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Study: Married folks have fewer heart problems

What’s good for the heart? Marriage, researchers say. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart […]

03/28/2014

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles in her doctor's office in Stuttgart, Germany, Monday, April 28, 2008.  (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Orange County officials stress measles vaccinations

SANTA ANA (CNS) – Orange County public health officials today recommended measles vaccinations for anyone not already inoculated, in light of 21 confirmed cases of measles so far this year, compared to one or two […]

03/28/2014

This screen grab provided by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., shows the A-CHESS app. The app, developed for recovering alcoholics, includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns. The app is being commercially developed and is not yet available. (AP Photo/Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies)

Sober smartphone app aids boozers’ recovery

CHICAGO (AP) — A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the […]

03/27/2014

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US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children

NEW YORK (AP) — The government’s estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years. But health officials say the new number may not […]

03/27/2014

Drug recalled after foreign pills found in bottles

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports of unknown pills and tablets in the bottles. The over-the-counter drug comes in a turquoise blue capsule with a dark blue band and the […]

03/27/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, March 11, 2014, line cook Javier Rodriguez uses his bare hands to make chicken tacos at the Hock Farm restaurant in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

In California, chefs fight for bare-hand contact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the happy hour crowd poured in on a recent weeknight, the kitchen and bar staff at Hock Farm restaurant scrambled to meet the incoming orders. One used her hands to […]

03/24/2014

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Study ties breast gene to high-risk uterine cancer

Women with a faulty breast cancer gene might face a greater chance of rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks, doctors are reporting. A study of […]

03/24/2014

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The deadline looms for Covered California

The March 31 deadline is quickly approaching for Obamacare open enrollment and if the administration is to reach it’s goal of signing up 6 million people by then, it’ll have to get help from some […]

03/20/2014

Bottles of Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

Half of US adults 40 to 75 eligible for statins

Almost half of Americans ages 40 to 75 and nearly all men over 60 qualify to consider cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new heart disease prevention guidelines, an analysis concludes. It’s the first independent look at […]

03/19/2014

Dr. John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President and Director of IBM Research and Dr. Robert Darnell, President, CEO and Scientific Director of the New York Genome Center announce collaboration with IBM Watson to advance genomic medicine. (Amy Sussman/AP Images for New York Genome Center)

IBM’s Watson to help in brain cancer research

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM is teaming up with the New York Genome Center to help fight brain cancer. The company said Wednesday that its Watson cloud computing system will be used in partnership with […]

03/19/2014

A Jan. 16, 1957 file photo shows Greg Cox, left, 7, in Altamont, Ill., as he looks at his friend Jon Douglas, 6, through the doorway while he recovers from mumps. (AP Photo, File)

Mumps outbreak at Ohio State grows to 23 cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say 23 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected. University and public health officials […]

03/17/2014