Health & Wellness Features
11th Sierra Leonean doctor dies from Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A health official in Sierra Leone says another of the country's doctors has died from Ebola....
Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability
For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up seriously disabled....
A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection
Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died....
UK proposes rules for embryos made from 3 people
LONDON (AP) -- New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies....
Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers....
Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential - a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects....
Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company....
Napster co-founder to invest in allergy research
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Napster co-founder Sean Parker missed most of his final year in high school and has ended up in the emergency room countless times because of his deadly allergy to nuts, shellfish and other foods....
Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar....
Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. According to the NFLPA, the center is one of the facilities the group uses to treat a number of health-related issues....
Following the release of American hostage Alan Gross after five years of captivity in Cuba, President Obama is calling on Congress to lift the decades old embargo. Obama also announced the start of talks with the Cuba government to normalize relations, including opening of an embassy in Havanna.
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