Health

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November 29, 2018 - 2:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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November 20, 2018 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. The Food and Drug Administration says it's working with officials in Canada, where people are also being warned to stay away from romaine...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 15, 2018 - 4:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent lower risk...
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FILE - This Oct. 7, 2003 file photo shows a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, two drug makers said an experimental therapy slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose in a mid-stage study, and it removed much of the sticky plaque gumming up their brains. The drug, called BAN2401, is from Eisai and Biogen. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
July 25, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Hopes are rising again for a drug to alter the course of Alzheimer's disease after repeated failures. Two drug companies said that an experimental therapy they are developing slowed mental decline by 30 percent in patients who got the highest dose. It also removed much of the sticky...
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AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File
June 18, 2018 - 8:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.
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May 21, 2018 - 8:09 am
The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as Ritalin.
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May 17, 2018 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.
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May 09, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four more states are reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
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April 27, 2018 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday.
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Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File
April 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm
You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart?
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