Diseases and conditions

In this 2016 photo provided by the University of Washington, Dr. Linda Vorvick examines Heather VanDusen at the UW Medicine Neighborhood Smokey Point clinic in Arlington, Wash. When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. (Clare McLean/UW Medicine via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 2:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable...
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September 22, 2018 - 4:56 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The...
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In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island; without treatment, the patients would die. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (AP) — As weeks turned into months, the seats of the small plane began to empty out. In the beginning, 15 passengers flew from Vieques to the Puerto Rican mainland — refugees from Hurricane Maria. The storm had ruined the only dialysis center on this tiny island, their home;...
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This photo provided by the Cinema For Peace Foundation shows Pjotr Wersilow, member of the Russian Punk band 'Pussy Riot' receiving medical treatment in an ambulance as he arrives at the Schoenafeld airport in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Cinema for Peace Foundation/dpa via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 12:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible. Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say Verzilov a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details...
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This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Figures from a 2017 survey released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, show fewer people used heroin for the first time compared to the previous year, and fewer Americans misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 14, 2018 - 6:39 pm
Figures from a U.S. government survey released Friday show some progress in the fight against the ongoing opioid addiction crisis with fewer people in 2017 using heroin for the first time compared to the previous year. The number of new users of heroin decreased from 170,000 in 2016 to 81,000 in...
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In this video grab provided by the RT channel , Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov attend their first public appearance in an interview with the Kremlin-funded RT channel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Russian television on Thursday, saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. (RT channel video via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday. Britain charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov last week with trying to kill double agent Sergei Skripal and his...
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September 14, 2018 - 5:34 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week, bringing the total deaths from West Nile virus to 21. The National Public Health Institute Friday reported 30 new cases of people getting sick after being bitten by mosquitoes...
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FILE In this file grab taken from CCTV and issued by the Metropolitan Police in London on Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov walk on Fisherton Road, Salisbury, England on March 4, 2018. President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 that Russia has identified the two men that Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, and that there is "nothing criminal" about them. (Metropolitan Police via AP, File)
September 13, 2018 - 6:59 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Russian television on Thursday, saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov made their first public appearance in an...
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September 12, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WELLNGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's largest company, which sells dairy products, said Thursday it will completely review its business investments after a disastrous financial year saw it post its first-ever loss. Fonterra lost hundreds of millions of dollars on its investments in China and...
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