• Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

    Updated: 19 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease? Thirteen-year-old Hayden Murphy of...

  • Prison's medical care deemed OK despite pressure to close it

    Updated: 19 min ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical care at a prison east of Los Angeles has been deemed adequate despite claims that the facility is unsafe and should be closed. The state inspector general on Friday gave the California Rehabilitation Center at Norco a passing grade on health care,...

  • Washington motel closes after possible Legionnaires' report

    Updated: 49 min ago

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Thurston County health officials say a Super 8 Motel in Lacey has voluntarily closed while officials investigate a possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Over the past month, three cases of the disease have been confirmed with a possible connection to the...

  • In death, Nebraska girl helps Pennsylvania boys live on

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Nebraska girl who died of brain cancer Tuesday at age 3 helped save the lives of two Pennsylvania children through organ donation. Olivia Swedberg's mother reached out to the family of 2-year-old Lucas Goeller through Facebook telling them she wanted to give him...

  • Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system. The woman's death in the spring was the first from measles in the U.S. in 12 years....

  • Colombian man dies by euthanasia with government backing

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A 79-year old man suffering from incurable throat cancer has become the first Colombian to die by euthanasia with the full backing of the government. Ovidio Gonzalez died Friday in the western city of Pereira after weeks of public feuding with doctors and...

  • Feds say cancer doc wants 25-year sentence for fraud

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area cancer doctor who admits reaping millions of dollars through unnecessary treatments is asking a judge to sentence him to no more than 25 years in prison. Dr. Farid Fata's sentencing memo is sealed in Detroit federal court. But his request for a 25-year...

  • Liberia works to contain Ebola, find source of new cases

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is working hard to contain Ebola and find the source of the latest infections of the deadly virus recorded this week. The West African country previously succeeded in containing the outbreak, despite being initially the hardest hit with more than 4,800...

  • Maryland woman injured when firework explodes in hand

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Capitol Heights woman was injured when a firework exploded in her hand. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the woman sustained traumatic injuries to three fingers Thursday night when the device exploded on...

  • Student sues Fordham over demand for mental health records

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A graduate student has sued Fordham University, seeking $5 million in damages and saying the college violated her civil rights by demanding her entire record of mental health treatment as a condition for returning. The federal lawsuit by Emily Pierce also names the...

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