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WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers may soon be able to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their own homes, after a panel of experts on Tuesday recommended approval of the first rapid, over-the-counter HIV test.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for a fundamental shift in how scientists hunt ways to ward off the devastation of Alzheimer's disease — by testing possible therapies in people who don't yet show many symptoms, before too much of the brain is destroyed.
Drugs can be lifesavers, but they also have side effects and dangers.
Criticism stings, but breathing, postponing the talk, and knowing how to evaluate it can help you cope.
But public health professionals say it’s vital for high schoolers to ensure their shots are up to date.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one of the many days Leo Dunson wanted to die, the Iraq veteran put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger. The loaded weapon misfired. For the troubled former soldier, it was another inexplicable failure, like his divorce or inability to make friends after returning from the war.
ATLANTA (AP) — Aimee Copeland, a Georgia grad student, is fighting for her life because of the flesh-eating bacteria that infected her after she gashed her leg in a river two weeks ago. One of her legs was amputated and her fingers will be too, her father says, because of the spreading infection.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana diocese asked a federal court on Monday to reject a lawsuit by a former parochial school teacher who claims she was fired for violating Roman Catholic doctrine by using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After 10 days in the hospital, a Georgia graduate student fighting a rare flesh-eating infection isn't letting the breathing tube in her throat stop her from mouthing questions such as "Where am I?" and "How long have I been here?"