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FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, children are silhouetted by the setting sun as they ride a swing ride during the Canyon County Fair in Caldwell, Idaho. New results published Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. (Greg Kreller/The Idaho Press-Tribune via AP, File)
December 09, 2019 - 10:31 am
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain regions that regulate planning and impulse control? Is obesity a result of that brain difference? Or are...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 09, 2019 - 9:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. Enforcement of the law had been on...
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December 08, 2019 - 10:35 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia began a vaccination campaign in a rural town on Borneo island after a 3-month-old boy was confirmed to have polio in the country's first case of the highly infectious virus in 27 years. The infant from Tuaran town in Sabah state tested positive for vaccine-...
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This image from the Medicare.gov website shows the landing page to find a drug plan for seniors. Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they believe they received inaccurate information. (Medicare via AP)
December 06, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading senators are urging Medicare to allow seniors concerned about their drug plan pick for next year to switch if they received inaccurate information due to changes the agency made this sign-up season. The request from 14 Democrats and one Independent comes as open enrollment...
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December 06, 2019 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly 2,300 people who suffered lung damage were vaping liquids that contain THC, the high-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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December 06, 2019 - 8:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and there’s a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The last flu season to rev up...
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Worker Gabe Ryan removes a sign that includes the name Arthur M. Sackler at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, in Boston. Tufts University says it is stripping the Sackler name from its campus in recognition of the family's connection to the opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 05, 2019 - 5:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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December 05, 2019 - 9:08 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why one study of the experimental medicine succeeded and another failed. Excitement and skepticism have...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, a woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia. Accidental cuts and bruises to the face, head and neck from cellphones are sending increasing numbers of Americans to the emergency room, according to a study that estimates 76,000 cases over nine years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 05, 2019 - 8:40 am
Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include...
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In this image from video, a red flags hangs outside homes of residents who have not been vaccinated in Apia, Samoa, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Samoa’s main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday, as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people. (TVNZ via AP)
December 04, 2019 - 7:10 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Samoa’s main streets were eerily quiet on Thursday as the government stepped up efforts to curb a measles epidemic that has killed 62 people. The government told most public and private workers to stay home on Thursday and Friday and shut down roads to nonessential...
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