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Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

2 hours 33 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. 2014-04-16T13:00:00-04:00 2014-04-16T17:39:03-04:00

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

2 hours 33 min ago
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report. 2014-04-16T13:05:00-04:00 2014-04-16T17:33:02-04:00

Malaysia reports first Asian death from MERS virus

2 hours 33 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. 2014-04-16T03:47:00-04:00 2014-04-16T10:00:42-04:00

Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

2 hours 33 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. 2014-04-15T14:07:00-04:00 2014-04-15T18:07:47-04:00

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

2 hours 33 min ago
MIAMI (AP) — Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. 2014-04-13T23:16:00-04:00 2014-04-14T14:44:45-04:00

Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

2 hours 33 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday. 2014-04-14T08:00:00-04:00 2014-04-14T13:53:54-04:00

In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV

2 hours 33 min ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient. 2014-04-13T08:27:00-04:00 2014-04-13T12:42:33-04:00

Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:11am
LONDON (AP) — Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. 2014-04-10T14:30:00-04:00 2014-04-11T11:22:30-04:00

Dieters move past calories, food makers follow

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10am
NEW YORK (AP) — Obsessing over calories alone has left dieters with an empty feeling. 2014-04-10T06:25:00-04:00 2014-04-10T17:27:29-04:00

Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. 2014-04-10T13:00:00-04:00 2014-04-10T17:19:41-04:00

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the country's turmoil. 2014-04-10T08:06:00-04:00 2014-04-10T12:07:09-04:00

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:10am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely. 2014-04-09T22:42:00-04:00 2014-04-10T16:22:34-04:00

Italy court overturns ban on egg or sperm donation

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10am
ROME (AP) — Italy's constitutional court has struck down a ban on egg or sperm donation for infertile couples. 2014-04-13T12:12:34-04:00 2014-04-09T10:59:26-04:00

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi health authorities said Wednesday that 11 people in the western city of Jiddah have contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome, resulting in two recent deaths and prompting officials to temporarily shutter the emergency unit at one of the city's biggest hospitals. 2014-04-13T12:12:34-04:00 2014-04-09T09:34:51-04:00

Court extends stay on new Arizona abortion rules

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10am
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday issued an injunction blocking new Arizona abortion restrictions that are considered the most stringent in the nation, saying women likely would suffer irreparable harm if the rules are allowed to take effect. 2014-04-13T12:12:34-04:00 2014-04-08T19:04:23-04:00

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10am
LONDON (AP) — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. 2014-04-13T12:12:34-04:00 2014-04-08T12:25:24-04:00

Electrical device helps paralyzed men move legs

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 8:10am
LONDON (AP) — Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. 2014-04-13T12:12:34-04:00 2014-04-08T10:26:08-04:00

More than 100 get virus on California cruise

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:11pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 100 passengers have contracted the highly contagious norovirus on a ship that is touring the California coast. But the cruise line says it has no plans to end the voyage early. 2014-04-10T22:04:00-04:00 2014-04-11T02:04:31-04:00

More illnesses aboard Princess cruise ship

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:11pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say the number of passengers believed to be sick with the highly contagious norovirus has nearly doubled aboard a cruise ship sailing to ports in California. 2014-04-10T16:13:00-04:00 2014-04-09T13:42:11-04:00

Uruguay to give medicinal marijuana to prisoners

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:11pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Prisoners in the jails of Uruguay will be able to use marijuana if a doctor says it will benefit their health. 2014-04-10T16:13:00-04:00 2014-04-08T17:29:53-04:00

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