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Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:55:34 GMT2016-10-27T07:55:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....

Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:14:13 GMT2016-10-27T04:14:13Z

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico's largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the packed waiting room hoping to see a doctor....

The kids are all right: Children with 3-way DNA are healthy

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:02:01 GMT2016-10-26T19:02:01Z

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor....

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on health care

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:49:52 GMT2016-10-27T07:49:52Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton has been involved in the nation's health care debate for more than 20 years and, as her campaign likes to say, she has the scars to prove it....

Artificial hand helps amputees feel just how hard to squeeze

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:40:14 GMT2016-10-27T00:40:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A next-generation artificial hand is letting two amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch - like holding a child without squeezing too tightly. It's another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel....

Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:04:52 GMT2016-10-26T21:04:52Z

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now? A big study in England did that - screening thousands of babies for inherited risk - and found it was twice as common as has been thought....

UN expert: Junk food is a human rights concern

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:44:01 GMT2016-10-25T17:44:01Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. expert says junk food is a human rights concern....

Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:46:59 GMT2016-10-25T18:46:59Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition....

Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:59:13 GMT2016-10-25T12:59:13Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death....

Experts hope mosquito-borne bacteria can beat the Zika virus

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:18:43 GMT2016-10-26T18:18:43Z

LONDON (AP) -- Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases....