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Physicist Hawking criticizes UK health secretary on service

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LONDON (AP) -- Noted physicist Stephen Hawking has criticized Britain's health secretary for what he described as the selective use of scientific studies to support changes in the National Health Service....

Vietnam battles dengue outbreaks with 42 percent more cases

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam has been battling raging dengue fever outbreaks with more than 10,000 new infections reported over the past week stretching its medical system....

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

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NEW YORK (AP) -- If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?...




July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month....

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son....

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook....

Cambodian medic who spread HIV asks for court's mercy
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- An unlicensed Cambodian medical practitioner who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for infecting more than 100 villagers with HIV on Thursday acknowledged his mistake in reusing syringes and told an appeals court that he only sought to provide health care for his community....

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance....

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed....

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans....