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NEW YORK (AP) — More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the girls' HPV vaccination rate was flat ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.Purdue Pharma's new drug Targiniq ER is an extended release tablet ...more

AP News - 22 hours ago

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and ...more

AP News - Jul 22, 2014 8:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is developing a new way for religious nonprofits that object to paying for contraceptives in their health plans to opt out, without submitting a form they say violates their religious beliefs.The govern ...more

AP News - Jul 22, 2014 2:09 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are ma ...more

AP News - Jul 21, 2014 5:16 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A "rogue" gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly record videos and photos of his patients has forced one of the world's top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 ...more

AP News - Jul 21, 2014 5:02 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, t ...more

AP News - Jul 18, 2014 10:03 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner."The children earned a seat at the table by whipping up mouth-watering yet healthy meals as part of a nationwide contest sponsored ...more

AP News - Jul 17, 2014 9:30 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Health officials in Puerto Rico on Thursday declared an epidemic of the mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya, which was introduced into the Caribbean region late last year.Health Secretary Ana Rius said that mor ...more

AP News - Jul 16, 2014 7:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.The study, published ...more