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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the sus ...more

AP News - May 20, 2015 11:18 AM

LIMA, Peru (AP) — They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure.Some come in groups, jumping, laughing and running along the shore. Others bathe ...more

AP News - May 19, 2015 5:29 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices have surged higher as the death of millions of hens from bird flu is beginning to tighten supplies.The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That's 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when ...more

AP News - May 19, 2015 11:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is moving to collect more information on antibiotics used in animals that become meat. It's an effort to stem antibiotic-resistant diseases.The agency proposed a rule Tuesday that would require ...more

AP News - May 18, 2015 8:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ...more

AP News - May 15, 2015 6:25 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King's physician and the coroner in Las Vegas say the 89-year-old blues legend died of a series of small strokes attributable to his longstanding battle with type 2 diabetes.Dr. Darin Brimhall and Clark County Coroner John ...more

AP News - May 14, 2015 1:35 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss had an appendectomy Wednesday night following two days of stomach discomfort.A club spokesman said Wednesday that the 51-year-old Weiss left Angel Stadium right before batting practice w ...more

AP News - May 12, 2015 6:44 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador had a degenerative brain disease that has been linked to repeated blows to the head, according to researchers who autopsied his brain.Montador died in February at age 35 of an undisclosed cause ...more

AP News - May 12, 2015 6:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is outlining its plan to end the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 32-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.Th ...more

AP News - May 07, 2015 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration will ask a group of outside medical experts next month to evaluate a much-debated experimental drug designed to boost sexual desire in women.The meeting is the latest twist in the ongoing saga o ...more