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Health & Lifestyles

Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition asking Knott's Berry Farm to reopen a Halloween horror attraction that was closed after mental health advocates said it was insensitive to the mentally ill
Published: 09/29/16

Ex-student gets year in prison for on-campus drug overdoses

A former student at Wesleyan University in Connecticut who sold drugs involved in a series of on-campus overdoses has been ordered to serve a year and a day in prison
Published: 09/29/16
Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses

Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses

Stocks fall as concerns about drug prices drag health care companies lower
Published: 09/29/16
APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

California regulators say they're taking steps to protect schoolchildren in rural communities from pesticides that blow in from nearby farms
Published: 09/29/16

Utah police sharing lessons from the drug-crime trenches

Facing what's been called an opioid epidemic, Utah authorities are sharing lessons from the trenches investigating and prosecuting heroin and prescription drug cases
Published: 09/29/16
DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future

This year's presidential campaign has underscored an economic paradox: Financially, black Americans and Hispanics are far worse off than whites, yet polls show minorities are more likely than whites to believe in the American Dream
Published: 09/29/16
Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high drug prices these days, but Congress may have helped set the stage
Published: 09/29/16
The Latest: Russia's Putin expresses condolences over Peres

The Latest: Russia's Putin expresses condolences over Peres

The office of Israel's Prime Minister says Russian President Vladimir Putin phoned Benjamin Netanyahu to express his condolences over the passing of former President Shimon Peres
Published: 09/29/16

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay off 1,000 employees

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large U.S. market."
Published: 09/29/16

Public health prof lectures on childhood obesity research

A University of San Diego expert on public health is discussing his research on helping kids move more, eat better and fight childhood obesity
Published: 09/29/16