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Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 04:02 AM PDT

Trump Allows States to Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Trump Allows States to Block Some Abortion Provider Funding

Further chipping away at his predecessor's legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Tru...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 06:06 AM PDT
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By Marilynn Marchione | AP Chief Medical Writer

Marathons May Delay Medical Care for Non-Runners

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners....View gallery

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Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 04:30 PM PDT

Apple Working on the Holy Grail for Treating Diabetes

Apple Working on the Holy Grail for Treating Diabetes

Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, miles from corporate headquarters, CNBC reported Wednesday. They are part of a super secret initiative,...

Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 at 06:21 AM PDT

The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition

The Most Popular Easter Candies Ranked by Nutrition

'Tis the season for dyeing Easter eggs — and snacking on chocolate ones. Worried you'll wreck your healthy eating streak come Easter Sunday? Well, because your favorite pastel-packaged spring candies wouldn't...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 11:23 AM PDT

Trans Fat Ban Linked With Fewer NY Heart Attacks & Strokes

Trans Fat Ban Linked With Fewer NY Heart Attacks & Strokes

Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests. The study hints at the potential for widespread health...

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:56 AM PDT

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

New Robot Helps People With Paralysis Walk

A wearable robotic leg brace that can help partially paralyzed people walk was unveiled in Tokyo on April 12.  The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorised mechanical frame that fits on a person's...

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 01:29 PM PDT

After Flint Water Crisis, Group Files Suit for AG Emails

After Flint Water Crisis, Group Files Suit for AG Emails

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette was sued Tuesday after his office rejected a public-records request for his and 20 staffers' private emails that a liberal advocacy group said were used to conduct...

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 06:12 AM PDT

Prostate Cancer Tests Get Gov. Panel's OK, With Caveats

Prostate Cancer Tests Get Gov. Panel's OK, With Caveats

An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor. The new draft...

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 05:24 AM PDT

Fresh Express Recalls Packaged Salad After Bat Found: CDC

Fresh Express Recalls Packaged Salad After Bat Found: CDC

Fresh Express recalled some of its prepackaged salad mix after a dead bat was found inside a container sold in a Florida Wal-mart, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two people said...

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 at 02:39 PM PDT

Woman's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Ebola Cousin

Woman's Blood Leads to Potential Treatment for Ebola Cousin

A woman came back from a trip to the Uganda jungle with Marburg virus, a cousin of Ebola that's even deadlier, NBC News reported. Now, Michelle Barnes' blood has a provided a potential cure for the infection. R...

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