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EPA: Chemical in medical-device cleanser poses cancer risk

Aug. 03, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is warning residents who live near medical sterilizing plants in 13 states and Puerto Rico about potential health risks from emissions of ethylene oxide, a chemical widely used in their operations. Laredo, Texas; Ardmore,...

China blocks some Taiwan imports but avoids chip disruptions

Aug. 03, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China blocked imports of citrus, fish and other foods from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by a top American lawmaker, Nancy Pelosi, but has avoided disrupting one of the world's most important technology and manufacturing relationships. The two sides, which split...

Many won't rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

Jul. 05, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans don’t expect to rely on the digital services that became commonplace during the pandemic after COVID-19 subsides, according to a new poll, even as many think it's a good thing if those options remain available in the future. Close to half or more...

Nurse practitioner pleads guilty in $15M equipment scheme

Jul. 01, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina nurse has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of nearly $15 million by filing claims for medically unnecessary orthopedic braces and other medical equipment, a prosecutor said. Justin Segrest, 44, of Mount Airy pleaded...

NC doctor indicted in medical equipment scheme

Jun. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina doctor has been indicted in connection with a scheme that defrauded federal programs of more than $11 million, a U.S. attorney said. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said in a news release that Sudipta...

FDA orders all Juul electronic cigarettes removed from US market

Jun. 23, 2022 11:23 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA orders all Juul electronic cigarettes removed from US market.

US boosts monkeypox testing, 142 cases confirmed

Jun. 22, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox tests to commercial laboratories, in a bid to speed diagnoses for suspected infections for the virus that has already infected at least 142 people in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is...

Data breach at health care organization may affect 2 million

Jun. 08, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A digital attack on a Massachusetts-based health care organization may have compromised the personal information of as many as 2 million people, officials said. Shields Health Care Group Inc., which provides imaging and ambulatory surgical services at dozens of...

US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason

Jun. 03, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker's partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the...

Federal agency sends team to probe Tesla crash that killed 3

May. 18, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency has dispatched a team to investigate the possibility that a Tesla involved in a California crash that killed three people was operating on a partially automated driving system. The National Highway Traffic Safety...