PITTSBURGH — Giving frail, older residents of long-term care facilities a high-dose flu vaccine produces a significantly better immune response than a regular flu shot, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study has found.
BOSTON (AP) — A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.
Electronic cigarettes have exceeded traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Nine percent of eighth-graders said they’d used an e-cigarette in the previous month; 4 percent said they’d had a tobacco cigarette.
Days after strident criticism of the United States for “brutality” and “hypocrisy” over its treatment of terrorism suspects, China admitted Tuesday that it “has not been rare” for its own police for extort forced confessions from criminal suspects by torture.