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Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:02:25 GMT2017-08-18T10:02:25Z

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system....

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:42:09 GMT2017-08-17T14:42:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?...

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:34 GMT2017-08-17T18:39:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month....

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:27:25 GMT2017-08-17T12:27:25Z

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son....

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:01:39 GMT2017-08-18T00:01:39Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook....

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:59:05 GMT2017-08-17T12:59:05Z

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- An unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV on Thursday acknowledged his mistake in reusing syringes and told an appeals court that he only sought to provide health care for his community....

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:44:16 GMT2017-08-17T14:44:16Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance....

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:35:45 GMT2017-08-17T21:35:45Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed....

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:39:59 GMT2017-08-16T19:39:59Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans....

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:22 GMT2017-08-16T18:04:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early - using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood....