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Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics

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LONDON (AP) -- Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak....

Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears....

California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplants

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday to allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks....




Dr. Heimlich, 96, uses his maneuver to save choking woman
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The 96-year-old retired chest surgeon credited with developing the namesake Heimlich maneuver has used it to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center....

CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to battle the virus....

Report: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug
NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday....

Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients
NEW YORK (AP) -- A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness....

WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups....

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time....

UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
GENEVA (AP) -- Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency....