Stories tagged: health
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 10:29 a.m.
Son says author Richard Bach improving
SEATTLE (AP) — Best-selling author Richard Bach remained in serious condition Sunday, recovering from injuries suffered when his small plane clipped power lines and crashed. But his son said he …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life
CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 3:42 p.m.
New Jersey produce company recalls mango products
NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination. The products …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 10:35 a.m.
Boomers retiring to rural areas won’t find doctors
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Nina Musselman had no trouble finding a family doctor when she retired to rural Oregon nine years ago to be closer to her children. But …
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012, 12:56 a.m.
Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 2:22 p.m.
APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 11:03 a.m.
German drug firm makes 1st apology for thalidomide
BERLIN (AP) — The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
Sheriff: Man stole doctor’s ID, saw 500 patients
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a man stole the identity of a physician and pretended to be a doctor, and now they’re trying to see whether he …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 4:01 a.m.
Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA
As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 3:38 a.m.
Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. The …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 2:03 a.m.
Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 7:03 p.m.
2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 1:04 p.m.
Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Former official denies Israel poisoned Arafat
JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Israeli official on Wednesday denied suspicions that Israel poisoned Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as France prepared to begin an investigation into his possible murder following …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 4:51 p.m.
CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week
West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week and may rival the record years of 2002 and 2003, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far this year, …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 2:26 p.m.
CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities …
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 1:59 p.m.
Brazil expands its anti-AIDS program
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s anti-AIDS program will be expanded to include at least 35,000 more people, a Health Ministry official said Wednesday.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 9:33 a.m.
Yosemite officials say 1,700 visitors risk disease
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The rustic tent cabins of Yosemite National Park — a favorite among families looking to rough it in one of the nation’s most majestic settings — …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 9:54 p.m.
Salmonella at Ind. farm matches outbreak strain
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southwestern Indiana cantaloupe farm is the source of at least some of the salmonella responsible for an outbreak that sickened people in 21 states and killed …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 7:50 p.m.
Tapping engineers, families for hospital safety
WASHINGTON (AP) — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 5:54 p.m.
Report: France opens murder probe in Arafat death
PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, judicial officials told a French new agency, after his widow and a TV …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
Calif. officials: 73 sickened with salmonella
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California public health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened 73 people and has been linked to salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities say they are …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 5:08 p.m.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite officials tell 1,700 past visitors they may have been exposed to rodent-borne disease.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
European court nixes Italy embryo screening ban
ROME (AP) — Italy’s ban on screening embryos for diseases before they are implanted in a womb violates the rights of a couple whose first child was born with cystic …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 2 p.m.
Cuba: Cholera outbreak over; 417 cases, 3 dead
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says a cholera outbreak on the island has run its course with more than 10 days since the last confirmed case of the infectious disease. A …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 1:25 p.m.
Dutch candidate echoes Akin rape pregnancy comment
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A conservative candidate for parliament in Dutch national elections has agreed with remarks by U.S. congressman Todd Akin, who claimed that women have a natural …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 1:02 p.m.
Ann Romney opens up on details of miscarriage
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The wife of Republican Mitt Romney is opening up with new details about her recently disclosed miscarriage. Ann Romney spoke in a taped interview aired Tuesday …