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Florida's latest Zika 'hot zone' not generating so much buzz
MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities in Florida went into damage-control mode when Zika-carrying mosquitoes began biting in the Miami area this summer, fearing the economy would suffer as pregnant women were warned to avoid the Wynwood art district and touristy South Beach....

Betting on hepatitis C-infected kidneys to speed transplants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections
CHICAGO (AP) -- Another folk medicine remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary....

Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico
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
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
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
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
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
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
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....