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FILE--This Dec. 17, 1997, file photo, lettuce is harvested at a farm in Wellton, Ariz., east of Yuma. The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, file)
April 21, 2018 - 5:45 am
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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April 20, 2018 - 10:52 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has coordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. The U.N. health agency said in an emailed statement on Friday that...
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April 20, 2018 - 9:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a mother and father who want to take their terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment. The decision announced Friday is another setback for the parents of 23-month-old Alfie Evans. They have been engaged in a protracted...
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FILE - Dec. 2, 2017 file photo Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, left, answers a question from moderator Eric Barker, outdoor editor for the Lewiston Tribune, during the Sportsman Gubernatorial Candidate Forum in Boise, Idaho. Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. Ahlquist said at a forum months earlier that he would support legislation allowing women to be prosecuted for abortions. He was responding to a question from a Republican lawmaker who wants to push such legislation but hasn’t introduced it at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
April 19, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, TV personality Abby Lee Miller arrives at court in downtown Pittsburgh, for the second day of her sentencing hearing. The former "Dance Moms" reality TV star has been diagnosed with cancer. Her doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com that Miller nearly died this week after contracting what they initially thought was a rare spinal infection. She’s now recovering but Melamed and they are discussing next steps for treatment. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week. The doctor says Miller went to a California emergency room, where her...
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April 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of government health advisers is recommending approval of a medicine made from the marijuana plant to treat childhood epilepsy, moving the medication closer to the U.S. market. The Food and Drug Administration experts voted unanimously Thursday in favor of the experimental...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, a Manila Health officer shows off a pair of vials of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in Manila, Philippines. The World Health Organization says that the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in “a much safer way.” It said the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the vaccine’s manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said that people who had never been sickened by dengue before were at risk of developing more serious disease after getting the shot. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, file)
April 19, 2018 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease. In November, the vaccine's manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, said...
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FILE - This Aug. 15, 2017, file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. Health data firm IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science released a report Thursday, April 19, 2018, showing an 8.9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled in 2017 by retail and mail-order pharmacies, which fill the bulk of prescriptions. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
April 19, 2018 - 10:53 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data show. Health data...
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This 2016 photo provided by OrganOx shows Drs. David Nasralla and Annemarie Weissenbacher with the company's metra device holding a liver in Oxford, England. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, British researchers said that keeping at least some transplant livers at body temperature may work better than cooling _ using a machine that pumps them full of blood and nutrients. (OrganOx via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons have long packed donated organs on ice for the race to waiting transplant patients. Now researchers report that preserving at least some livers at body temperature instead may work better. The livers keep functioning until they're transplanted thanks to a machine that...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo, a couple holds hands during their wedding ceremony in Atlanta. In a report released on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, researchers found that melanoma patients who are married tend to be diagnosed at an earlier more treatable stage than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
April 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an extra bonus to marriage for melanoma patients: They tend to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than patients who are unmarried, widowed or divorced, a new study says. Spouses may be apt to notice suspicious moles on their partners that could signal melanoma, the...
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