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  • Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

    DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Gibson has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he said Tuesday. The 1988 National League MVP was fired in September as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks after four-plus seasons. He now calls…

  • Hawaii Set to Raise Smoking Age to 21: Why It Might Work

    (HONOLULU) — With Hawaii poised to become the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21, experts say it might just be a game-changer. The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco products to…

  • People Hate HumbleBraggers, Harvard Researchers Say

    (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — A team of Harvard Business School professors have scientifically proven what you probably already knew: People loathe and despise the humblebrag. The humblebrag is a self-compliment wrapped in a complaint, the authors…

  • Genetic testing moves into world of employee health

    Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose…

  • Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations

    SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Ill. (AP) — You don’t have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking…

  • Consumer group sues Cigna, alleges discrimination

    MIAMI (AP) — A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Cigna saying a new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to…

  • UN says it will try to identify all Ebola cases by June

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before…

  • Tyson Foods hopes to rid US chicken of antibiotics by 2017

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods says it wants to stop using human antibiotics in its U.S. chicken houses by September 2017 and that it will explore doing the same in its beef, pork and…

  • Precision Medicine: Working Toward Custom-Fitted Cures

    This year may just be the year of precision medicine — a term that’s buzzing on health blogs and in research journals. Precision techniques, proponents say, could change the face of medicine forever. Simply put,…

  • Jennifer Lopez Launches National Weight Loss Challenge

    (NEW YORK) — Jennifer Lopez wants to whip you into shape. The svelte singer, actress and American Idol judge has launched a nationwide 10-week weight loss challenge that gives participants the chance to get healthy…

  • Most Wouldn’t Taste Food Made with a 3D Printer

    (NEW YORK) — If you were told a piece of food on your plate was made by a 3D printer, would you eat it? The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies posed that question in its…

  • New things we learned about Colorado theater shooting

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Opening arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial revealed a torrent of new details about James Holmes and the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70. The judge had ordered…

  • College football player to be bone marrow donor for infant

    MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life — a bone marrow transplant. School officials…

  • Bill seeks to expand coverage for Hawaii fertility law

    HONOLULU (AP) — A proposal in Hawaii’s Legislature would expand a state mandate on fertility treatments to include same sex couples and single women, updating a law that now only offers such benefits to women…

  • Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.…