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  • Isaiah Austin dreams again after health keeps him from NBA

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Austin has gone from potential first-round NBA draft pick to getting on his hands and knees during Baylor practices, wiping up sweat when players fall to the floor. “I’m a…

  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group’s members,…

  • More measles cases found in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state,…

  • 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…