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DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No headphones needed. The sound of waves serves as a playlist for hundreds of fit, sport loving Senegalese who swarm to the beach daily in Dakar. It isn't Muscle Beach in Venice, California. It's Fann Beach in Senegal's capital. Workouts are usually done en...
PARIS (AP) — Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades, but dangerous binge drinking increased among the young, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The 34-nation...
PARIS (AP) — Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades, but dangerous binge drinking increased among the young, according to a new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The 34-nation OECD, which...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care. The department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least one birth control option under each of 18...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberians gathered in the streets of the capital on Monday to celebrate the end of the Ebola epidemic in this West African country. The festivities come after the World Health Organization declared over the weekend that Liberia was finally Ebola-free...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is closing insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive services, from contraception to colonoscopies. The department of Health and Human Services said Monday insurers must cover at least one birth control method in each of 18...
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue...
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's public health system has suspended infant vaccines and mounted an investigation after two babies died and 29 were sickened in an impoverished community in southern Mexico. Six of the 29 babies are in grave condition after receiving vaccinations for...