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Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world....

For 1st time, over half of people with HIV taking AIDS drugs

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LONDON (AP) -- For the first time in the global AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released Thursday....

Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. Herbert Needleman was 89....





UK royals make pretzels, visit German cancer research center
HEIDELBERG, Germany (AP) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a rowing regatta, visited a cancer research center and made pretzels in the university city of Heidelberg on the second day of their visit to Germany....

McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP's reeling effort to dismantle much of President Barack Obama's health care law may face even longer odds because of Sen. John McCain's jarring diagnosis of brain cancer....

AP-NORC Poll: Most say feds should ensure health coverage
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care?...

McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis....

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation
WAKISO, Uganda (AP) -- Some menstruating schoolgirls were locked in dormitories while their peers were in class. To avoid the humiliation, others stayed home....

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment....

Q&A: How Trump could help sink Obama health law
Health insurance markets created by the Affordable Care Act may not be on the verge of collapse, but President Donald Trump could nudge them in that direction by following through on his plan to let the Obama-era law fail....

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