Diseases and conditions

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 - 3:55 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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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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Marcus Zervos, division head of the Infectious Disease Department at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, is questioned as the second witness during the preliminary exam for Nick Lyon, head of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in Genesee District Court Thursday Sept. 21, 2017, in downtown Flint, Mich. Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public in a timely manner about a Legionnaires' outbreak in the Flint area in 2014-15. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
September 21, 2017 - 7:45 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan health official testified Thursday that he started asking questions about bacteria in Flint's water supply a year before the state publicly acknowledged an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Tim Becker, who was deputy director at the Department of Health and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, an injured passenger is taken from the Atlantic Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York after a Long Island Rail Road train hit a bumping block. Federal investigators have found that the engineers of two New York City-area commuter trains that crashed into stations were both suffering from severe sleep apnea. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, the similar circumstances of the crashes warranted combining findings and recommendations into a single special report. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 21, 2017 - 11:43 am
The engineers of two commuter trains that slammed into New York City-area stations in the last year were both suffering from severe sleep apnea and have no memory of the crashes, according to investigative reports and interview transcripts made public Thursday. The National Transportation Safety...
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September 20, 2017 - 10:08 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday. In their letter published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Paul "Rip" Connell, CEO of Private Clinic North, a methadone clinic, shows a 35-mg liquid dose of methadone at the clinic in Rossville, Ga. The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. (AP Photo/Kevin D. Liles, File)
September 20, 2017 - 7:09 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty...
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