Health

November 17, 2018 - 7:24 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a criminal case after finding pollution levels in a local river far exceeded norms, with ethyl alcohol levels charted at 5,400 times the acceptable limit. This was just one of several indicators reported Friday by the North-Western...
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November 17, 2018 - 12:12 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical...
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This image provided by Hormel Foods Corporation shows the production code information on the side of the sleeve of Jennie-O-Turkey that is being recalled. Jennie-O-Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. Regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The products being recalled include 1-pound packages of raw, ground turkey and were shipped to retailers nationwide. Regulators say the product should be thrown away and not eaten. (Hormel Foods Corporation via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues. The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has...
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November 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving. SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental...
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Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under strengthened U.S.-led sanctions over its nuclear weapons and missile program. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 16, 2018 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar...
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In this file photo from Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, gestures as he sits in the Batmobile after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco. On the five-year anniversary of then-5-year-old Miles Scott capturing the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as Batkid, his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last, the fifth-grader is thriving. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)
November 15, 2018 - 10:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving. On the five-year anniversary of the day that then-5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as "Batkid" — his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last — the...
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In this Monday, April 21, 2008 file photo, a U.S soldier looks through the scope of his weapon during a night patrol in Mandozai, in Khost province, Afghanistan, seen through night vision equipment. About 400,000 veterans had a PTSD diagnosis in 2013, according to the Veterans Affairs health system. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
November 15, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. One method preferred by the Department of Veterans Affairs is exposure therapy, but it doesn't work for everyone and many can't...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004 file photo, a foreman watches workers pick fruit in an orchard in Arvin, Calif. California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 15, 2018 - 6:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California regulators recommended new restrictions Thursday on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies. The Department of Pesticide Regulation issued temporary guidelines for chlorpyrifos that include banning it from crop dusting, discontinuing its use on...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:48 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse and NFL defensive lineman Tim Green has revealed he has Lou Gehrig's Disease. Green wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday night that for the past five years he's been coping with "neurological problems" in his hands. He says doctors first thought the damage his...
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November 15, 2018 - 4:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals. Christa Jordan, a nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted to donate to her friend and...
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