to live in conditions that do not meet federal health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they must navigate a management system that punishes whistleblowers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 06, 2018 - 10:57 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who...
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July 06, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany has sentenced a pharmacist to 12 years in prison for diluting cancer drugs on a massive scale in order to finance his luxury lifestyle. In its ruling Friday, the Essen regional court said defendant Peter S. had manipulated at least 14,000 drugs, the quality...
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Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Pope Francis has lamented intensified attacks in southern Syria, asking that people be spared more suffering. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 06, 2018 - 2:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging governments to make good on their commitments to curb climate change, warning that continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threaten to turn the Earth into a vast pile of "rubble, deserts and refuse." Francis made the appeal Friday at a...
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Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a heavyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 05, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. "To me, we're fighters," said Griffin, a UFC welterweight. "We always have a concussion, you know?"...
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Britain's Prince Charles the Prince of Wales meets hospital staff as he visits Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital in Ebbw Vale, Wales, to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, Thursday July 5, 2018. Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital is named after the Welsh Labour Party Minister for Health politician, commonly known as Nye Bevan, who is credited with creating the British NHS 70 years ago. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony were on the agenda as Britain marked the 70th anniversary Thursday of the National Health Service — a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future. Public buildings were floodlit in medical blue and...
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July 05, 2018 - 5:27 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A health care network responding to lawsuits says it wasn't liable for a storage tank malfunction that destroyed more than 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility clinic near Cleveland. In court filings made public this week, attorneys for University Hospitals say patients were...
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A British police officer guards a cordon which was extended overnight to include the Lush House car park adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Gardens park in Salisbury, England, Thursday, July 5, 2018. British officials ware seeking clues Thursday in the rush to understand how two Britons were exposed to the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 05, 2018 - 2:24 am
AMESBURY, England (AP) — British officials investigating a second case of poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack. Police announced late Wednesday that...
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July 03, 2018 - 12:45 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A nonprofit auto safety advocacy group is asking Ford to recall 1.35 million Explorer SUVs due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments. The Center for Auto Safety says it found 44 complaints in a government database about fumes and potential carbon...
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This Thursday, March 29, 2018 photo shows a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. A 10-year study released on Monday, July 2, 2018 shows that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death than abstainers, including those who downed at least eight cups daily. The benefit was seen with instant, ground, decaf, and in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily. In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10...
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Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is photographed at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta, Thursday, June 28, 2018. The head of the nation’s top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. But in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Redfield said his views have changed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 29, 2018 - 3:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency once opposed condoms and needle exchange programs as ways to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This week, in one of his first media interviews since taking office, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. said his views have changed...
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