Health

Graphic shows rate of cervical cancer in the U.S.; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
September 12, 2017 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting checked for cervical cancer isn't one-size-fits-all: Millions of women may soon have to decide between a routine Pap or a newer test that detects if they have a cancer-causing virus. Draft national guidelines released Tuesday for the first time say either option is...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2002 file photo, Dr. JoAnn Manson poses with a printout from a study she directed on hormone replacement therapy for women at her office in Boston. In research results released on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, Manson said hormones may be appropriate for some women when used short-term to relieve hot flashes and other bothersome menopause symptoms. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 12, 2017 - 11:41 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking hormone pills for several years after menopause didn't shorten older women's lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of landmark research that transformed thinking on risks and benefits of a once popular treatment. That research was halted early when unexpected harms...
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September 12, 2017 - 10:09 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can't be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. At issue in the court's Tuesday decision was the state's "apology law," which already bars using apologies in...
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In this Friday, July 21, 2017 photo, dental student Carl Leiner, left, checks Lisa Kantsos teeth at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va. Kantsos and hundreds of other uninsured patients came to the rural clinic for free dental and medical care. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
September 12, 2017 - 9:18 am
WISE, Va. (AP) — They arrived at a fairground in a deep corner of Appalachia before daybreak, hundreds of people with throbbing teeth, failing eyes, wheezing lungs. They took a number, sat in the bleachers and waited in the summer heat for their name to be called so they could receive the medical...
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September 12, 2017 - 12:00 am
Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives Bernie Sanders' health care plan puts Democrats on the spot Left out of health debate, Appalachian poor seek free care Child heart patients treated for surgical infection 2 US...
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September 11, 2017 - 2:27 pm
MILAN (AP) — Two U.S. scientists whose work has contributed to creating immunological treatments for cancer are among the winners of this year's Balzan Prizes, announced Monday, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements. James Allison of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and...
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Shoabib, 7, lies on the floor next to his father at Sadar Hospital in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Shoabib got a bullet injury on the chest when Myanmar soldiers attacked his village. He and his father lost track of their family members when fleeing to Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
September 11, 2017 - 11:11 am
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The 7-year-old Rohingya boy lies on a tattered mattress on the floor of a crowded government hospital in Bangladesh, bandages covering the spot where a bullet fired by Myanmar troops tore through his chest a week earlier. He is one of 80 Rohingya patients — most males...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2017 file photo people walk past the bars on Front Street, in Nome, Alaska. The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is again trying to address the hard drinking that's deeply entrenched there, this time with a proposed law prohibiting intoxication in public places like the main street, where drunks can be seen stumbling along or passed out near tourist shops. (AP Photo/Al Grillo,File)
September 10, 2017 - 1:26 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The old Gold Rush town of Nome on Alaska's western coast is trying again to address hard drinking that's deeply entrenched there — this time with a proposed law prohibiting intoxication in public places like the city's main street, where people can be seen stumbling along...
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September 10, 2017 - 8:05 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A dispute over whether to shut down Toledo's last abortion clinic is headed to the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday, in a case both sides view as pivotal. At issue in oral arguments will be the state health department's 2014 order shutting down Capital Care of Toledo for lack of a...
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Julie Boon, director of Eudaimonia Recovery Homes poses for a photograph at one of her facility damaged by Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Houston. In the aftermath of flooded Houston, Julie Boon oversaw repairs at a sober-living home while giving advice to residents based on her own 30 years of sobriety. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
September 09, 2017 - 12:04 pm
In the whirr of preparations for Hurricane Irma, a needle exchange program in Miami's Overtown neighborhood handed out extra syringes to heroin users. Others trying to break from the drug's grasp picked up advance medication from methadone clinics. Disasters cause stress, and stress can cause...
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