- Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?
CHICAGO (AP) — Prince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.
- Company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria
SEATTLE (AP) — A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.
- Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings.
- Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.
- Study: 'Biggest Loser' contestants have slower metabolisms
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study has found that many competitors on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it more difficult to keep off the pounds.
- European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.
- Parents sue over lead in water at New Jersey city's schools
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Parents of four students filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New Jersey's largest school district and other public officials over lead found in drinking water.
- Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.
- Study: Football concussions and resuming play vary by age
CHICAGO (AP) — Younger football players are more likely to return to the field less than a day after suffering concussions than those in high school and college, according to a new study.
- Change is in the works for Humana ACA exchange participation
Humana became the latest health insurer to serve notice that it might leave some Affordable Care Act exchanges next year, creating more uncertainty for customers ahead of this fall's enrollment window and presidential campaign, during which the law is sure to remain a hot debate topic.