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NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar has become the nutritional villain du jour, but just how bad is our addiction? The answer is tricky. Philadelphia recently passed a tax on sugary drinks, several other places have proposed them, and the government this year recommended we limit our intake...
NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar is the latest nutritional enemy, but saying how much of it Americans are consuming is complicated. Government data shows the amount is down from its high in 1999, and a big reason for the decline is the drop in soda consumption, which is sweetened with high...
In this photo by Manish Swarup, people suffering from high fever sit with their relatives to see a doctor at a fever clinic at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi. Several cases of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, malaria and dengue fever has been reported in the...
LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says Emma Walmsley will be the company's new chief executive, replacing Andrew Witty when he retires next March. Walmsley currently runs the company's consumer healthcare division, established as part of a deal in which GSK swapped its...
MIAMI (AP) — With health authorities declaring a win against Zika in Miami's Wynwood arts district, their emphasis shifts to the remaining transmission zone on nearby Miami Beach, where residents have objected to the aerial pesticide spraying crediting with halting infections...
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon officials are requiring a nursing facility to spoon-feed a woman despite her making clear that measures should not be taken to prolong her life. When former librarian Nora Harris was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009, she and her...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have granted tentative approval to a highly contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine. The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared Sarepta...
CHICAGO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics has strengthened its warnings about prescribing codeine for children because of reports of deaths and risks for dangerous side effects including breathing problems. The academy's advice, published in a report Monday in its...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 premature deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual...