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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus following a stem-cell transplant. But such transplants are dangerous, cannot be used widely and have failed in other patients. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
March 05, 2019 - 5:00 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant, the second success including the "Berlin patient," doctors reported. The therapy had an early success with Timothy Ray Brown, a U.S. man treated in Germany who is 12 years post-transplant and...
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March 01, 2019 - 9:29 pm
Democrats unveil plan to bring total government control to health care; reaction and analysis from former Sen. Schumer aide Chris Hahn. Watch the latest video at
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February 28, 2019 - 8:29 pm
The operator of a children's psychiatric hospital in Hays has agreed to stop co-mingling patients needing short and long-term care to comply with federal requirements. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services gave the KVS Wheatland Hospital until April 1 to separate its psychiatric...
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Yale University researcher Benjamin Chan, who studies viruses that attack bacteria, holds bacteriophage treatment for patient Ella Balasa, of Richmond, Va., at Osborn Memorial Laboratories, in New Haven, Conn., Thursday Jan. 17, 2019. Bacteriophages were discovered a century ago but largely shelved when easier-to-use antibiotics came along. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 26, 2019 - 10:40 am
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug. "I'm really running out of options," said Balasa, who...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:52 am
With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report this week on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America and a city in Kansas did well. “Overland Park, Kansas, actually did pretty...
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February 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
One man who went into cardiac arrest while playing hockey considers it a miracle on the ice that he was skating with a an emergency room doctor who helped save his life. Watch the latest video at
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum, in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2019 - 10:55 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Melania Trump, addressing an anti-drug conference, says "recovery is possible." The first lady traveled to Maryland on Thursday to address the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual youth leadership forum. Her signature "Be Best" campaign focuses on a number of...
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February 05, 2019 - 6:58 pm
Mississippi lawmakers are considering what could become one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. Bills that passed legislative committees Tuesday would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said he will...
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FILE - In t his Oct. 1, 2014, file photo, soft drinks are displayed for sale at a market in San Francisco. A federal appeals court has blocked a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says in a unanimous ruling Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, that the law violates constitutionally-protected commercial speech. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked for a second time a San Francisco law requiring health warnings on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks in a victory for beverage and retail groups that sued to block the ordinance. The law violates constitutionally...
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In this Jan. 30, 2019 photo, Dr. Rick Sacra speaks to the Associated Press at his home in Holden, Mass. Sacra, a Massachusetts doctor who was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola in 2014, is being honored for his work in Liberia through the deadly epidemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 31, 2019 - 6:41 pm
HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — Almost five years have passed since he nearly died of Ebola in Liberia, but Richard Sacra has never wavered from his commitment to the struggling West African nation. The 56-year-old family doctor from Massachusetts was among a handful of Americans treated and cured of Ebola...
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