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  • Peanut Allergy Prevention: Introduce Infants Early and Often

    Peanut allergies strike fear into the hearts of many parents, my patients included. It’s an understandable concern, as peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the United States, affecting up to…

  • Bestseller Teaches How to De-Clutter Your Life and Only Keep What Brings You Joy

    (NEW YORK) — Organization expert Marie Kondo has been dubbed Japan’s queen of clean — and she’s the driving force behind a new movement that’s aimed at helping people declutter their homes and lives for…

  • Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners’ health

    LONDON (AP) — The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday.…

  • AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for…

  • NYC health department investigates Legionnaire’s outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx. The department said Wednesday that 31 cases have been reported in the area…

  • Is Bullying Genetic?

    (NEW YORK) — Conventional wisdom has it that bullies are made, not born, but that might not be the case. A new Canadian study finds bullying behavior could also be genetic, linked to a genetic…

  • Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings

    LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales. Revenue declined 6.7 percent to $6.31 billion as stomach-acid treatment…

  • APNewsBreak: Gov’t finds health law co-ops awash in red ink

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law’s public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama’s…

  • Prescription drug take back initiative set for Sept. 26

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Another prescription drug collection effort will be held in September. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and other Senate colleagues had asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch…

  • Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate…

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — About 400 protesters blew conch shells on a Hawaii beach on Wednesday to demonstrate against a trade agreement being negotiated by ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations. The demonstrators blew into…

  • Alabama prisoner, in court documents, drops bid for abortion

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she’d changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought…

  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government’s top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding…

  • With campus suicides up, a push to discuss mental health

    WASHINGTON — A recent New York Times article has shed an unfortunate light on the pressure some students feel to be perfect — to have the best grades, the most friends and the coolest Instagram…

  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted…