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January 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking.

It has been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been sidelined…


Police officers paired with mental health experts

January 09, 2018

DENVER — Colorado is pushing for new approaches to how police officers handle cases involving mental illness and drug addiction, encouraging them to steer low-level offenders toward treatment rather than jail and giving them assistance in dealing with potentially dangerous situations.

In one…


Gene therapy finds place in medicine

January 02, 2018

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene…


Overdose deaths cut life expectancy

December 26, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live.

The government figures released on Thursday put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in 2015. For the first time, the…