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Asthma on rise following Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an...

June 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Gaming compulsion may be mental issue

GENEVA – Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now...

June 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases post-Maria

Doctors in Puerto Rico say they are seeing an alarming rise in the number and severity of asthma cases.

June 18, 2018 8:20 am


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Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition.

June 18, 2018 7:30 am


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Study: Kids making healthier life choices except in diet

NEW YORK – Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk,...

June 15, 2018 1:00 am


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Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too.

June 14, 2018 4:00 pm


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Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health...

June 12, 2018 3:20 pm


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Psychiatrist uses past depression to help kids

When Mike Shooter was in medical school, he suffered the first of what he calls “thunderous depressions.” More...

June 11, 2018 1:00 am


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GOP risks fallout over move on health law

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for...

June 9, 2018 1:00 am


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Rise in suicide called a public health crisis

Suicide rates rose in all but one state between 1999 and 2016, with increases seen across age, gender, race and ethnicity, according to...

June 8, 2018 1:00 am


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Opioid death rates exceed '68 Vietnam

Slightly less than 1 percent of all Americans who died in 1968 lost their lives while serving in the Vietnam War. Yet even the toll of...

June 8, 2018 1:00 am


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DOJ will not defend health care law

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Thursday night that it will not defend the Affordable Care Act against the latest legal...

June 8, 2018 1:00 am


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Californians Face 'Real Choice' On Health Care In November

California voters will face a stark choice on the November ballot: keep up the resistance or fall in line.

June 7, 2018 10:30 am