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How old is too old? Katie Hamilton says mothers should decide how long they want to breast-feed their children, not society.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sunscreen confusion won't be over before summer after all. The government is bowing to industry requests for more time to make clear how much protection their lotions really offer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.
CHICAGO (AP) — Condoms and other safe-sex practices have accomplished only so much. Now the 30-year battle against AIDS is on the verge of a radical new phase, with the government expected to endorse a once-a-day pill to prevent infection with the virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The real issue with breast-feeding is this: Too few infants who could really benefit from it are getting mom's milk.
Whether she was hiking in the woods, growing organic vegetables or working on her master's degree in psychology, Aimee Copeland embraced her passions with determination and a constant smile that made friends wonder if she ever had bad days.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two molecular biologists have been awarded the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.
Centenarians are one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the country.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS.
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades has prompted health officials to declare an epidemic, seek help from federal experts and urge residents to get vaccinated amid worry that cases of the highly contagious disease could spike much higher.