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SFgate
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wildlife managers have found two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disease near the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston, raising ..
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2005 file photo, a yearling buck is seen in St. Paul, Minn. Wildlife managers have found two more deer suspected of being infected with chronic wasting disea..
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — A high school in St. Charles has cancelled classes after a widespread stomach virus caused hundreds of absences. The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/2iBCTtE ) ..
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say three flu-related deaths were reported in North Carolina during the last week of December, bringing the total for the season beginni..
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on obstruction-of-justice and other charges stemming from a federal investigation of jail ..
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is outlining how he intends to pursue his "cancer moonshot" agenda after the end of the Obama administration. Biden says in a San Francis..
MIAMI (AP) — Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida's Everglades. The scientists involv..
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 1 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will head home to Delaware after Donald Trump's in..
Brian King, Pennsylvania State University The potential withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement has broad implications for society and the environment. Whi..
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 10,2017, after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ta..
Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have vowed to put their enormous wealth toward philanthropic causes. Now the co..
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population dec..
Photo: Sarah Foltz Jordan, Associated Press TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered af..
We humans have collectively accumulated a lot of science knowledge. We’ve developed vaccines that can eradicate some of the most devastating diseases. We’ve engineered bridges and ..
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson pets his dog Missy while interviewed in his chambers in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Henderson, the first African-American att..
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — Out of the ashes of an apartment fire, an uncertain future of homelessness on the horizon— as well as his disability from kidney failure —Kristoffer Scola-Hay..
The text of President Barack Obama's farewell speech Tuesday night in Chicago, as prepared for delivery. ___ It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so ..
Forbes
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I’d say that 15 years is more than enough time for a truly powerful advance to make an impact. Consider these examples: • Germ theory as a cause of infectious disease was formulate..
Whether screening mammograms can lower women's risk of women dying from --- cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that --- cancer is the leading c..
Yesterday's health news delivered another paper slamming mammography. A report out of Denmark uses statistics to show that overdiagnosis is incredibly frequent. An accompanying edi..
Just because a physician treats illnesses doesn't mean doctors are good at caring for their own health. According to Mindful magazine, almost half of U.S. doctors report sympt..
The machines haven't taken over. Not yet at least. However, they are seeping their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves. From voice-powered perso..
It’s that time again, a few days after ringing in the new year, when people everywhere are ready to finally tackle their resolutions. For those partial to quick fixes, Gwyneth..
By Kimberly Foss and Bob Gertie, Next Avenue Contributors  A number of studies show that women often pay more than men for similar services and products — like dry cleaning an..
Looking back on the philanthropic efforts of well-heeled donors over the past twelve months, it turns out that 2016 was a big year for charity. The number big gifts last year far o..
I used to feel guilty about indulging my love of travel and found creative ways to convince myself that each vacation wasn’t as pricey as it seemed. My typical approach was to divi..
After meeting with anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Donald Trump has appointed Kennedy to chair a presidential commission on vaccine safety, as USA Today and various o..
Fox News
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When Ant and Beth Abbot were told their son Finn had congenital heart disease, they entered a period of overwhelming shock and emotion. Finn was just 10 days old when he started sh..
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it has approved Egalet Corp's long-acting opioid painkiller, Arymo ER. An independent panel to the U.S. FDA in August voted 18-..
WASHINGTON –  President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vacc..
With virtually every state reporting influenza outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this season is looking worse than last year’s, leaving many wond..
A Virginia man showing off his physical prowess isn’t just doing it for looks— he’s showing people that determination can overcome circumstances. Steve Alexy, 43, has cerebral pals..
In a West Virginia case that highlights a growing nationwide epidemic, an Ohio drug dealer has pleaded guilty to selling opioid-laced heroin that was responsible for at least 26 ov..
Scientists have found that the brain cells in mice that stimulate the urge to eat can be activated by alcohol as well as by hunger - a discovery that could help explain why binge d..
At 90, stoic Queen Elizabeth II has rarely taken a sick day in the 64 years and 11 months she has ruled Great Britain, but a particularly brutal cold this past holiday season has h..
A 27-year-old man in Bangladesh known as the "tree man" recently underwent surgery to remove the extensive, wood-like warts that covered his hands and feet. But what causes this ra..
It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight it's my turn to say thanks..
UPI
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MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small study suggests. The..
Smoking kills about 6 million people a year and costs the world more than $1 trillion a year in health care expenses and lost productivity, a new report says. But billions of dolla..
HAMILTON, Ontario, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- A new study shows that sedentary older adults with no genetic risk of developing dementia are at similar risk as adults genetically predisposed ..
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The rusty patched bumble bee has been granted a spot on the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is the first bumble b..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- From Finland comes more evidence that a common group of viral infections may play a role in the development of at least some cases of type 1 diabetes. The..
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- When researchers found a pair of nodules on the lower ribs of an 800-year-old skeleton, they assumed the knots were tubercles, evidence of a tubercu..
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 -- Young cross-country runners seem to have better connections between regions of their brains than their peers who aren't athletic, a small study suggests. "O..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called divertic..
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- As the number of people around the world with elevated or high blood pressure increases, so do the number of deaths linked to this "silent killer," a new ..
Los Angeles Times
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a nonexistent link between childhood immunizations and the development of autism, has accepted an invitation from President-elect Dona..
First he advised President Obama. Then he advised Uber. Now, political bigwig David Plouffe is headed for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization founded by ..
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca following a recent mistrial in which a jury nearly cleared Baca of obstructing..
Federal prosecutors are expected to announce Tuesday whether they plan to retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca following a recent mistrial in which a jury nearly cleare..
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that they will retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca following a recent mistrial in which a jury nearly cleared him of ob..
Each fall, groggy teenagers resign themselves to another year of fighting their body clocks so they can get to class on time. It’s well known that teens who don’t get at least eigh..
Donald Trump’s rebuke of Meryl Streep for criticizing his past bullying was less about Streep than two imperatives for the president-elect: portraying himself in the..
Here is an unedited transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House. --- It’s good to be home.  My f..
NJ.com
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A pair of dramatic statistics should act as a wake-up call for anyone who is young and --- active -- or who loves someone who is. Health officials say half of all sexuall..
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- The Washington Township High School Interact Club will be hosting its 14th Annual "Monzo Madness," an 18-hour dance-a-thon to benefit local victims of L..
Robert Kennedy Jr., a long-time environmentalist and vaccine skeptic, said president-elect Donald Trump has tapped him to lead a new panel that will take a fresh look at vacci..
TRENTON -- Forcefully declaring "our neighbors are dying," Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday focused most of his seventh annual address on his plans to fight drug ..
Here's the full prepared text of the governor's speech: This is the seventh time I have had the honor to step before the Legislature and the people of New Jersey to perform one of ..
Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to give his 2016 State of the State speech in Trenton Tuesday. We'll be using this page to provide the full text of his prepared remarks. Follow al..
The Huffington Post
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In addition, Cooper said, “The gap actually narrowed. [The rates] went up in all groups. The differences between the wealthiest and the poorest narrowed after the ACA.”  ..
Raccoons are wild animals, and many people don't realize it's unethical and illegal to capture a healthy wild animal and force it live out the rest of its life in confinement. Lice..
Once upon a time, in a political universe far, far away, presidents and presidential candidates were obliged to weigh in on an esoteric laboratory procedure that extracted stem cel..
News outlets are reporting that you are about to settle the criminal case with Takata airbag defect case for nearly $1 billion and the Volkswagen emissions cheating case for nearly..
Most of what you read about how to innovate and how to achieve success as an entrepreneur is irrelevant at best, and a cargo cult at worst. The real success patterns are not well k..
Obama reflected on the accomplishments of his administration, but also issued a call to action for citizens going forward during his speech, which he delivered in front of a large ..
Cleveland.com
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - When I first learned I needed to follow a gluten-free diet, I had one thing on my mind... pasta. Growing up, it was a weekly staple at my parents' house with Sund..
Guest columnist Zohaib Zafar, a Brecksville resident, is a student at Davidson College in North Carolina, where he is a member of the Muslim Student Association. Some reports from ..
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of a widely discredited theory that vaccines cause autism, said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to chair a new commission on ..
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ten years ago, writing anything about vaccines felt like kicking a hornet's nest, sure to bring out swarms of vocal, vehement believers in a link between the sho..
AKRON, Ohio - Thanks in part to the heroin epidemic, Summit County Children Services last year saw a nearly 50-percent jump in new custody cases. The number of new custody cases, i..
Medical News Today
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This week, meat-eaters receive another diet-based kick in the ribs. A new study, published in the journal Gut, links the consumption of red meat to an increased risk of developing ..
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition affecting more than 18,000 young people each year. New research investigates the link between the disease and a type of enterovirus infec..
Alterations in the developing brain that can put preterm babies at risk of autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders may begin in the womb. This is the finding of a..
A new study links higher blood levels of a brain protein called tau to longer periods of recovery for athletes. The researchers suggest that tau may serve as a marker to help asses..
Neural tube defects are a common form of birth defect that occur during pregnancy. New governmental guidelines strongly recommend that women who plan to get pregnant supplement the..
MedlinePlus
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MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis may be able to achieve relief without medications by eating a special diet, a small st..
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Young cross-country runners seem to have better connections between regions of their brains than their peers who aren't athletic, a small s..
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Weekend warriors take heart. You may add almost as many years to your life span as those who work out all week long, new research suggests...
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Mammograms frequently detect small --- tumors that might never become life-threatening, causing women to receive treatment they likely d..
MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer people now view e-cigarettes, which convert a nicotine liquid into vapor that's inhaled, as a less dangerous or healthier alternative..
The Hill
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Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer briefly shared the meeting with reporters on the transition's daily press call. He did not add any additional information, outside ..
"President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it. His opinion doesn't matter, but the science does matter and we ought to be ..
As a new Administration prepares to take office, there are once again questions about America’s proper role in the world. Is it our place to help people lift themselves out of pove..
January marks the 97th anniversary of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which in 1920 banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of “intoxicating liquors.” Backers hail..
President Obama is giving his farewell address to the nation from Chicago. Here is the transcript of his prepared remarks.   It’s good to be home.  My fellow Americans, M..
Voice of America
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI —  The U.N. stabilization mission in Haiti is administering cholera vaccines to a police unit from India months after it arrived in the impoverished Cari..
LONDON —  Scientists have found that the brain cells in mice that stimulate the urge to eat can be activated by alcohol as well as by hunger — a discovery that could help expl..
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN —  The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after suffering a dramatic population..
The Islamic State militant group is increasing online efforts to encourage sympathizers in the West to mount attacks in their home countries. The incitements include online posts d..
Farewell Address by the President – as prepared for delivery at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by..
Philly.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vacci..
Gov. Christie's strategically stage-managed rollout of what's being branded as his war on drug addiction may look to some like a lame-duck ploy. Could be; once lofty, the guy's app..
This feature runs each Monday in the paper and online. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has announced the following promotions and appointments: Michael Dotsey to executive..
Remember when you were a teenager and being 40-something sounded so old? If you have now entered that dreaded decade, don’t despair. Age is just a number as long as you take proper..
Stat News
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SAN FRANCISCO — Moderna Therapeutics, the most highly valued private company in biotech, has run into troubling safety problems with its most ambitious therapy, STAT has learned — ..
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent doubter of the safety of vaccines, told reporters on Tuesday that he will chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity as part o..
As Congress and the incoming Trump administration prepare to make health care policy a major focus in the coming months, it’s critical that we have a candid conversation on what’s ..
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s announcement that he will head up a panel on vaccine safety for Donald Trump is horrible news for the country. For more than a decade, Kennedy has promoted..
The Seattle Times
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will retry former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on obstruction-of-justice and other charges stemming from a federal investigation of jail ..
MIAMI (AP) — Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida’s Everglades. The scientists involv..
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, asking a vocal skeptic to chair a commission on vaccination safety — a..
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Parker Beam, who carried on his family’s historic bourbon-making tradition as longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distilleries, died Mon..
BBC News
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Robert F Kennedy Jr, a leading voice in the anti-vaccine movement, says President-elect Donald Trump has asked him to chair a study on vaccine safety. Incoming White House Press Se..
A "genuinely ground-breaking" £80m treatment fund has been launched by the health secretary, promising speedier access to new medicines. Vaughan Gething said it would be better tha..
The Sun newspaper on Monday carries the headline "Kill by mouth: Two die in NHS each day of thirst or starvation". A shocking claim, based on figures from the Office of National St..
Fox Business
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Japanese drugmakerTakeda Pharmaceutical Company(NASDAQOTH: TKPYY)announced yesterday that it's acquiringARIAD Pharmaceuticals(NASDAQ: ARIA)for $24 per share, or $5.2 billion. The d..
Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) didn't have to wait for its presentation at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday to make investors happy. Merck (NYSE: MRK) and Incyte announced ea..
Image source: Getty Images. Have you ever come across a company that seemed like too good of a value to pass up? If you're a long-term investor, the answer to this question is almo..
International Business Times
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People who exercise sporadically might be reaping the same health benefits as those who hit the gym routinely, a new study found. These less frequent bouts of physical activity mig..
Confectionary giant Hostess announced a recall of certain boxes of Twinkies Tuesday. The company issued a voluntary recall of its Holiday White Peppermint Twinkies due to poss..
While much of the internet was discussing Donald Trump and Russia Tuesday night, President Barack Obama was giving the final address of his tenure. Obama, speaking from Chicago, th..
KARE11
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PRESTON, Minn. - A feeding ban has been expanded to five counties after two more deer harvested in a special deer hunt in southeast Minnesota tested positive for chronic  wast..
PRESTON, Minn. - A feeding ban has been expanded to five counties after two more deer harvested in a special deer hunt in southeast Minnesota tested positive for chronic  wast..
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. --  Not getting the right kind of sleep can affect your physical and emotional health, said Jamie Martin, editor-in-chief of Life Experience Magazine. Thi..
Mashable
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President of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Priscilla Chan, and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Dina Powell, speak ons..
UPDATE: Jan. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m. EST The Trump transition team walked back Robert F. Kennedy's assertion that a vaccine commission is being formed, instead stating he is "exploring..
Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday was an arresting, heartbreaking testimony and a historic call-to-arms — for some.  On stage, Streep mourned the most "stun..