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$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.At least 29 wrongful-death ...

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.The process of dying in an assisted suicide after ...

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

New York's governor expressed concerns Tuesday with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide.Gov. Andrew ...

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal ...

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

Abortion foes, supporters pack hearing in Massachusetts

Activists on both sides of the abortion divide clashed Monday on a bill in Massachusetts that would let women obtain an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy in cases of "fatal fetal anomalies."The bill, called ...

Telehealth rises as medium increases in validity

Telehealth rises as medium increases in validity

Jay Berger started by asking Patience Breckenridge how she was feeling. Breckenridge had had a rough night. The seizures continued, as they typically do.After hearing about a few more episodes Breckenridge had, Berger suggested she ...