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Health officials now confirm 11 cases of measles in Arizona

5 min 49 sec ago
ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — An outbreak of measles that began with an inmate at a federal detention center for immigrants in central Arizona has now grown to 11 confirmed cases, officials said Monday. 2016-05-30T13:07:00-04:00 2016-05-30T17:07:56-04:00

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

5 min 49 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm. 2016-05-30T05:27:00-04:00 2016-05-30T09:27:36-04:00

Pakistan says new sampling shows progress against polio

5 min 49 sec ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) — For the first time in Pakistan's history all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus, an official said Monday. 2016-05-30T05:49:00-04:00 2016-05-30T09:49:42-04:00

Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike

5 min 49 sec ago
PARIS (AP) — A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several. 2016-05-29T05:51:00-04:00 2016-05-29T09:51:36-04:00

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

5 min 49 sec ago
BEIJING (AP) — China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue. 2016-05-29T18:27:00-04:00 2016-05-29T22:27:14-04:00

Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

5 min 49 sec ago
PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition. 2016-05-28T13:35:00-04:00 2016-05-28T17:35:27-04:00

The Latest: Child on life support after lightning strike

5 min 49 sec ago
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local): 2016-05-28T12:24:00-04:00 2016-05-28T16:24:01-04:00

Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class

5 min 49 sec ago
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu students who get lice next year can stay in schools that are included in a new education department policy. 2016-05-28T10:39:00-04:00 2016-05-28T14:39:21-04:00

UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics

5 min 49 sec ago
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus. 2016-05-28T11:49:00-04:00 2016-05-28T15:49:12-04:00

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

5 min 49 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. 2016-05-27T15:28:00-04:00 2016-05-27T19:28:33-04:00

Lightning hits children's soccer match in Germany, 3 injured

2 hours 5 min ago
BERLIN (AP) — More than 30 people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck Saturday at the end of a children's soccer match in western Germany, police said. 2016-05-28T12:02:00-04:00 2016-05-28T16:02:06-04:00

Pakistan reports negative polio samples for first time ever

9 hours 5 min ago
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says that for the first time in the country's history, all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus in Pakistan. 2016-05-30T03:47:00-04:00 2016-05-30T07:47:31-04:00

California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplants

9 hours 5 min ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday to allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks. 2016-05-27T14:15:00-04:00 2016-05-27T18:15:16-04:00

Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman

11 hours 6 min ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. 2016-05-27T14:11:00-04:00 2016-05-27T18:11:46-04:00

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 5:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus. 2016-05-26T12:14:00-04:00 2016-05-26T16:14:32-04:00

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 8:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday. 2016-05-26T15:02:00-04:00 2016-05-26T19:02:57-04:00

Children fight to live after lightning hits 11 in Paris park

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 1:10pm
PARIS (AP) — Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting medical help to the victims but some were still fighting for their lives. 2016-05-28T11:06:00-04:00 2016-05-28T15:06:57-04:00

The Latest: Dramatic scenes as 11 hit by lightning treated

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:10am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local): 2016-05-28T10:20:00-04:00 2016-05-28T14:20:37-04:00

Lightning hits children's soccer match in Germany, 35 hurt

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 11:10am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say 35 people have been taken to the hospital after lightning struck a children's soccer match in western Germany. 2016-05-28T09:23:00-04:00 2016-05-28T13:23:31-04:00

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. 2016-05-26T15:01:00-04:00 2016-05-26T19:01:09-04:00
 

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