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Will combo pill catch on in U.S. to prevent heart attacks?

A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Many U.S. women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

CHICAGO – The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

CBD vapes spiked with dangerous drugs for sale across U.S.

Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

No new measles cases reported in fading U.S. outbreak

NEW YORK – The nation’s worst measles epidemic in 27 years could be in its final stages as a week went by with no new reported cases. “To get to zero is tremendously encouraging,” said Jason...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

NEW YORK – The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now counting only cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

A gene-editing first: Scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. The gene-editing...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Scientists rethink Alzheimer’s, diversifying the drug search

WASHINGTON – When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Friday again urged people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. Officials have identified about 450...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon

LONDON – The World Health Organization says it’s theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. Dr....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

UN: Don’t worry about drinking microplastics in water

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don’t appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

As with adults, no easy way to address weight with children

NEW YORK – Red, yellow, green. It’s a system for conveying the healthfulness of foods, and at the center of a debate about how to approach weight loss for children. This month, the company formerly...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states

Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September 2018, according to the first U.S. government report on the outbreaks in the overloaded immigration system....

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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