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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, a commuter wears a mask as smoke shrouds the Australian capital of Canberra, Australia. It's an unprecedented dilemma for Australians accustomed to blue skies and sunny days that has raised fears for the long-term health consequences if prolonged exposure to choking smoke becomes the new summer norm. (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)

Australian wildfire smoke stokes health fears in cities

Jan. 15, 2020 1:00 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Fire alarms have been sounding in high-rise buildings across downtown Sydney and Melbourne as dense smoke from distant wildfires confuse electronic sensors. Modern government office blocks in the Australian capital Canberra have been closed because the air inside is too dangerous...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listens as an audience member poses a question at a Newport Town Hall Breakfast Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the Newport Opera House in Newport, N.H. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Prompt care was key to Sanders' recovery from heart attack

Dec. 31, 2019 7:59 AM EST

Bernie Sanders suffered “modest heart muscle damage" during his recent heart attack but has since recovered well and is fit enough for the rigors of the presidential campaign and the White House should he win it, according to letters released Monday by his primary care physician and two cardiologists. The...

This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. On Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, U.S. regulators approved expanded use of the medication for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills. (Amarin via AP)

US approves fish oil-based drug for cutting heart risks

Dec. 13, 2019 5:57 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved expanded use of a fish oil-based drug for preventing serious heart complications in high-risk patients already taking cholesterol-lowering pills. Vascepa was approved years ago for people with sky-high triglycerides, a type of fat in blood. The Food...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Doctor's report says Elizabeth Warren 'in excellent health'

Dec. 6, 2019 9:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren “is in excellent health,” according to a doctor's report released by the Massachusetts senator on Friday, becoming the first in a trio of top Democratic presidential candidates over 70 to make their medical records public. Warren's last physical was in...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 photo,  Javier Rodriguez and Crystal Cuevas Rodriguez and Crystal Cuevas exchange vows during their wedding before family, friends and medical staff in the chapel at the University of Chicago Medical Center for Care and Discovery in Chicago. Rodriguez, 23, who received two heart transplants as a teenager died in hospice care, days after he married his high school sweetheart, his new bride said.
 (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Heart transplant patient dies after Chicago hospital wedding

Dec. 5, 2019 3:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A 23-year-old Chicago man who received two heart transplants as a teenager died in hospice care, days after he married his high school sweetheart, his new bride said. Javier Rodriguez was diagnosed in seventh grade with dilated cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease that predisposes victims to...