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  • Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country’s health system as new concerns grow about how…

  • Diack fights back at allegations of widespread doping

    PARIS (AP) — With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for more than a decade, IAAF president Lamine Diack defended his organization’s…

  • Do Men and Women Think They Can Be ‘Just Friends’?

    (TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — The longtime debate over whether men and women can be “just friends” continues. This time, science is weighing in. Researchers from the University of Alabama conducted a study on college students and…

  • Fasting for Weight Loss: Fad or Phenom?

    In the never-ending quest for that Holy Grail of sustainable weight loss, more people are experimenting with some form of fasting. Celebs have helped popularize quick fixes. Many may recall Beyonce’s pre-Grammy 14 days of…

  • 5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday’s Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that…

  • Rep. Edwards to attend event on healthy meals in schools

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Rep. Donna Edwards is scheduled to attend an event that will highlight an initiative aimed at improving the ability of schools to provide healthy meals to school children. She is…

  • Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

    CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked…

  • 5 things about Congress’ fight over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday’s Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that…

  • Skipping that vacation is bad for your health

    WASHINGTON — Far too many of us are skipping a summer vacation, and experts warn people who don’t take time off may be putting their health at risk. “Vacation is about relaxation, having a chance to unwind,”…

  • More Health Care Cuts Expected in Puerto Rico

    (NEW YORK) — Health care officials in Puerto Rico are bracing for more Medicare cuts, according to The New York Times. The island is facing a huge cut to Medicare as well as a shortage…

  • Four Legionnaires’ Disease Deaths in the Bronx

    (NEW YORK) — Four people have died from Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx this summer. A fourth person died from Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx part of New York, according to a report on…

  • NYC health official expects more Legionnaires’ disease cases

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed…

  • Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale public hospital again — a new Charity hospital. At…

  • Scott Rodeo replaces Russ Warren as Giants team doctor

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Dr. Russ Warren is stepping down as the New York Giants team doctor after 31 years. The Giants announced Saturday that Dr. Scott Rodeo will replace him. Rodeo has been…

  • NY’s medical pot distributors reflect industry’s evolution

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed they’re not. Entrepreneurs, physicians and well-heeled investors are among those authorized by New York health officials to grow and dispense medical marijuana, the latest sign that the industry has come…