For Shawnee Smith, landing on the doorstep of the Addictions Rehabilitation Association was a last chance.
A Northern California company is recalling 740 pounds of its sausage products because they may be contaminated with dangerous toxins.
A federal judge abruptly interrupted a weeks long hearing so that he could begin considering whether the prolonged solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates in California prisons violates their civil rights.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed legislation that would have guaranteed job leaves for volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers during emergencies and another bill that would have extended coverage for their injuries in the line of duty outside the areas they regularly serve.
A $429,000 federal grant will allow Indiana University to expand research to detect sports-related concussions to more sports.
Congressman Trey Radel of Florida is expected to talk about his political future a month after he pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges.
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The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.
A Richmond company has developed the Innovation of the Year for a statewide software competition.
With smokers exiled years ago to New York City's sidewalks, some took up e-cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold. They could puff away in restaurants and offices without running afoul of the city's ban on smoking in indoor public places.
A 3-year-old autistic boy will get to keep his backyard chickens thanks to a decision by the DeBary City Council.
With smokers exiled 12 years ago to New York City's sidewalks, some smokers took up e-cigarettes as a way to come in from the cold. They could puff away once again in restaurants, offices or even libraries without running afoul of the city's ban on smoking in indoor public places.
Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
A senior state official who was involved in the replacement of New Mexico behavioral health services providers whose Medicaid funding was suspended is stepping down.
Less than a half million people whose health insurance was canceled under President Barack Obama's new law have not yet found other coverage, the administration said Thursday.
Plans are under way to build a new $28 million children's hospital in Savannah.
New Hampshire must expand services for people who are severely mentally ill to settle a lawsuit that charged the state needlessly confined people in mental wards or hospitals because it lacked community treatment options, Attorney General Joseph Foster announced Thursday.
Coquille police say a young man broke his leg after stepping into a beaver trap near Sturdivant Park.
Colorado State University is partnering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to bring a veterinary medicine program to Alaska.
Polk County's health department is reporting a spike in the area's number of syphilis cases.
Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant has a new chief executive officer.
A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
A San Francisco Bay Area school district has agreed to an $8 million settlement with the families of eight special education students in an alleged teacher abuse case.
An Arizona man who refused to identify his accomplice in a pot robbery in Oregon that left one man wounded has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed 18 people to a mental health council that will recommend ways to improve Nevada's mental health system in the wake of ongoing criticism.
A number of programs to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder that were developed in White River Junction are now being used throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital network, including some that are now in use by civilian treatment providers, a top VA official said Thursday.
Health officials are bringing tuberculosis testing to all staff and students at a Southern California high school after a student was diagnosed and five others are being examined for signs of the illness.
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Public health officials in suburban Houston said swine flu was the cause of a man's recent sickness, and they're still investigating what has sickened others, including four who died.
Former President Bill Clinton and a panel of health and business professionals told an assembly Thursday that it will take a cultural change to instill healthy habits across the people of central Arkansas.
A Montana dietary supplement maker has been found in contempt of court and fined $80,000 for continuing to manufacture and sell drugs claiming to treat cancer and other diseases, federal officials said Thursday.
The Arkansas Community Health and Education Foundation is chipping in $32,000 to fund a patient simulator for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's nursing department.
Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation say they're pleased that the Food and Drug Administration will revise proposed food safety rules that many farmers say will put them out of business.
State health researchers have discovered the first new strain of botulism in four decades, but decided to withhold publishing the genetic code because of bioterrorism concerns.
Kentucky lawmakers reacting to a surge in heroin overdose deaths said Thursday they will push for legislation next year calling for tougher punishment for high-level traffickers and more treatment for addicts of the dangerously addictive drug.
The Minnesota Department of Health says workers were probably the cause of a foodborne illness that sickened more than 80 people at the Edinburgh USA Golf Course clubhouse restaurant.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca PLC will buy out Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.'s stake in their partnership to develop and sell diabetes drugs in a deal worth $4.1 billion — seizing an opportunity to serve the projected explosion of patients suffering from the disease.
A month after pleading guilty to cocaine-possession charges, Republican Rep. Trey Radel of Florida is expected to talk about his political future Thursday.
Vermont's fourth medical marijuana dispensary is a go for Brattleboro.