Health

Diana Sanchez gives birth alone in Denver jail cell
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 9:59 am
A woman who gave birth alone in her jail cell in Denver is suing the city after deputies and nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help during about five hours of labor.
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 In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer/AP Photo
AP News
August 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.
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Nurses union protest
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
August 29, 2019 - 6:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hahnemann University Hospital is set to close next week, and nurses are furious because they say another hospital is meddling in preventing a potential sale. Two local, unnamed hospitals have reported interest in buying Hahnemann and bringing it back to what it was...
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Physician-assisted suicide patient
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David Madden
August 28, 2019 - 1:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s aid in dying law is back in effect, even as appeals are being considered by the state’s highest court. North Jersey physician Yosef Glassman’s efforts to declare the law unconstitutional will be considered in October by Judge Paul Innes, who issued the...
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OxyContin
Toby Talbot/AP, file
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation's deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company, according to...
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Recalled Contego water bottles
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
CNN
August 28, 2019 - 9:59 am
By Susan Scutti (CNN) — Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because a silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated Tuesday. Contigo , a Chicago-based company, has received 149 complaints,...
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Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems, particularly among children and the elderly, have increased as fires in the region rage.
Victor R. Caivano/ AP Photo
AP News
August 28, 2019 - 7:52 am
PORTO VELHO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that Latin America's Amazon countries will meet in September to discuss both protecting and developing the rainforest region, which has been hit by weeks of devastating fires. The Brazilian leader also escalated a deeply...
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Right to die
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Mike DeNardo
August 27, 2019 - 2:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A New Jersey court decided doctors may once again help terminally ill patients in the Garden State end their lives. The state's aid-in-dying law, or medically assisted suicide, was temporarily put on hold after a Superior Court ruling two weeks ago. The law would...
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Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment
Sue Ogrocki/AP Photo, File
AP News
August 26, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state's opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman's ruling followed the first state...
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EverWalk founders Diana Nyad (right) and Bonnie Stoll
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Kim Glovas
August 26, 2019 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Diana Nyad made history in 2013 when she swam the epic span from Havana to Key West. Since then, she created a way for others to reach long-distance milestones — on land. Nyad and her partner, Bonnie Stoll, launched EverWalk , a long-distance walking movement designed...
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