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More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:04:29 GMT2018-04-26T17:04:29Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it's only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children....

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:27:48 GMT2018-04-26T05:27:48Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food....

Prosecutor on Justice's opioid crackdown favors tough tact

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:36:21 GMT2018-04-26T04:36:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mary Daly has heard the criticism: That the tough-on-drugs approach favored by the Trump administration is cruel, ineffective and a return to the failed policies of the 1980s....

The state that wants to spend more, not less, on prison food

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:33:05 GMT2018-04-26T15:33:05Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Dropped onto Connecticut inmates' food trays in recent days was a concoction called chilitos, consisting of a cup of meatless chili mix, one slice of cheese, brown rice, refried beans and two tortillas, along with a half-cup of pudding and an 8-ounce drink....

Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:51:15 GMT2018-04-25T19:51:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections and who's not....

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:13:27 GMT2018-04-26T00:13:27Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday....

After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:34:55 GMT2018-04-24T23:34:55Z

You hear it whenever someone gets sick or dies soon after losing a spouse: Was it because of a broken heart? Stress might not be to blame for former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral, but it does the body no favors, and one partner's health clearly affects the other's....

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:06:43 GMT2018-04-24T23:06:43Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators....

Juul maker to invest $30M to combat underage vaping

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:33:03 GMT2018-04-25T12:33:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maker of a much-debated e-cigarette popular with teenagers says it will spend $30 million in an effort to keep its products out of the hands of children....

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:47:45 GMT2018-04-24T19:47:45Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients, a study suggests....