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Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

2017-02-22T19:54:16Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....



Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers

2017-02-22T17:03:08Z

The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....



New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves

2017-02-22T16:32:48Z

DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape....



Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policy

2017-02-23T05:47:30Z

EULESS, Texas (AP) -- A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing....



Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91

2017-02-22T00:40:57Z

LONDON (AP) -- While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts....



Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

2017-02-22T21:36:58Z

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request....



Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

2017-02-21T21:54:39Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements....



Professor has taken 'selfie' every day for last 30 years

2017-02-23T05:38:48Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades....



Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages

2017-02-22T23:43:40Z

LONDON (AP) -- Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study....



State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

2017-02-22T01:38:34Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem....