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  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:22 P.M.

    Condemned obese Ohio killer asks board for mercy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his “legal and moral guilt” and the conduct of defense and prosecution lawyers at …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 2:24 P.M.

    At 450 pounds, Ohio killer fights execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At about 450 pounds, Ohio death row inmate Ronald Post is so fat that his executioners won’t be able to find veins in his arms or …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 12:47 P.M.

    Social Security fast-tracks rare-disease claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to ease the burden of being stricken with a debilitating condition, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 11:04 A.M.

    Father: Sick girl safe and being treated in Mexico

    PHOENIX (AP) — The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 5:41 A.M.

    Longer tamoxifen use cuts breast cancer deaths

    Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 12:30 A.M.

    Police seek sick girl taken from Phoenix hospital

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 12:42 P.M.

    Scare prompts look at carbon monoxide detectors

    ATLANTA (AP) — It’s odorless, colorless and deadly. And if carbon monoxide is leaking in a school, it might not be detected until people are ill. A leak at an …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 12:55 A.M.

    Sick girl sought after mom takes her from hospital

    PHOENIX (AP) — Emily has leukemia. She just underwent a month of chemotherapy and had her right arm amputated after suffering complications. Doctors say she is at risk of dying …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 1:07 P.M.

    CDC says US flu season starts early, could be bad

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 11:45 A.M.

    Med tech in hepatitis C case pleads not guilty

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital worker accused of stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through contaminated syringes has pleaded not guilty to the charges in New …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 10:03 A.M.

    US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change insult to late comedian?

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 4:32 P.M.

    Texas cancer agency OK’d faulty $11M grant

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of Texas’ embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort approved an $11 million grant to a biomedical company even though the proposal wasn’t reviewed, according to an …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 3:36 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Cancer agency OK’d faulty $11M grant

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Leaders of Texas’ embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting effort approved an $11 million grant to a biomedical company even though the proposal wasn’t reviewed, according to an …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 2:55 P.M.

    Gilda’s Club name change seen as insult to Radner

    MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa? Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedienne Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    CDC: HIV spread high in young gay males

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population — young men who are gay or bisexual. The …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 2:15 P.M.

    Study finds mammograms lead to unneeded treatment

    Mammograms have done surprisingly little to catch deadly breast cancers before they spread, a big U.S. study finds. At the same time, more than a million women have been treated …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 12:39 P.M.

    3rd person in Calif. dies from mushroom poisoning

    LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A third person has died from eating toxic mushrooms at a California senior care facility. State Department of Social Services spokesman Oscar Ramirez told The Associated …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 12:05 A.M.

    New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012, 2:10 P.M.

    New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 9:05 A.M.

    Diabetes rates rocket in Oklahoma, South

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday. The …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012, 4:27 P.M.

    Doctor: veins of obese Ohio inmate inaccessible

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A doctor says the veins of an obese Ohio inmate condemned to die are inaccessible and questions whether he could be injected with lethal drugs. Ohio …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 12:49 P.M.

    Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 12:26 P.M.

    Meningitis outbreak toll: 419 cases, 30 deaths

    An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was recalled in late September. Latest numbers …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 9:07 A.M.

    Study: Vitamins don’t lower heart risks in men

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests. Two …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012, 9:02 A.M.

    Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

    CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012, 2:13 P.M.

    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk climbs Willis Tower stairs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gripping a handrail and wearing a brace on his left leg, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk climbed 37 floors inside Chicago’s Willis Tower on Sunday in his first …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 11:39 A.M.

    Meningitis outbreak toll: 377 illnesses, 29 deaths

    An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012, 12:01 P.M.

    Meningitis outbreak toll: 363 cases, 28 deaths

    An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 1:48 A.M.

    Blind tennis players keep their ears on the ball

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Learning how to play tennis is hard enough. Now try it when you can’t see. That’s what students are doing at the California School for the …


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