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  • Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing...

  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was expected back at work on Monday, but her hospitalization — just three weeks...

  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions. In a unique study, scientists who peeked into the brains of people caught up in a good book...

  • Sierra Leone official: Ebola may have reached peak

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent weeks, may have reached its peak and could be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone's information minister said Wednesday. But in a reminder of how serious the situation is in...

  • US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A government report says the smoking rate for U.S. adults dipped below 18 percent for the first time last year. That's still about the same rate found in 2012, and translates to about 42 million smokers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the...

  • Turtles recovering at Florida Keys facility

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Staff members at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital are caring for 30 endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia days after they were rescued from a frigid beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Hospital officials said Wednesday that each...

  • Va. women's prison health care lawsuit settled

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A proposed settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit that claimed medical care at a Virginia women's prison is so shoddy that it violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A notice of a "settlement in principle" was filed in U.S....

  • Bristol-Myers: FDA blocks hepatitis C drug for now

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    U.S. regulators have declined to approve Bristol-Myers Squibb's daclatasvir as part of a combination hepatitis C treatment with another antiviral drug called asunaprevir. The company said Wednesday that data it submitted to the Food and Drug Administration to win approval of...

  • See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting. "People call me because their dogs are having...

  • Guinea, hit by Ebola, reports only 1 cholera case

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The health workers rode on canoes and rickety boats to deliver cholera vaccines to remote islands in Guinea. Months later, the country has recorded only one confirmed cholera case this year, down from thousands. The rare success, overshadowed by the Ebola...

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