Diseases and conditions

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2018 - 11:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate...
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June 21, 2018 - 11:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don't prove viruses cause Alzheimer's, nor...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2015 file photo, Jarrod Lyle, of Australia, reacts after missing a putt on the 17th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament in Avondale, La. Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
June 21, 2018 - 3:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. "It's been 190 days since Jarrod's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, a medical assistant at a community health center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
June 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots. Overall, flu vaccines barely worked at all in keeping people 65 and older out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. The best performance was by a new shot...
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June 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C. David Kwiatkowski is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, left, watches as Corey Lewandowski, right, his former campaign manager for Trump's presidential campaign, speaks during a campaign rally in Washington Township, Mich. Lewandowski has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah." Lewandowski appeared Tuesday, June 19, 2018, on Fox News Channel to discuss the president's hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the practice of taking migrant children from parents charged with entering the country illegally. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 19, 2018 - 11:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah." Corey Lewandowski appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump's hard-line immigration policy, which has led to the...
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In this Monday, April 23, 2018, photo, Lukas Inman, 19, interacts with his father in Colorado Springs, Colo. Inman suffers from a rare and severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents, including Lukas,' who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
June 19, 2018 - 2:41 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant. The U.S...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Tuesday, June 19 for the government to take steps toward legalizing marijuana. Hague changed his public stance on cannabis policy days after the government relented and allowed a 12-year-old epileptic boy to receive cannabis oil treatment that his mother said was needed to prevent life-threatening seizures. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he was convinced after talking to clinicians that the boy, Billy Caldwell, faced a medical crisis.(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — The British government announced Tuesday it was reviewing its ban on cannabis-based medicines but rejected calls to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Home Secretary Sajid Javid told lawmakers that the cases like that of a 12-year-old epileptic boy denied cannabis oil for his...
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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell stands following a news conference at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia on Monday, June 18, 2018. Rendell said he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago with Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life. The 74-year-old Rendell made the announcement...
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June 18, 2018 - 6:10 am
LONDON (AP) — British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain must quickly review its policies on medical marijuana use in light of the case of a 12-year-old boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent dangerous seizures. British officials intervened over the weekend to allow the boy...
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