- Critics: Remove statue of doctor who experimented on slaves
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics want New York City to remove a statue in Central Park that honors a doctor who used slaves in developing a pioneering approach to treating physical problems women can develop after childbirth.
- 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.
- AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.
- Disabled people protest in Romania, say govt endangers jobs
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Disabled people — some in wheelchairs, others with crutches — have protested outside Romania's labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Past health chiefs: insurance market stability is the goal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't make things worse.
- Chile families fight for acceptance of transgender children
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Monica Flores was returning from a holiday abroad when Chilean police stopped her for questions at the airport. They were bothered that their records didn't match: She had left the country with a son and returned with a daughter.
- US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control
BEIJING (AP) — China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Monday during a visit to the country considered the source of many of the deadly substances sought by addicts.