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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

‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports

LONDON – The World Health Organization says there has been a “dramatic resurgence” of measles in Europe, in part fueled by vaccine refusals, with nearly 90,000 people sickened by the virus in the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

How much pot in that brownie? Chocolate can throw off tests

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

UN: Ebola outbreak in Congo has killed nearly 2,000 people

LONDON – The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo is approaching a “stark” milestone with nearly 2,000 people killed by the virus in the yearlong...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Computer modeling improves replacement of ailing shoulders

Anne Palmer, 64, was in pain for months after falling off a ladder this winter and injuring her shoulder. The accident forced her to confront the fact the cartilage in her shoulder had completely...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

TRENTON, N.J. – Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. After...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in U.S.

NEW YORK – As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping products. No deaths have been reported, but at...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials are making a new attempt at adding graphic images to cigarette packets to discourage Americans from lighting up. If successful, it would be the first change to...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA approves TB pill that cures more hard-to-treat patients

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators Wednesday approved a new tuberculosis medicine that shortens and improves treatment for the hardest-to-treat cases, a worsening problem in many poor countries. It’s...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Early study results suggest 2 Ebola treatments saving lives

WASHINGTON – Two of four experimental Ebola drugs being tested in Congo seem to be saving lives, international health authorities announced Monday. The preliminary findings prompted an early halt...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

BRISTOL, Va. – On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session....

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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