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NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says...
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride — if any — to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April. The discussion at Denver Water, which serves about one...
NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV. It...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The new document "seizes on the rapid shifts in science as we've learned more about this disease," said President Barack Obama, in a...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials have updated their strategic plan for fighting AIDS, setting new goals for reducing infections and deaths. The plan unveiled Thursday updates one issued five years ago. Developments since then include new diagnostic tests, a daily pill for...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine. The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease in the South Bronx. The department said Wednesday that 31 cases have been reported in the area since July 10. Two patients reported to have the illness have died, and the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nonprofit co-ops, the health care law's public-spirited alternative to mega-insurers, are awash in red ink and many have fallen short of sign-up goals, a government audit has found. Under President Barack Obama's overhaul, taxpayers provided $2.4 billion in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are taking part in what could be called the Eye, Ear, Nose and...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason by...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Astros have added another bat to their lineup as they make a push for the postseason by...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Game of Thrones" fans, brace yourselves: The fantasy saga's end is perhaps just a...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The top boss over the Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland said there was reason to pull...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The...