Diseases and conditions

Elton John, left, and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th annual "An Enduring Vision" benefit gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
November 06, 2018 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John says he stood by the stage and sobbed as Aretha Franklin gave her final public performance at his AIDS foundation gala last year. On the red carpet this time around, John called her show "one of the greatest performances of our lifetime." Franklin died in August at age 76...
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This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the dispenser and a tablet for the company's medication Dsuvia. On Friday, Nov. 2. 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. (Craig Sherod Photography/AcelRx Pharmaceuticals via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian talking on a cellphone is silhouetted in front of a fountain in Philadelphia. Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 01, 2018 - 5:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry. The National Toxicology Program dialed up its concerns Thursday about a link to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018 file photo, Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco. A Northern California groundskeeper says he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer. DeWayne Johnson's attorney informed the San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 31, 2018 - 8:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California groundskeeper said Wednesday that he will accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer. DeWayne Johnson's attorney formally informed the San Francisco Superior Court that he...
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This microscope image provided by the Van Andel Research Institute in October 2018 shows an abnormal protein that is a hallmark of Parkinson’s disease clumped inside the appendix. New research suggests Parkinson’s, a brain disease, may get its start in the gut _ specifically, the appendix. (Van Andel Research Institute via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — the appendix, to be exact. New research suggests the appendix acts as a reservoir for an abnormal protein that inside the brain becomes a hallmark of Parkinson's. And...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:40 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There is a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer. Kansas City, Missouri, police on Tuesday announced on Facebook that a tip led officers to locate the "pilfered intestine" inside a vacant house...
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FILE - This undated photo provided by Stephanie Moyer shows Moyer's daughter Victoria "Tori" Herr. A small Pennsylvania County will pay nearly $5 million to the family of the teenager who collapsed and died in 2015 after four days suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. The family’s lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it. (Stephanie Moyer via AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 10:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A small Pennsylvania County will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days suffering from heroin withdrawal in jail. The family's lawyer said jail staff ignored her dire medical needs for days and then lied about it. With up to a...
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Police cruisers are seen parked near the entrance of the Wanaque Center For Nursing And Rehabilitation, where New Jersey state Health Department confirmed the 18 cases of adenovirus, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Haskell, N.J. The outbreak has left six children dead and 12 others sick. The facility has been told it can't admit any new patients until the outbreak ends. Adenoviruses usually just cause mild illnesses. But officials say this outbreak is particularly severe because it's affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems. They also note this strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 23, 2018 - 6:34 pm
A severe viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for "medically fragile children" has left six youngsters dead and 12 others sick, the state Health Department said Tuesday. There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30...
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This April 15, 2015 photo released by Seneca Women shows Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the Seneca Women Global Leadership Forum at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, “probably Alzheimer’s disease.” (Kevin Wolf/Seneca Women via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 10:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts says he is "saddened to learn" that Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has the beginning stages of dementia. Roberts said in a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2014 file photo, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks during a lecture, in Concord, N.H. O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, says she has the beginning stages of dementia and "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. She said that her diagnosis was made "some time ago" and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life." (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
October 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, announced Tuesday that she has the beginning stages of dementia, "probably Alzheimer's disease." O'Connor made the announcement in a letter. The 88-year-old said her diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her...
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