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Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

Nov. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments at the court because she’s home sick with a stomach bug. The 86-year-old Ginsburg was absent when her colleagues took the bench just after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts announced she was...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma,...

Residents want federal probe of cancer near Georgia facility

Nov. 12, 2019 7:04 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Residents of an Atlanta suburb want the federal government to investigate cases of cancer near a medical sterilization plant that uses a gas linked to an increase cancer risk. WXIA-TV reports some Covington residents are asking the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to...

Boston Marathon cancer charity raises more than $100 million

Nov. 7, 2019 2:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners participating on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1990 have surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark. The research center says more than $500,000 has already been raised by runners in next year's race, putting it over the threshold. Dana-Farber was...

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

Nov. 6, 2019 9:04 AM EST

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The doctors were able to take immune system cells from the patients' blood and...

Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story

Nov. 5, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 on medical sterilization facilities, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility owned by Sterigenics. The story should have made clear that Sterigenics...

Trump picks cancer specialist from Texas hospital to run FDA

Nov. 1, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday picked a cancer specialist and hospital executive to lead the Food and Drug Administration. If confirmed, Dr. Stephen Hahn of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would inherit a raft of high-profile public health issues, including leading the...

After beating cancer, Eddie Olczyk continues the fight

Nov. 1, 2019 3:19 AM EDT

Eddie Olczyk was ready to give up. The NHL player turned broadcaster was on his second round of chemotherapy for stage 3 colon cancer, and the effects were so severe that he told his wife, Diana, he couldn't do it anymore. Diana told her husband to fight for her, their kids and everyone who loved him. "We had a...

Redskins' Williams reveals cancer scare, explains holdout

Oct. 31, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams revealed a cancer diagnosis that played a part in his lengthy holdout and distrust of the team's medical staff and the organization. Williams on Thursday said he told the team of the medical issue six years ago, and the growth on his head grew...

Tifft to miss final 3 races of NASCAR season after seizure

Oct. 29, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Tifft will miss the final three races of the NASCAR season after suffering a seizure at Martinsville Speedway. Tifft was at Martinsville preparing for the Saturday rookie meeting when he fell ill. He said in a social media post that tests Monday showed a brain tumor he had...