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June 10, 2019 - 7:53 am
Kansas health officials say every county in the state is at moderate risk of West Nile virus infections. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday no human cases have been reported as of May 25. The virus can cause fever and other symptoms. About one out of 150 infected people...
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Jordon Basileu, right, flanked by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, left, discusses how he became addicted to opioid painkillers, during a news conference, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra announced, Monday that his office has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, and its former president, Dr. Richard Sackler, alleging it falsely promoted the drug as not addictive even as it emerged as among of the most widely abused in the United States. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 04, 2019 - 12:24 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, Hawaii, Maine and the District of Columbia filed lawsuits Monday against the maker of OxyContin and the company's former president, alleging the firm falsely promoted the drug by downplaying the risk of addiction while it emerged as one of the most widely...
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June 04, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Go ahead and have that 25th cup of coffee! A new study done by scientists at Queen Anne University of London claims that drinking large amounts of coffee - even 25 cups a day - won’t have a detrimental effect on your heart. This is in sharp contrast to previous studies which found that throwing...
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May 31, 2019 - 12:07 pm
Could a leisurely stroll be detrimental to your health? A new study has found that fast walkers tend to live longer than those that take their time getting from point A to point B. The results were also found to be true regardless of the person’s weight . Researchers from the U.K.’s University of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 28, 2015 file photo, a patient has her blood drawn at a hospital in Philadelphia to monitor her cancer treatment. Companies are trying to develop blood tests that can look for signs of many types of cancer at once. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File)
May 31, 2019 - 7:32 am
A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Many companies are trying to develop early detection "liquid biopsy" tests that capture bits...
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This 2011 digitally-colorized electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a clump of green-colored, spheroid-shaped, Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria on a purple-colored matrix. We share our bodies with trillions of mostly friendly microbes that are important for things like good digestion. Now scientists are learning how that microbial zoo can change in ways that one day might let them predict who’s at risk for brewing health problems. (NIAID via AP)
May 29, 2019 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of whack and spur disease. One lesson: A single test to see what gut bacteria you harbor won't tell much...
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May 29, 2019 - 7:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling." The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he's responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors...
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Krispy Kreme
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May 22, 2019 - 1:34 pm
Do you want your donut sunny side up? Krispy Kreme is looking to change up your breakfast game. The donut chain has unveiled one of their more curious offerings, a Salted Egg-Filled donut ring stuffed with a “lava egg.” What, you ask, is a lava egg? It’s a runny custard filling made with egg yolk,...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., listens as Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2019 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he...
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May 17, 2019 - 8:21 pm
Missouri Senate passes abortion bill, Alabama signs abortion ban into law; Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin weighs in on the abortion debate. Watch the latest video at
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