Bridgette Norring speaks with Hastings High School students about how her son, Devin, bought a pill that killed him.

Her son bought a fake pill via Snapchat. Fentanyl killed him. Hastings mom is on a mission.

The Hastings family is among 64 nationwide suing Snapchat, alleging that dealers use the app as a marketplace.

Ramstad: Health care is a tough arena for AI to make a difference

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AI models are meeting their match with the complexity of how people take care of themselves.

Allergies can make you miserable. Here's how to track pollen levels near you

Allergy season can bring misery to tens of millions of Americans each year.

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to let Arizona doctors provide abortions in California

Arizona doctors could give their patients abortions in California under a proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom to circumvent a ban on nearly all abortions in the neighboring state.

New California rule aims to limit health care cost increases to 3% annually

Doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies in California will be limited to annual price increases of 3% starting in 2029 under a new rule state regulators approved Wednesday in the latest attempt to corral the ever-increasing costs of medical care in the United States.

Relatives of those who died waiting for livers at now halted Houston transplant program seek answers

Several relatives of patients who died while waiting for a new liver said Wednesday they want to know if their loved ones were wrongfully denied a transplant by a Houston doctor accused of manipulating the waitlist to make some patients ineligible to receive a new organ.

Key moments in the Supreme Court's latest abortion case that could change how women get care

The U.S. Supreme Court heard its first test on Wednesday of state abortion bans that have been enacted since the court upended the Roe v. Wade constitutional right to abortion. While the current case involves an Idaho abortion ban, the court's ruling could have implications beyond that state.

Tennessee lawmakers join movement allowing some teachers to take guns into schools

Some public school teachers in Tennessee could gain new powers to carry concealed guns into the classroom, a year after a deadly school shooting in the state's capital city stirred impassioned debate about the best ways to curb such violence.

More cows are being tested and tracked for bird flu. Here's what that means

and stop — the growing outbreak.

More doctors can prescribe a leading addiction treatment. Why aren't more people getting help?

It's easier than ever for doctors to prescribe a key medicine for opioid addiction since the U.S. government lifted an obstacle last year. But despite the looser restrictions and the ongoing overdose crisis, a new study finds little change in the number of people taking the medication.

Missouri House backs legal shield for weedkiller maker facing thousands of cancer-related lawsuits

The manufacturer of a popular weedkiller won support Wednesday from the Missouri House for a proposal that could shield it from costly lawsuits alleging it failed to warn customers its product could cause cancer.

Jill Biden launches bike ride for wounded service members, stresses need to support vets

Jill Biden on Wednesday sounded a red horn to start the Wounded Warrior Project's annual Soldier Ride from the White House lawn, using the launch of the multiday bike ride to stress the importance of supporting service members.

Tennessee would criminalize helping minors get abortions under bill heading to governor

Tennessee is poised to become the second state in the nation to make it illegal for adults to help minors get an abortion without parental consent, a proposal that is likely to face immediate legal challenges should Gov. Bill Lee sign it into law.

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

A poultry facility in Michigan and egg producer in Texas both reported outbreaks of avian flu this week. The latest developments on the virus also include infected dairy cows and the first known instance of a human catching bird flu from a mammal.
FILE - Cows are seen at a dairy in California, Nov. 23, 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday, April 23, 2024, that samples of past

Dairy cattle must be tested for bird flu before moving between states, agriculture officials say

Dairy cattle moving between states must be tested for the bird flu virus, U.S. agriculture officials said Wednesday as they try to track and control the growing outbreak.
Anti-Abortion and Abortion-rights activists rally outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, in Washington.

Supreme Court appears skeptical that state abortion bans conflict with federal health care law

Conservative Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Wednesday that state abortion bans that took effect after the sweeping ruling overturning Roe v. Wade violate federal health care law, even during some medical emergencies.
FILE - This Nov. 11, 2013 file photo shows a bedroom built by Mike Spangler using some reclaimed materials, in Belle, W.Va.

Get better sleep with these 5 tips from experts

or worrying there aren't enough ZZZs in your day? You're not alone.

She was too sick for a traditional transplant. So she received a pig kidney and a heart pump

Doctors have transplanted a pig kidney into a New Jersey woman who was near death, part of a dramatic pair of surgeries that also stabilized her failing heart.
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FILE - Second-grade students select their meals during their lunch break in the cafeteria, Dec. 12, 2022, at an elementary school in Scottsdale, Ariz.

USDA updates rules for school meals that limit added sugars for the first time

The nation's school meals will get a makeover under new nutrition standards that limit added sugars for the first time, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
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The EU will probe whether China is unfairly denying companies access to its medical devices market

The European Union announced on Wednesday an investigation into whether China is using unfair methods to deprive companies in Europe of access to its market for medical devices ranging from hypodermic needles to high-tech scanners.
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Biden blames Trump for Florida's 6-week abortion ban, says women nationwide face health crisis

President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed Donald Trump for Florida's upcoming abortion ban and other restrictions across the country that have imperiled access to care for pregnant women, arguing Trump has created a ''healthcare crisis for women all over this country.''
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FILE - This Aug. 2, 2018 file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silv

Remnants of bird flu virus found in pasteurized milk, FDA says

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that samples of pasteurized milk had tested positive for remnants of the bird flu virus that has infected dairy cows.
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Mississippi lawmakers haggle over possible Medicaid expansion as their legislative session nears end

Top Mississippi lawmakers started negotiating Tuesday on what could become a landmark plan to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people in one of the poorest states in the U.S.

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