FDA and DOJ pledge more cooperation on illegal e-cigarettes ahead of congressional hearing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators and law enforcement officials on Monday vowed to work more closely to stop sales of illegal electronic cigarettes,...

Martha’s Vineyard is about to run out of pot. That’s led to a lawsuit...

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VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — An 81-year-old woman on Martha's Vineyard drove up to the Island Time dispensary last week seeking her usual order...

Alabama sheriff evacuates jail, citing unspecified ‘health and safety issues’

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PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff evacuated his county's jail Thursday, citing a need to prevent unspecified “health and safety issues.”Autauga County Sheriff...

Report shows a drop in drug overdose deaths in Kentucky but governor says the...

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky fell nearly 10% in 2023, marking a second straight annual decline in the fight against...

EV sales boom in Nepal, helping to save on oil imports, alleviate smog

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s abundant hydroelectric power is helping the Himalayan nation cut its oil imports and clean up its air, thanks to...

FDA advisers urge targeting JN.1 strain in recipe for fall’s COVID vaccines

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Government advisers Wednesday said it’s time to update the recipe for the COVID-19 vaccines Americans will receive in the fall --...

Salmonella outbreak may be linked to recalled cucumbers, CDC says

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Cucumbers contaminated with salmonella bacteria may have sickened and hospitalized dozens of people in at least 25 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.Testing detected...

Red Sox place RHP Chris Martin on the 15-day injury list because of anxiety

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BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed right-hander Chris Martin on the 15-day injury list Wednesday because of anxiety.The 38-year-old Martin told the...

Federal judge blocks some rules on abortion pills in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has permanently blocked some efforts in North Carolina to restrict how abortion pills can be dispensed, saying...

US health officials advise using antibiotic as a ‘morning-after pill’ against STDs

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some people should consider taking an antibiotic as a morning-after pill to try to prevent certain sexually transmitted diseases, U.S....