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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A powerful and potentially harmful chemical compound has been found in synthetic marijuana tested in several states that saw a huge spike in the number of people hospitalized because of the drug last month. Recent tests have turned up a synthetic...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is issuing new advice on the best way to name new diseases — guidelines the U.N. health agency itself has previously broken. In a statement published on Friday, WHO criticized disease names like Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taking mom out to lunch on Mother's Day is surprisingly appropriate: The noon hour is one of the most common times of day for babies to be born. The 8 o'clock hour is even more popular — that's the peak time for cesarean sections, which tend to be scheduled in...
For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. Ebola has infected more than 26,000 people since December 2013 in West Africa. Some survivors have reported eye problems but how often they occur isn't...
For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. The case concerns Dr. Ian Crozier, an American physician who caught Ebola in September while working in West Africa. He was treated at Emory University in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women. The meeting is the latest twist in the FDA's multi-year review of the female libido...
New mothers can take advantage of a special enrollment period through the health insurance marketplace that provides them with coverage many people do not know exist. Adame says other qualifying events for special enrollment include people who lost their health insurance...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new study suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years. It's long been known that contracting measles weakens the immune system for weeks or months, putting...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests the measles shot comes with a bonus: By preventing that disease, the vaccine may also help your body fight off other illnesses for years. Scientists have long known contracting measles weakens the immune system for weeks or months. That...