Diseases and conditions

This Sept. 18, 2018 photo released by Opera Philadelphia, Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, left, and Frederica von Stade in the new opera "Sky on Swings" premiering as part of Opera Philadelphia's O18 Festival. (Dominic M. Mercier/Opera Philadelphia via AP)
September 21, 2018 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frederica von Stade sat on a table singing, her face filled with fear and wonder, her character unsure where she was going and where she had been. Nearly a half-century after her professional debut, the 73-year-old teamed with fellow mezzo Marietta Simpson for a mesmerizing...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016 file photo, dawn approaches over the meat processing plant owned and run by Cargill Meat Solutions, in Fort Morgan, a small town on the eastern plains of Colorado. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2018, that the company has recalled more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a deadly E. coli outbreak. The beef was produced on June 21 and shipped to retailers nationwide under several brands. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
September 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm
FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds (60,000 kilograms) of ground beef after an E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday the beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2011, file photo, bottles of Roundup herbicide, a product of Monsanto, are displayed on a store shelf in St. Louis. Agribusiness giant Monsanto is asking a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company' Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 19, 2018 - 1:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. Attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday that...
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In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island; without treatment, the patients would die. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 19, 2018 - 8:08 am
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island, their home;...
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This photo provided by the Cinema For Peace Foundation shows Pjotr Wersilow, member of the Russian Punk band 'Pussy Riot' receiving medical treatment in an ambulance as he arrives at the Schoenafeld airport in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Cinema for Peace Foundation/dpa via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 5:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible. Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in...
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September 18, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease. The goal of the strategy, which was required by Congress,...
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September 17, 2018 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats joined forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through Senate passage Monday, a rare campaign-season show of unity against a growing and deadly health care crisis. The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2006 file photo, pills move through a precision weighing machine at a pharmaceutical manufacturers trade show in New York. A federal watchdog agency says thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without required safeguards. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. A report released Monday by the Health and Human...
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Emergency services personnel stage outside Prezzo restaurant, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Salisbury, United Kingdom, where police have closed streets as a "precautionary measure" after two people were taken ill from the restaurant, amid heightened tensions after the Novichok poisonings earlier in the year. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 8:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Police closed roads and called a hazardous response team Sunday night after two people became ill at a restaurant in the English city where a Russian ex-spy and his daughter were poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. Wiltshire Police described the emergency steps taken in response to...
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This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Figures from a 2017 survey released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, show fewer people used heroin for the first time compared to the previous year, and fewer Americans misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 14, 2018 - 2:19 pm
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 in...
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