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  • Expert advises people to stay aware of skin cancer

    WASHINGTON — May is the time when we all head back to the beach or pool. It is also, fittingly enough, Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Though May will be leaving us soon, the need for…

  • Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party’s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year’s elections. It’s not the uninsured, but rather the…

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies’ risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). While the research shows that the SIDS…

  • Study: High altitude may boost babies’ risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) — A study has found that living in higher altitudes where there is less oxygen may be a contributing factor to sudden infant death syndrome, but doctors say more research needs to be…

  • Study: Many hospitals stop giving free formula to new moms

    CHICAGO (AP) — Many U.S. hospitals have abandoned sending breastfeeding new moms home with formula freebies. Government researchers have found a big decline in the practice they say discourages nursing. A federal Centers for Disease…

  • Study: Many hospitals stop giving free formula to new moms

    CHICAGO (AP) — Many U.S. hospitals have abandoned sending breastfeeding new moms home with formula freebies, according to government researchers who found a big decline in a practice they say discourages nursing. In 2013, just…

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the…

  • Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen

    CHICAGO (AP) — A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the…

  • Florida woman released in jailing over son’s circumcision

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman jailed in a long-running dispute over her son’s circumcision has been released after nine nights behind bars. Heather Hironimus, 31, posted bond and was released at…

  • Aging Catholic nuns get care at Jewish nursing home

    NEW YORK (AP) — For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in…

  • Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

    LAKE TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as their small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba. “We…

  • Teen dies of cancer weeks after prom with NFL player

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Hospital officials say a Jacksonville teenager with liver cancer who went to her high school prom with an NFL player has died. Wolfson Children’s Hospital spokeswoman Cindy Hamilton tells The Florida…

  • Countries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund

    BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies. The Geneva-based U.N. agency has come under criticism for reacting too slowly…

  • Democrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party’s pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year’s elections. It’s not the uninsured, but rather the…

  • German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

    BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. Annegret Raunigk, gave birth…