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  • Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89. Greer was a founding director of the Nobel-winning...

  • FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug Administration approved Purdue...

  • Polls: Employers still prioritize health coverage

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years. A poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found...

  • Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

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    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's disease...

  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

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    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm's report focused on the...

  • Raczynski, Phillips pledge $1 million to UAMS

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and his wife have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The donation from Jim Raczynski and Martha Phillips will establish the Raczynski Phillips...

  • Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

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    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice. The verdict surprised activists...

  • Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery. This week, both industries took a hit as Lebanon's health minister revealed that dozens of restaurants and supermarkets across the country were selling food contaminated with sewage...

  • Clarification: Lauren's Fight story

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Nov. 18, The Associated Press reported that Xavier University made a $58,776 donation to cancer research on behalf of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill. The story should have specified that Mount St. Joseph was a partner in the donation.

  • Winds, snow, cold make Michigan roads hazardous

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Windy weather, a fresh coating of snow and cold temperatures are combining to create hazardous driving conditions and dozens of crashes around Michigan. The National Weather Service says 7 more inches of snow fell Wednesday night and Thursday morning in...

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