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Governments to Discuss Tackling Tuberculosis at UN Summit

Governments to Discuss Tackling Tuberculosis at UN Summit

By Frank Jordans | Sep 26
Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease.

Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed

Antibiotics for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed

By Lindsey Tanner | Sep 26
Advances in imaging tests, mainly CT scans, have made it easier to determine if an appendix might burst, or if patients could be safely treated without surgery.

Ken Burns Turns His Attention to the Mayo Clinic

Ken Burns Turns His Attention to the Mayo Clinic

By Mark Kennedy | Sep 25
After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.

Weight Watchers Slims Down Its Name to WW

Weight Watchers Slims Down Its Name to WW

Sep 25
Weight Watchers is trimming its name to just two letters: WW.

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

Legislation Unveiled to Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

Sep 24
With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators has unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not i

Study Launched to Test Combination Antibody Treatment for HIV

Study Launched to Test Combination Antibody Treatment for HIV

Sep 21
A clinical trial testing infusions of combination antibodies in people living with HIV has begun at the National Institutes of Health.

Cruise Ship Moors in Rotterdam with Dozens of Ill Passengers

Cruise Ship Moors in Rotterdam with Dozens of Ill Passengers

Sep 21
Dozens of cruise ship passengers who fell ill during their voyage were temporarily held on board Thursday after the liner moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam.

How to Protect Loved Ones With Dementia During Hurricane Season

How to Protect Loved Ones With Dementia During Hurricane Season

Sep 21
For the estimated 5 million seniors in the U.S. diagnosed with dementia — a set of terminal diseases leading to memory loss, cognitive decline and personality changes — natural disasters can be particularly terrifying.

Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

Judge: US Can't Deny Passport Over Refusing to Pick Gender

By Kathleen Foody | Sep 20
U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday.

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

A Year After Maria, Puerto Rican Kidney Patients Fear Death

By Danica Coto | Sep 19
As dire as the situation may be, it could get worse.

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