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  • Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college

    BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — A small suburban Philadelphia college apologized Friday after it stirred controversy with an email advertising a fitness program to overweight students. Bryn Mawr College, a school with fewer than 2,000…

  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people,…

  • Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at…

  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Friday that decisions about…

  • Jamaica Senate starts debate on pot decriminalization bill

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s Senate on Friday started debating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the…

  • Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance…

  • US Rep. Nunnelee sent home after new tumor discovered

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Doctors have found a new tumor in U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee and told him no further medical treatment is possible, a spokesman for the Mississippi congressman said Friday. “After seven months…

  • Blackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder

    CHICAGO (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is “facing some serious health issues.” He “is currently…

  • How to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs

    Tired of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help? That’s a signal it’s time to get your hearing checked and consider a hearing aid. In the…

  • Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. About 198 out…

  • Milk does a body good? A look at the science

    NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product. But how healthy is it? While the government urges milk…

  • AbbVie reports better-than-expected 4Q on Humira sales

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday because of double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira. Sales of Humira increased 10.6 percent to $3.36…

  • Obama calls on Congress to fund ‘precision medicine’ studies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes. Obama wants $215…

  • Baltimore health officials confirm baby doesn’t have measles

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Health Department says testing has confirmed that a baby does not have the measles. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen says the department was “fairly certain” the possible measles case…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment

    SUGE KNIGHT-DEADLY ACCIDENT Rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run (Stations: ‘Suge’ is pronounced like the first syllable of ‘sugar’) WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say rap mogul Suge (shug) Knight has…