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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study
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The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut powder helped children build tolerance in a major study....

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
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CHICAGO (AP) -- A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles....

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Marine veteran Jeff Harris was among the first to sign up when the Providence VA hospital started offering acupuncture for chronic pain....





Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration Tuesday spelled out a plan to lower the cost of health insurance: give consumers the option of buying less coverage in exchange for reduced premiums....

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The U.N. children's agency in a report released Tuesday singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth....

South Africa's new leader winning fans with morning exercise
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early-morning jogs and walks in which he chats and takes selfies with the public....

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker....

'SNL' alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Saturday Night Live" alum Colin Quinn is exercising his wit days after a heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule....

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced
Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet another mass shooting....

Few states let courts take guns from people deemed a threat
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs: expelled from school, fighting with classmates, a fascination with weapons and hurting animals, disturbing images and comments posted to social media, previous mental health treatment....