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Apr 29, 2016 05:22PM

Worsening depression 'link to dementia'

Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.

Apr 29, 2016 04:38AM

Newborn babies tested for alcohol

Newborn babies are being tested for alcohol after researchers raised concerns about pregnant women drinking regularly.

Apr 29, 2016 10:12AM

Scandal-hit trust probed for breaches

A hospital trust that ran a unit where a man drowned in the bath is to be investigated for safety breaches.

Apr 28, 2016 05:16PM

'Secret of youth' in ginger gene

Scientists say they have made a leap in knowing why some people retain their youthful looks while others age badly.

Apr 28, 2016 03:25PM

Gene therapy reverses sight loss

A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

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Apr 29, 2016 12:35PM

Apr 29, 2016 07:46AM

Punished after reporting rape at Brigham Young University

The horror of rape or sexual assault is traumatizing enough for any victim. But for multiple young women at Brigham Young University, they claim they received backlash, instead of support, after reporting sexual violence to the school.

Apr 29, 2016 07:46AM

Sexual assault accusers: BYU isn't protecting us

Several women say BYU informed them that they may have violated the school's honor code as a result of investigations into their sexual assaults. CNN's Ana Cabrera reports.

Apr 29, 2016 05:00AM

Song helps autistic boy, mom cope with medical mystery

One day in 2013, young Bryn Thomas suddenly became very sick. He was pale, anxious, shaking and pacing. For almost two years, his doctors and parents couldn't figure out what was happening to him. And even worse, Bryn was unable to tell them.

Apr 29, 2016 10:00AM

Four immunization innovations saving children's lives

We're in a period marked by the most creative thinking to increase immunization in decades. New approaches to old problems are yielding fresh tools to fight disease.

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Apr 29, 2016 05:30AM

Doctor with spina bifida defies expectations

When people introduce me and say I have overcome so much to be where I am, to do what I do ... I am still surprised. Particularly at these moments, it strikes me that I am exceedingly fortunate and very lucky to have been given extraordinary opportunities.

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:02:07 GMT

DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. and DANIEL VICTOR on Apr 29, 2016 02:13PM

First U.S. Death Tied to Zika Is Reported in Puerto Rico

An elderly man from Puerto Rico succumbed after complications from an earlier infection caused by the disease-carrying mosquito.

ABBY ELLIN on Apr 28, 2016 04:09PM

Well: For Some, Weight Loss Means the Start of a Whole New Life

For some, true commitment to adopting a healthy change in eating habits means moving to ?the place where the magic happened.?

GRETCHEN REYNOLDS on Apr 29, 2016 02:45AM

Ask Well: Ask Well: Determining a Target Heart Rate

Those heart rate charts on gym machines often don?t provide the best advice for getting a good workout.

TOBY BILANOW on Apr 29, 2016 03:00AM

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: 1 Minute of Exercise, E-Cigarettes and Cosmetic Surgery

Test your knowledge of this week?s health news.

SHARON JAYSON on Apr 28, 2016 02:45AM

Well: Ask Well: Exercise Can Impair Fertility

The body may perceive extreme exercise as too stressful to allow ovulation to occur.

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Apr 30, 2016 12:06AM

Colombia's illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

Critics point to stagnant water buildups at Colombia's clandestine mining sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers' camps for an increase in mosquitos spreadingColombia's widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions -- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers' camps for an increase in mosquitos spreading the disease, which has quadrupled in jungle regions of the hard-hit and impoverished western department of Choco. "The country had more or less controlled its malaria problem... the death rate had dropped significantly," Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria said this week.

Apr 29, 2016 06:14PM

U.S. jury finds Immunosyn ex-CEO Ferrone guilty of fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2011 had charged California-based Immunosyn with misleading investors about the regulatory status of the company's sole product, a drug derived from goat blood called SF-1019, that was intended to treat a variety of ailments. ?We are pleased with the jury?s finding that Stephen Ferrone defrauded Immunosyn?s investors with misleading statements in the company?s filings and press releases and his own speeches and interviews," Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC'S Division of Enforcement said in a statement.

Apr 29, 2016 05:44PM

Canadian-run Syrian clinic was evacuated before strike on hospital: operator

A Canadian-run health care center in Aleppo, Syria that was hit by an air strike on Friday had been evacuated in the wake of another bombing at a hospital earlier this week, a spokesman for the non-profit group that operated it said. "After the hospital bombing three days ago, they've evacuated all the medical centers," said Avi D'Souza, media co-ordinator for UOSSM-Canada, which operates the Al Marjeh Primary Health Care Centre. "There wasn't anybody there at the time - thank God." Global Affairs Canada, the country's foreign department, condemned the attacks in a statement.

Apr 29, 2016 05:39PM

Actor Woody Harrelson's application to open pot business in Hawaii fails

Cast member Harrelson poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson's bid to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii was rejected on Friday, as the state approved eight of more than 60 applicants, officials said. Harrelson, who is best known for his roles in the film "White Men Can't Jump" and 1980s sitcom "Cheers," had applied for a license on behalf of his company Simple Organic Living LLC. The actor, who for more than a decade has spoken in favor of pot and is on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, made national headlines earlier this year when his application became public. The Hawaii Department of Health on Friday released a list of approved applicants, with three in Honolulu on the island of Oahu, two on the Big Island, two on Maui and one on Kauai.

Apr 29, 2016 05:08PM

Dole under U.S. probe after deadly Listeria outbreak

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dole Food Co Inc [DFCI.UL] said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. Dole, the world's largest fruit and vegetable producer, said in a statement the agency recently contacted the company and "we will be ... cooperating with the DOJ to answer questions and address any concerns." Listeria, a common bacterium that can be either harmless or pathogenic, can enter a processing facility via raw produce or other materials, and form colonies. Dole said on Jan. 22 it had temporarily suspended operations at the Springfield plant.

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