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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Baby Andrei has confounded doctors just by being alive: The tiny boy with twig-thin limbs was given just days to live when he was born with almost no intestines — eight months ago.
Strategies include gradually cutting back, sipping on espresso shots, and finding fun substitutes.
LONDON (AP) — Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test used to spot it.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issues of illegal immigration and abortion have split Nebraska's Republican-dominated politics, with some conservatives supporting a plan to offer state aid to pregnant women in the country illegally and others arguing that doing so would violate a bedrock GOP belief.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are investigating a growing outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 90 people in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Food and Drug Administration memo.
Expenses reach tens of thousands even when patient receives no payout, researchers say
Nine medical societies have released a list of 45 tests and treatments that patients should question and doctors should avoid in most cases as part of an effort to cut wasteful spending. Here is a sample:
Dips in hospitalizations, deaths may reflect diagnosis coding changes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Tuesday.