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Officials list pot vape brands reported in U.S. outbreak

NEW YORK – Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands most commonly linked to hospitalizations. Most of the nearly...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Health program offers free HIV prevention drug to uninsured

WASHINGTON – The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it. Taking certain...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Stop! Washing your Thanksgiving turkey could spread germs

NEW YORK – Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t – repeat don’t – wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mailing free home HIV tests helps detect more infections

Mailing free home HIV tests to high-risk men offers a potentially better strategy for detecting infections than usual care. That’s according to a U.S. government study that resulted in many more...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

New, old drugs may offer fresh ways to fight heart disease

PHILADELPHIA – Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk

Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests. Almost half of adults surveyed believed they...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

NEW YORK – Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. officials identify ‘strong culprit’ in vaping illnesses

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a “very strong culprit.” The same chemical compound...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. health officials link childhood trauma to adult illness

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials estimate that millions of cases of heart disease and other illnesses are linked to abuse and other physical and psychological harm suffered early in life. In a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

CHICAGO – Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope – the very symbol of the medical profession – is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

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