Diseases and conditions

President Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall with business leaders in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 20, 2018 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today's unemployment rate. He'd be calling the whole thing a "hoax." Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 20, 2018 - 6:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense. "This is a season that has a lot...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:19 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Carlos Chavez, the former head of Bolivia's Football Federation, has been granted permission to temporarily leave prison and travel to Brazil to seek treatment against cancer, officials said Friday. Chavez was jailed in 2015 at Bolivia's notorious Palmasola Prison in the...
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January 19, 2018 - 9:48 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy. The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine during communion and holding hands during the Lord'...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn for a liquid biopsy at a hospital in Philadelphia. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, scientists have made progress on a "liquid biopsy" test that can detect many types of cancer at an early stage from bits of DNA and other substances in blood. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
January 18, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find...
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In this Oct. 29, 2011, image made from a video provided by A Elvis Chapel, David Allen Turpin, left, and his wife, Louise Anna Turpin, right, celebrate a renewal of their wedding vows with Elvis impersonator Kent Ripley in Las Vegas. The couple was arrested Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, after authorities found their malnourished children in their home in suburban Perris, Calif., 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles. The couples' children were so emaciated the older ones still looked like children. (A Elvis Chapel via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 8:38 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the torture and abuse case against the parents of 13 children and young adults in California (all times local): 2 p.m. The parents of 13 children and young adults have pleaded not guilty in a California court to numerous charges that they tortured and abused...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health speaks during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday...
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Biologist Rebecca Gillespie holds a vial of flu-fighting antibodies at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. Despite 100 years of science, the flu virus too often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya...
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A health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Pakistani authorities launched an anti-polio campaign in Punjab province as polio remains endemic in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
January 18, 2018 - 3:39 am
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say gunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were taking part in an anti-polio campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta. Local police official Naseeb Ullah says Thursday's attack took place when hundreds of polio teams were vaccinating...
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