Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die. At an emotional court hearing, a lawyer for the baby's parent
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Major uptick in poison control center calls over dietary supplements, study finds

A new study found calls to poison control centers in the U.S. due to exposures to dietary supplements rose by nearly 50 percent between 2005 and 2012, and that a majority of those calls involved children being exposed to supplements. The report, published Friday in the Journal of Medical Toxicolog
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Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. John Thune of South Da
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Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

Experts say the temperature inside of the tractor-trailer where smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat. Authorities said they found more than three dozen people, including eight who were dead, in the truck's trailer
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Charlie Gard protesters to rally as hospital reports threats

Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to receive an experimental treatment are planning a rally and prayer vigil and hospital officials say they have received death threats in the heartbreaking case. Activists supporting Gard's parents will gather Sunday outside the High Cou
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Book about Nelson Mandela’s medical treatment stirs dispute

A new book by a former South African military doctor that documents Nelson Mandela's medical treatments before his 2013 death violates doctor-patient confidentiality, according to some relatives of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate. But the retired doctor, Vejay Ramlakan, said in an int
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Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care. Democrats say Trump's confusing signals are part of a strategy to destabilize the
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Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

New Hampshire's only veterans hospital has appointed two more interim leaders as whistleblower doctors continue to call for a third-party investigation into substandard treatment and conditions. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin removed hospital Director Danielle Ocker and Chief of Staff Ja
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Woman, granddaughter undergo successful kidney transplant

A 2-year-old Alabama girl has a new lease on life thanks to a kidney donation from her 62-year-old grandmother, who was a perfect match. Wryn Graydon of Moody, Alabama, was diagnosed at 2 months old with congenital nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disorder that the National Institutes of Health
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Baby Charlie Gard’s latest brain scan is ‘sad reading’

The British parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard have been told by a hospital lawyer that the results of their son's latest brain scans make for "sad reading." Great Ormond Street Hospital lawyer Katie Gollop broke the bad news to Charlie's parents at a pre-court hearing Friday in London. C
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