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WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night for years with no furniture and only a tiny window for light.Court records show John and Janice Land are free on bond ...more

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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

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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

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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

AP News - Jul 16, 2014 7:53 PM

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use.Nia ...more

AP News - Jul 16, 2014 6:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The same federal scientist who recently found forgotten samples of smallpox at a federal lab also uncovered over 300 additional vials, many bearing the names of highly contagious viruses and bacteria.Food and Drug Administratio ...more

AP News - Jul 11, 2014 6:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.The panel of Food and Drug A ...more