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California judge indicates dismissal of right-to-die lawsuit

A county judge strongly indicated Friday he will dismiss a lawsuit against the state by a single mom given only months to live and other California right-to-die advocates who want doctors to be... Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Added sugar: Proposed food label would say how much to eat

Are you eating too much added sugar? The nutrition facts label may one day help figure that out. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients. Read more »

Published July 24, 2015

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APNewsBreak: Life sentence urged in peanut salmonella case

Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an "unprecedented" sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Exercise good for brain, even for those with Alzheimer's

Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Family: French doctors seek protection in coma patient feud

Doctors given a green light by a European court to end the life support for a comatose French man on Thursday sought help from prosecutors amid an escalating conflict between the man's family members. Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Public divided over Smithsonian display of Bill Cosby's art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »

Published July 23, 2015

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Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit

Eli Lilly & Co. reported Wednesday that an experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating... Read more »

Published July 22, 2015

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Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive. Read more »

Published July 22, 2015

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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to 5 pounds. Read more »

Published July 21, 2015

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Study: Women with mild memory problem worsen faster than men

Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's. Read more »

Published July 21, 2015

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Wisconsin technical college helps make prosthetic hands

Fox Valley Technical College is taking part in a worldwide project that uses a 3-D printer to create mechanical prosthetic hands. Read more »

Published July 20, 2015

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Doctors say teen's HIV in check for 12 years without drugs

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors... Read more »

Published July 20, 2015

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Down syndrome student focuses on her abilities as she transitions to college

Devon Adelman fell in love with the ocean when she was 2 years old. Read more »

Published July 20, 2015

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Families face tough decisions as cost of elder care soars

Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get... Read more »

Published July 20, 2015

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Ain't misbehavin'? Broadway audience faux pas get spotlight

Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway: Marimba ringtones! Rat-a-tat texting! The shaming "shhhhh!" Read more »

Published July 20, 2015

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Families hit by rare early Alzheimer's push for research

Alzheimer's has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe's family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s. Read more »

Published July 19, 2015

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NYC's Kennedy airport building luxury animal terminal

Jet-setting stallions and high-flying hounds at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport can look forward to a new luxury terminal that will handle the more than 70,000 animals flying in... Read more »

Published July 19, 2015

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House panel wants to interview Planned Parenthood official seen in video discussing fetal tissue

A Republican-led House committee asked Friday for a briefing from the Planned Parenthood official whose secretly recorded discussion of how her organization obtains tissue from aborted fetuses for... Read more »

Published July 17, 2015

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VA problems mount as missteps continue

The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact. Read more »

Published July 17, 2015

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Democrats decry undercover probe of HealthCare.gov

Senior Democrats are pushing back against an undercover government probe of President Barack Obama's health care law. Investigators signed up bogus beneficiaries, then got their coverage renewed... Read more »

Published July 16, 2015

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Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. Read more »

Published July 16, 2015

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Republicans say they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses

The searing political conflict over abortion flared anew Wednesday as congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses. Read more »

Published July 15, 2015

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