US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns.

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Consumer safety group unveils its 'worst toys' list

BOSTON (AP) — Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holidays.

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Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

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  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs.

  • Written by By MATTHEW PERRONE , AP Health Writer

Is gun-maker liable for Newtown? Court takes up the case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces, a lawyer for relatives of some victims of the massacre told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday.

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  • Written by By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press