Thursday, June 29, 2017

Health

This Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, file photo shows a drone at a testing site in Lincoln, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found ...
This Jan. 20, 2017, file photo shows roasted carrot hummus with crudite and pita chips at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York.

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies ...

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in ...
In this photo taken March 21, 2017, a nurse reaches for blood samples taken from a patient receiving a kind of immunotherapy known as CAR-T cell therapy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune ...
In this Dec. 16, 2016 file photo, Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it ...
FIn this May 24, 2017, file photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP ...
ACHA

The state Agency for Health Care Administration has scheduled a meeting Tuesday to take input on the Low Income Pool program, which could funnel as much as $1.5 billion during ...
This April 29, 2017 photo provided by Dana J. Palmer shows Owen Murray with his parents, Sarah and Tom, for his baptism at the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola on the Fairfield University campus in Fairfield, Connecticut.

BY MARILYNN MARCHIONE CHICAGO (AP) — A study gives reassuring news for breast cancer survivors who want to have children. Those who later became pregnant were no more likely to ...
Mental health

Collier County is seeking a better understanding of the area’s mental health systems and how better to address mental health issues and substance abuse. In a workshop on Tuesday, Collier ...
This undated electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows human immunodeficiency virus particles (virions).

BY MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday changed its guidance for HIV-infected men who want to father children, saying there’s now enough ...
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