Diseases and conditions

November 13, 2018 - 1:27 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization predicted Tuesday that Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, saying that informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission. Dr. Peter Salama said that makeshift "...
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November 13, 2018 - 1:09 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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November 10, 2018 - 7:18 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 - 9:32 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 - 7:39 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 - 3:54 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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November 06, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is consulting with Congress about additional sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, in a move that is likely to further strain already tense relations. The State Department said in a statement that...
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November 04, 2018 - 6:33 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish health officials are calling on people to vaccinate themselves and their children after measles cases were reported in the region around Warsaw. Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said 17 recent measles cases in the Mazovia Province all resulted from parents failing to...
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This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the dispenser and a tablet for the company's medication Dsuvia. On Friday, Nov. 2. 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. (Craig Sherod Photography/AcelRx Pharmaceuticals via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain in Philadelphia. Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 01, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. No new research was issued Thursday. Instead, the National Toxicology Program...
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