Health

October 06, 2018 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband. The 78-year-old singer says in an upcoming autobiography that she has suffered from kidney disease, and by 2016 her kidneys were at "20 percent and plunging rapidly." She says her...
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This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. (Merck via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 6:03 am
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young adults through 26. The Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil 9 for women and men through 45. The vaccine protects against the human...
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This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ superbug bacteria _ according to a new study by Johns Hopkins released Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Casey Barton Behravesh of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it adds to the growing understanding that while interactions with pets and therapy animals can be beneficial, they can also carry risk. (Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP)
October 05, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. They discovered that kids...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., speaks at the Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner in Lexington, Ky. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country’s devastating opioid addiction. But the bill, which President Donald Trump said he will sign into law, has political implications. “We’ve been working on this a lot longer than this campaign season,” Barr said. “It’s an example of us getting results.” (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
October 04, 2018 - 5:39 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the devastating opioid addiction across the country. But the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which President Donald Trump said he would sign into law...
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October 04, 2018 - 2:08 pm
TOLLESON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Thursday. An investigation traced products including ground beef and...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:06 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo. The U.N. Security Council has called for an immediate end to hostilities as it leaves for a Congo visit Thursday...
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October 04, 2018 - 8:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding that the chance to save a life outweighed the risk of virus transmission. The mother and the child recovered after the 2017 transplant,...
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October 04, 2018 - 6:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — Patrons of a famed nightclub in the German capital are being told to immediately visit a doctor to be checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the life-threatening illness on the dance floor. Berlin media outlets reported Thursday that a KitKatClub visitor...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, speaks after winning the Millennium Technology Prize 2016 during the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland. Frances Arnold, US, George P Smith US and Gregory P Winter of Britain have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 6:47 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Nobel chemistry winner Frances Arnold is celebrating her prize with her students and fellow faculty members at the California Institute of Technology. Arnold learned of her prize while traveling in Texas...
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October 03, 2018 - 1:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal disease provided adequate warnings about the drug's side effects, New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in dismissing more than 500 lawsuits against the company. Plaintiffs have claimed that...
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