Health

CAPTION CORRECTION: CLARIFIES TYPE OF MOSQUITO: A Sri Lankan public health official, left, points out Mosquito larva in a bottle during a Dengue fever irradiation work in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Sri Lanka is suffering its worst dengue outbreak with more than 200 people killed and 76,000 infected this year. Alarmed by the scale of disease, the island nation has deployed hundreds of soldiers and police officers to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water pools and other potential mosquito-breeding grounds. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 04, 2017 - 3:02 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away...
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CAPTION CORRECTION: CLARIFIES TYPE OF MOSQUITO: A Sri Lankan public health official, left, points out Mosquito larva in a bottle during a Dengue fever irradiation work in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Sri Lanka is suffering its worst dengue outbreak with more than 200 people killed and 76,000 infected this year. Alarmed by the scale of disease, the island nation has deployed hundreds of soldiers and police officers to clear away rotting garbage, stagnant water pools and other potential mosquito-breeding grounds. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
July 04, 2017 - 3:02 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is suffering its worst-ever dengue outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus killing 225 people and infecting more than 76,000 this year. Alarmed by the magnitude of the crisis, the government deployed 400 soldiers and police officers on Tuesday to clear away...
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Members of the class action against Johnson & Johnson, Gai Thompson, left, Joanne Maninon, center, and Carina Anderson, right, arrive to address the media outside the Federal Court in Sydney on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. More than 700 Australian women have joined a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the pharmaceutical giant's vaginal mesh implants. (Paul Miller/AAP Image via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 1:17 am
SYDNEY (AP) — More than 700 Australian women in a class-action case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson that started Tuesday argued that the company's vaginal mesh implants caused them devastating pain, ravaged their bodies and, in some cases, ruined their lives. Patients across the...
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Members of the class action against Johnson & Johnson, Gai Thompson, left, Joanne Maninon, center, and Carina Anderson, right, arrive to address the media outside the Federal Court in Sydney on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. More than 700 Australian women have joined a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over the pharmaceutical giant's vaginal mesh implants. (Paul Miller/AAP Image via AP)
July 04, 2017 - 1:17 am
SYDNEY (AP) — More than 700 Australian women in a class-action case against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson that started Tuesday argued that the company's vaginal mesh implants caused them devastating pain, ravaged their bodies and, in some cases, ruined their lives. Patients across the...
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In this June. 8, 2017 photo, podiatrist Serafin Barca poses for a photo with a patient in his clinic in Havana, Cuba. The 80-year-old podiatrist is one of the last private medical workers in communist Cuba, which prides itself on its free, universal state health care. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
July 04, 2017 - 12:05 am
HAVANA (AP) — For a dollar, Cuban podiatrist Serafin Barca will spend a half hour cutting the corns off a senior citizen's foot, or nearly an hour removing a stubborn wart. The 80-year-old is among the last private medical workers in communist Cuba, which prides itself on its free, universal state...
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In this June. 8, 2017 photo, podiatrist Serafin Barca poses for a photo with a patient in his clinic in Havana, Cuba. The 80-year-old podiatrist is one of the last private medical workers in communist Cuba, which prides itself on its free, universal state health care. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
July 04, 2017 - 12:05 am
HAVANA (AP) — For a dollar, Cuban podiatrist Serafin Barca will spend a half hour cutting the corns off a senior citizen's foot, or nearly an hour removing a stubborn wart. The 80-year-old is among the last private medical workers in communist Cuba, which prides itself on its free, universal state...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis greets children from the Vatican's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital. During the audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall, Francis exhorted hospital caregivers not to fall prey to corruption, which he called the “greatest cancer” that can strike a hospital. “Bambino Gesu has had a history that hasn't always been good,” the pope said, jettisoning his prepared remarks to decry the temptation to “transform a good thing like a children's hospital into a business, and make a business where doctors become businessmen and nurses become businessmen, everyone's a businessman!” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2017 - 6:06 pm
ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering. The Vatican's response was swift. A secret three-month Vatican-authorized investigation in early 2014 gathered...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, Pope Francis greets children from the Vatican's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital. During the audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall, Francis exhorted hospital caregivers not to fall prey to corruption, which he called the “greatest cancer” that can strike a hospital. “Bambino Gesu has had a history that hasn't always been good,” the pope said, jettisoning his prepared remarks to decry the temptation to “transform a good thing like a children's hospital into a business, and make a business where doctors become businessmen and nurses become businessmen, everyone's a businessman!” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 03, 2017 - 6:06 pm
ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. Safety protocols were being ignored. And sick children were suffering. The Vatican's response was swift. A secret three-month Vatican-authorized investigation in early 2014 gathered...
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In this Sept. 10, 2016 photo, registered nurse Coleen McMahon, a specialist in pediatric program development, touches the hand of a patient at a pediatric medical facility in Las Vegas. McMahon went to the Vatican's Bambino Gesu hospital in late 2013, to explore setting up a hospice program for terminally sick children. She wrote to Pope Francis to voice her concern about what she observed. The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, authorized an independent task force including McMahon to investigate. After weeks of secret meetings, they issued a devastating report. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 03, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ROME (AP) — When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. The diagnosis: The original mission of "the pope's hospital" had been...
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In this Sept. 10, 2016 photo, registered nurse Coleen McMahon, a specialist in pediatric program development, touches the hand of a patient at a pediatric medical facility in Las Vegas. McMahon went to the Vatican's Bambino Gesu hospital in late 2013, to explore setting up a hospice program for terminally sick children. She wrote to Pope Francis to voice her concern about what she observed. The Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, authorized an independent task force including McMahon to investigate. After weeks of secret meetings, they issued a devastating report. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 03, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ROME (AP) — When doctors and nurses at the Vatican's showcase children's hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret in-house investigation. The diagnosis: The original mission of "the pope's hospital" had been...
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