Diseases and conditions

December 15, 2017 - 8:57 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump's mining regulators are reconsidering rules meant to protect underground miners from breathing coal and rock dust -- the cause of black lung -- and diesel exhaust, which can cause cancer. An advocate for coal miners said Friday that this sends a "very...
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Marijuana plants named for state Rep. Stephanie Klick, are seen in a flowering room under sodium grow lights at Compassionate Cultivation, a licensed medical cannabis cultivator and dispensary, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Manchaca, Texas. Klick, a Christian conservative who is staunchly anti-legalization and didn't support expanding her law this spring, said it took her 18 months to round up enough votes in the Legislature and convince skeptics that patients weren't going to abuse a product that is set at one of the lowest doses for cannabis oil in the country. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 15, 2017 - 5:25 pm
MANCHACA, Texas (AP) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to allow...
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American writer, photographer, and activist, best known for being part of the body positive movement, Jes Baker, delivers a speech during a day against fat phobia in Paris, France, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Paris, the seat of global luxury industries and one of the world's most image-conscious cities, is looking at its contradictions in the mirror with rising obesity levels and is launching a campaign against an often disregarded kind of discrimination: sizeism. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 15, 2017 - 2:32 pm
PARIS (AP) — France gave the world butter croissants and foie gras, yet it has often been a place where being overweight was seen as almost sinful. Now, after taking a hard look at the contradictions in the mirror, its capital has launched a campaign to counter sizeism, an often disregarded kind of...
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CORRECTS YEAR TO 2008 FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2008 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accompanied by his daughter Meghan McCain, waves to supporters as he enters a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio. Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s cancer on ABC’s “The View.” McCain is battling the same aggressive type of brain cancer that killed Biden’s son Beau in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
December 14, 2017 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes. The 81-year-old McCain, of Arizona, is at a Washington-area military hospital being...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017 photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty gets hit with a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. Piscotty was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for a pair of infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
December 14, 2017 - 1:56 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. Gretchen Piscotty...
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December 12, 2017 - 11:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Gehrig's 1931 contract with the New York Yankees has sold at auction for $216,000. Gehrig played with the Yankees from 1923 to 1939, when he retired while suffering from ALS. He batted .340 with 493 home runs and 1995 RBIs, and helped the Yankees win seven World Series titles...
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A drugstore employee removes baby milk boxes from the stock in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
December 11, 2017 - 9:07 am
PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world's largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2017 file photo, a flu vaccine injection is administered at the Brownsville Events Center by a pharmacist in Brownsville, Texas. According to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, this year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's flu season is off to a quick start and so far it seems to be dominated by a nasty bug. Health officials say the flu vaccine seems well matched to the viruses making people sick, but it's too early to tell how bad this season will be. The main flu bug this season tends to...
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December 08, 2017 - 7:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has ordered the country's farmers to keep all poultry indoors after bird flu was discovered at a duck farm. Authorities issued the order Friday after a suspected highly pathogenic variant of the H5 bird flu was discovered at the farm in...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola. The U.N. agency said Friday that three people died during the outbreak in eastern Uganda near the Kenya border. It...
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