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  • Circumcision pluses outweigh risks: Pediatricians

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it. In its …


  • Kidney for Ohio patient’s transplant put in trash

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney from a living donor this month at an Ohio hospital, and doctors tried unsuccessfully for at least two hours …


  • Alzheimer’s drug fails study but flashes potential

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Alzheimer’s treatment from Eli Lilly and Co. failed to slow memory decline in two separate patient studies, but the drug did show some potential to help …


  • Study: Obesity surgery can help prevent diabetes

    Doctors are reporting a new benefit from weight-loss surgery — preventing diabetes. Far fewer obese people developed that disease if they had stomach-shrinking operations rather than usual care to try …


  • Last drugs standing: Key Alzheimer results coming

    We’re about to find out if there will be a way anytime soon to slow the course of Alzheimer’s disease. Results are due within a month or so from key …


  • Report: Too little mental health care for boomers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting older doesn’t just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and bum knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 seniors …


  • Ethics Committee appoints panel in Berkley case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced Monday that it had appointed a panel to investigate whether Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley used her position to benefit her family’s financial …


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