Diagnosis and treatment

Dr. Mae Dolendo, of the Philippines, talks about the expansion of a global outreach program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. The hospital said that among several other nations, it is building relations in Russia, Myanmar, Cambodia and sub-Saharan Africa. Its research has already affected the Philippines, where Dolendo treats children with cancer in Davao City on the island of Mindanao. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
May 24, 2018 - 4:50 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped with the treatment of thousands of cancer-stricken children around the world. Striving to reach so many more, the Memphis, Tennessee-based hospital announced a $100 million plan Thursday to expand its global outreach. President...
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Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The US Food and Drug Administration is warning parents about potentially deadly risks of teething remedies that contain a numbing ingredient used in popular brands like Orajel. The agency on Wednesday said it wants manufacturers to stop selling products intended for babies and toddlers because the products contain a drug ingredient that can cause a rare but dangerous blood condition that interferes with normal breathing. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano)
May 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo President Donald Trump speaks during an event about prescription drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
May 23, 2018 - 3:06 pm
GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administration's top priorities for the World Health...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved legislation helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments. The House passed the legislation Tuesday by 250-169, nine months after it passed the Senate. The vote was a victory for President Donald Trump and a defeat for patient groups and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is shown during a halftime ceremony of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Sports Illustrated reports that Favre says he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during his MVP season of 1995. The former Green Bay Packers star said “that year, when I woke up in the morning, my first thought was, ‘I gotta get more pills.’ “(AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)
May 22, 2018 - 4:05 pm
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Retired quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his Hall of Fame career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol. Favre told Sports Illustrated he took as many as 14 Vicodin at one time during the 1995 season in Green Bay...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo Josephine Rizo sits in her home with her stack of bills from her ongoing battle with cancer in Phoenix. As treatment costs soar and insurance coverage shrinks, hospitals and patient advocates around the U.S. are rushing to offer more help to patients like Rizo, who had no financial counseling. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
May 22, 2018 - 3:34 pm
Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her...
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May 18, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine's Gov. Paul LePage is crediting a bicycle helmet for saving his life when he says he was hit by an uninsured driver last fall in Florida. LePage tells MaineToday Media that the impact cracked his helmet into two pieces and "sent me flying 40 feet." The crash exacerbated...
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May 17, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug designed to prevent chronic migraines. Thursday's action by the Food and Drug Administration clears the monthly shot for sale. Aimovig (AIM'-oh-vig) is the first in a new class of long-acting drugs for preventing migraines. Three...
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This undated image made available by F. Hoffmann-La Roche shows a vial of the company's Herceptin medication. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it can cause. (F. Hoffmann-La Roche via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests. It's good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the...
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John Morgan, who helped get Florida’s medical marijuana amendment on the ballot and passed in 2016, takes questions before a trial on whether the ban on smoking cannabis is allowed under the state constitution on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Joe Reedy)
May 16, 2018 - 6:57 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge will soon decide if patients approved to use medical marijuana will be allowed to smoke it. Leon County circuit court Judge Karen Gievers heard testimony Wednesday from two women with terminal illnesses challenging the state's ban on smoking cannabis. Voters...
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