Health News

AP News - Feb 01, 2016 1:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's decision to allow researchers to edit the genes of human embryos — not to create babies but to start unraveling the earliest stages of development — is raising new questions about the ethics of this hot new technology.

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AP News - Feb 01, 2016 12:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom's birth canal.We share our bodies with microbe ...more

AP News - Jan 31, 2016 9:51 AM

Denver Broncos defensive lineman Antonio Smith is a rarity in the NFL: He does not get injured. The Super Bowl will mark his 179th appearance in 180 games since the middle of the 2005 season, a decade of astonishingly good health in a relentlessly viol ...more

AP News - Jan 30, 2016 4:18 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rod Carew is about four months removed from a massive heart attack that nearly killed him.The 70-year-old Hall of Fame infielder carries a battery-powered device with him to keep his heart on track. But he says without hesitat ...more

AP News - Jan 29, 2016 4:07 PM

The NFL says reported concussions rose 58 percent in regular-season games to the highest number in any of the past four years.The league issued its concussion data for 2015 on Friday, a little more than a week before the Super Bowl, and it showe ...more

AP News - Jan 28, 2016 7:36 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Michelle Wie was stung by a bee Thursday in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, and second-ranked Inbee Park withdrew because of back pain after the second-worst round of her LPGA Tour career.Wie wa ...more

AP News - Jan 28, 2016 5:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq stock market:NYSEUnder Armour Inc., up $15.49 to $84.07The sports apparel maker surged after its fourth-quarte ...more

AP News - Jan 28, 2016 11:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure.Dubbed the White House Cance ...more

AP News - Jan 28, 2016 7:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Obama administration health official says he doubts the United States is vulnerable to a widespread outbreak of a virus linked to a wave of birth defects in Brazil.Dr. Anthony Fauci says the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus — su ...more

AP News - Jan 27, 2016 5:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the massive snowstorm that hit the East Coast. (all times local):5:15 a.m.Police in Maryland have announced the 50th death as a result of the mammoth snowstorm that pounded the Eastern United States. ...more