Diseases and conditions

Renowned British painter David Hockney poses during the unveiling of a huge painting he is donating to the Pompidou Center in Paris, "The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire.", in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The 2011 painting includes 32 panels stretching more than 3 meters high and nearly 10 meters wide, and goes on display this week as part of a traveling retrospective of the 80-year-old Hockney's work. (AP photo/Francois Mori)
September 26, 2017 - 6:57 am
PARIS (AP) — Renowned British painter David Hockney says his hearing loss has helped sharpen his sense of space and perspective. Speaking Tuesday at a retrospective of his work at Paris' Pompidou Center, Hockney said: "If you lose one sense, you gain other senses, and I feel I could see space...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
September 25, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact — and to finally customize ways to prevent and treat disease. Why does one...
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In this photo taken Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, a barista pours steamed milk in a coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. In a long-running court case playing out in a Los Angeles courtroom, a nonprofit has been presenting evidence to show that coffee companies should post ominous warning labels about a cancer-causing chemical in every cup. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
September 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has been presenting evidence in a...
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In this Aug. 7, 2017, photo, Kenneth Parker Ulrich, left, a research technician at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, prepares to collect a blood sample from Erricka Hager, a participant in the "All of Us" research program in Pittsburgh. The "All of Us" research program is run by the National Institutes of Health and plans to track the health of at least 1 million volunteers by 2019. By doing so, researchers hope to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventative care to people's genes, environments, and lifestyle. The University of Pittsburgh is running a pilot program with some of the first enrollees in the study. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
September 25, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact. Today, health care is based on averages, what worked best in short studies of a few hundred or thousand patients. The...
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In this undated photo, Kelly Kuhns holds her son, Oliver, in Plain City, Ohio. Kuhns is advocating for an Ohio bill that would ban abortions based on the type of pre-natal Down syndrome diagnosis she received for her son, Oliver. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
September 24, 2017 - 11:09 am
PLAIN CITY, Ohio (AP) — Kelly Kuhns rejected Down syndrome testing the first three times she got pregnant; the 36-year-old nurse from Ohio always knew she'd never terminate a pregnancy. But after her third pregnancy ended in miscarriage, she decided with the fourth to take the test. Her hope was to...
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Corinne Miller, former director of the Michigan Bureau of Disease Control Prevention and Epidemiology, enters the courtroom before serving as a witness during the preliminary examination of Nick Lyon, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director, on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Genesee County District Court in Flint, Mich. Lyon faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office for his response to the Flint Water Crisis. His court preceedings have progressed farther than those of other public officials facing criminal charges in connection to the crisis. Lyon's exam was conducted in front of Judge David J. Goggins. (Terray Sylvester /The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
September 22, 2017 - 5:24 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's former director of disease control testified Friday that she believed a spike in Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area was related to a switch in the city's water supply. Corinne Miller said she felt "relieved" to take her concerns and statistics to the head of the...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2017 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts to his double murder acquittal after the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)
September 22, 2017 - 4:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied...
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First lady Melania Trump participates in an harvesting and planting event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 22, 2017 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump, gardener. The former model and Manhattanite traded her stilettos for sneakers Friday to plant, harvest and wash vegetables in the White House kitchen garden with help from local children. "I'm a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your...
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September 22, 2017 - 7:00 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health authorities in Greece have issued a public appeal to participate in vaccination and booster shot programs following a spike in measles cases in the country amid an outbreak in Europe. The Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that 166 cases had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2016 file photo, Natalie Grant appears at the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Grant will undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors and will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover. Grant posted a video message on Facebook on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, explaining that doctors had been monitoring several tumors or nodules on her thyroid for years. She asked for prayers and said she has complete faith in God. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP, File)
September 21, 2017 - 10:21 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant will undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors and will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover. Grant posted a video message on Facebook on Thursday explaining that doctors had been monitoring several tumors or...
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