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Health officials urge getting flu shots after 80,000 died of influenza last season

Health officials urge getting flu shots after 80,000 died of influenza last season

1 hour ago   |   WLWT

Officials are also trying to put the myth to bed that getting a flu shot can give you the flu.
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Attorney General Sued Insulin Makers, Alleging Price Gouging

1 hour ago   |   CBS   |   2 articles

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics...
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Judge declines to reduce man's bond so he can get mental health help in sons' drownings

2 hours ago   |   Chicago Tribune

A judge declined to reduce a man's bond until he addressed his grief and mental health issues from his two sons drowning earlier this year in the Kankakee River. Eric Patillo...
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What to know about acute flaccid myelitis, the polio-like illness that's affecting children

2 hours ago   |   Baltimore Sun

Five children in Maryland have contracted symptoms of an illness similar to polio this fall, according to state health officials. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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1,495 Americans Describe the Financial Reality of Being Really Sick

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

“Do you pay the hospital bill or do you pay the utility bill?” Don't count on your health insurance for serious illnesses, a new survey warns.
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Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research

Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research

3 hours ago   |   NPR

Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why. (Image credit: Tetra...
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Melania Trump's Plane Was Forced to Return to Washington After Smoke Filled the Cabin

4 hours ago   |   Time   |   8 articles

First lady Melania Trump's plane was forced to return to a Washington area military base on Wednesday because of smoke in the cabin, temporarily delaying her trip to a...
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Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

4 hours ago   |   NBC News

While the child's name, age, gender or location wasn't released, the Florida Department of Health said the child hadn't received a flu shot.
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First Cases Of Deadly Deer Virus Confirmed In Minnesota

4 hours ago   |   CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - A deadly virus affecting Minnesota's deer population has been confirmed in seven animals for the first time in the state. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health...
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Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here's What Experts Say

4 hours ago   |   Time

Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health...
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Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab...

Pakistan Executes 'Serial Killer' Who Raped And Murdered 7-Year-Old Zainab Ansari

Zainab's death triggered rioting in Pakistan and was reported throughout the world. Her murderer, Mohammad Imran, was reportedly hanged in the presence of Zainab's father. Read more ...

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take 5 percent budget cut

President Trump will ask every cabinet secretary to take a 5 percent budget cut next year, he announced Wednesday. “We're having a cabinet meeting in a little while and we're... Read more ...

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada to pardon people with marijuana convictions as the country legalizes pot

Canada's government will introduce legislation to let people apply for a pardon of marijuana possession convictions. It comes on the day that the country has legalized... Read more ...

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis in Pennsylvania

The first lady said there are few things harder than seeing a newborn suffering from opioid withdrawal, and she wants to shine a light on the issue. Read more ...

In Their Own Words: Mary Lou Marzian - Kentucky State House District 34

In Their Own Words: Mary Lou Marzian - Kentucky State House District 34

Mary Lou Marzian is a Democrat running for Kentucky State House for District 34 in 2018. Read more ...