Health

In this Jan. 30, 2018, photo Pharmacist and researcher Alan Carter poses for a photo in Kansas City, Mo. Carter raised a stir with his recently published study finding that a variety of insulin vials he tested seemed to hold far less of the life-saving hormone than they should. Carter and colleagues did the testing in the labs of contract researcher MRIGlobal, where he worked until recently. Diabetes groups says Carter's study is flawed, but to reassure patients, they're organizing a much bigger study they expect will refute his findings. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 07, 2018 - 2:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated is causing concern even as serious questions are raised about the research itself. The study author, a pharmacist, bought vials of insulin at a number of...
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A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 11:05 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms. Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not...
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February 07, 2018 - 9:49 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Using a group of explorers, scientists are testing the endurance of humans and equipment in temperatures around minus 50 degrees Celsius (minus 58 Fahrenheit) at a laboratory in southern Poland. The "Taming the Freeze" experiment began Tuesday and is expected to go on for 100...
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February 07, 2018 - 7:19 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The University of Central Florida has suspended a fraternity after a woman complained that her son was forced to chug a bottle of vodka during a pledging event. The Orlando Sentinel reports the university has scheduled a Feb. 16 hearing for Beta Theta Pi, which was accused of...
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February 07, 2018 - 4:44 am
PARIS (AP) — Drugmaker Sanofi insists there's no evidence of a link between the world's first dengue vaccine and children's deaths in the Philippines. Paris-based Sanofi said Wednesday it lost 19 million euros in the fourth quarter on the vaccine as it bought back unused medicines, but doesn't...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:00 am
2nd man has gene editing; therapy has no safety flags so far Herbal supplement kratom contains opioids, regulators say Administration calls family planning program 'important' Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried Sanofi: No proof that vaccine linked to Philippines deaths British...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, Brian Madeux, starts to receive the first human gene editing therapy for Hunter syndrome, as his girlfriend Marcie Humphrey, left, applauds at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif. At right is nurse practitioner Jacqueline Madden. Gene editing aims to permanently change someone's DNA to try to cure a disease. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
February 06, 2018 - 7:33 pm
A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or safety issues have emerged from the first man's treatment nearly three months ago, doctors revealed Tuesday. Gene editing is a more precise way to do gene therapy, and aims to permanently...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2016, file photo, Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said Feb. 6, 2018, "there will be no gaps in service" in the nation's $260 million family planning program, even as it acknowledged missing a deadline last fall for providing critical grant information to local agencies. DeGette, is one of several Democrats who wrote HHS Secretary Alex Azar last week to ask about the funding delay. “We need to see more specifics,” said DeGette. “A commitment to extending the funding in a timely manner that doesn’t disrupt service is good. Better would be concrete details and immediate follow-through.”(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday "there will be no gaps in service" in the nation's $260 million family planning program, even as it acknowledged missing a deadline last fall for providing critical grant information to local agencies. The Health and Human Services Department...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017 photo, kratom capsules are displayed in Albany, N.Y. U.S. health authorities say kratom, a herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy, contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national drug abuse crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, makes it more likely that kratom could be banned by the federal government. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it...
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FILE-In this Sunday, May 19, 2013 file photo, a vehicle passes the front of the Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla. Publix announced a change Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in a reply on Twitter to Florida state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith. The Orlando-area Democrat had met with Publix officials Monday to discuss their refusal to cover Truvada for PrEP. The 6-year-old drug is more than 95 percent effective in preventing the contraction of human immunodeficiency virus, which can cause AIDS.(AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz, File)
February 06, 2018 - 2:16 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeast's largest supermarket chain announced Tuesday that it is changing its employee prescription plan to cover a drug that helps prevent HIV infections, remedying an omission that doctors and gay rights groups said was highly unusual. Publix announced its...
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