Diseases and conditions

November 13, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it. Officials say this year's count could surpass the numbers seen in similar outbreaks in 2014 and 2016. Fortunately, the disease remains rare: This...
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Second lady of the United States Karen Pence speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the residence of U.S ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 13, 2018 - 1:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Karen Pence, the U.S. vice president's wife, announced Tuesday a $54,000 U.S. grant to a teacher at Tsukuba University in Japan for the study of art therapy, a little-known mental health profession she has championed under the Trump administration. Pence was in Japan while accompanying...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May listens as Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis speaks at the start of their meeting inside 10 Downing Street in London. May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability. May's office says she will urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Britain accuses Russia of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a Soviet-made nerve agent in Salisbury in March _ a claim Moscow denies. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
November 12, 2018 - 8:44 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West's response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia's intelligence capability. May's office says she'll urge countries "to stand up for the rules around the world" during a foreign-policy speech on Monday...
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In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, teachers hold banners during a protest against the high cost of living, in Zimbabwe's capital Harare. One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. A year later Zimbabwe's economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain, bringing some Zimbabweans to ask 'What has changed?' (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
November 12, 2018 - 6:58 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One year ago the unthinkable happened in Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe fell from power. Tanks rolled in the streets of the capital, Harare, on Nov. 14, 2017, and the military put Mugabe under house arrest, in reaction to Mugabe's firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa...
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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test in Augusta, Ga. The American Heart Association conference ending Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Chicago revealed a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
November 11, 2018 - 12:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems. Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-...
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November 10, 2018 - 6:18 am
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases. The ministry said late Friday that the deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared Aug. 1 in...
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November 09, 2018 - 9:13 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch officials said Friday they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002. Dutch prosecutors said in a statement the doctor "had not...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death-row inmate Bobby James Moore. Texas' attorney general is pushing to keep Moore on death row despite prosecutors and defense lawyers agreeing that the man is intellectually disabled and shouldn't be executed. The Houston Chronicle reports that the state attorney general's office asked to take over death row inmate Bobby James Moore's case on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 6:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' attorney general is pushing to keep an inmate on death row despite prosecutors and defense lawyers agreeing that the man is intellectually disabled and shouldn't be executed. The state attorney general's office asked to take over death row inmate Bobby James Moore's case on...
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November 08, 2018 - 3:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday reported the first death in an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the death was in California but didn't have any immediate details. Since last November, the agency said 164...
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This undated product image provided by Amphastar shows Primatene Mist. A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, approved its over-the-counter aerosol inhaler for ages 12 and up. (Amphastar via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 11:13 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new version of the once-popular asthma inhaler Primatene Mist will soon return to U.S. stores. The Food and Drug Administration approved the over-the-counter aerosol inhaler late Wednesday. It's for temporary relief of mild, intermittent asthma symptoms in people ages 12 and...
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