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  • Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that is officially known as pertussis. The freshman Republican has been ill for several weeks with the…

  • FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are laying out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. However, Food…

  • IAAF denies allegations of not following up suspicious tests

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The ruling body of world athletics has strongly rejected suggestions that it failed to follow up on suspicious blood test results involving thousands of athletes over more than a decade. The…

  • Hollywood takes on troubled minds with summer slate of films

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1941 film “The Wolf Man” presents Larry Talbot’s transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have…

  • A look at the recent crop of movies about mental illness

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This may be the summer of the mental-illness movie. At least half a dozen recent releases reflect characters, both real and fictional, whose experience with mood disorders is central to the…

  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate’s derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the…

  • Study: Lose Inches Off Your Waistline Just by Walking

    (NEW YORK) — If new research is true, losing inches from your waistline could be as easy as standing up. According to a study published in European Heart Journal, those who spent two hours walking…

  • Few West Nile cases in mid-Atlantic

    WASHINGTON — In the D.C. area, only one person in Virginia has become sick from the West Nile virus this season — but other parts of the country are dealing with a very active season.…

  • Study: Pear juice could help prevent hangovers

    WASHINGTON — If you typically feel lousy the day after drinking too much, a new study suggests pear juice could help matters. The research from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization says that pears…

  • Judge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has extended a restraining order that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers’…

  • South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36…

  • Frostburg State gets $2.5M to develop nursing program

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — The path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing may be getting smoother — and faster. Frostburg State University said Monday it has received nearly $2.5 million from the Maryland Higher Education…

  • 7 people with Legionnaires’ disease have died in NY outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents. “We…

  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government…

  • 5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lost 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 has focused…