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Mets' Cespedes too sore to play, may need heel surgery

Jul. 21, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after saying he may need surgery on both heels that would require an eight-to-10-month recovery, Yoenis Cespedes missed the Mets' 7-6 Subway Series loss Saturday because of body soreness and New York's front office did not publicly comment on his startling health revelation. Cespedes...

Fiat Chrysler chooses Jeep exec Manley to replace ailing CEO

Jul. 21, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Jeep executive Mike Manley will be the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobile after longtime leader Sergio Marchionne's health suddenly deteriorated following surgery, the company announced Saturday. Marchionne, a 66-year-old Italian-Canadian, joined Fiat in 2004 and led the Turin-based company's...

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

Jul. 20, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria. Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don't finish taking every dose. Malaria is caused by parasites that are spread to people through mosquito bites. Antimalarial drugs can cure the...

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

Jul. 20, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support. River, a 3-month-old female Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix, has been adopted by Ray and Diana Haneski. Diana is a library media specialist at...

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

Jul. 19, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading Thursday on...

Gene tests can provide health clues -- and needless worry

Jul. 19, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge. Burns learned that a genetic test of her fetus had turned up an abnormality. It appeared in a gene that, when it fails to work properly, causes heart defects, mental...

CNN chief Jeff Zucker undergoing heart surgery

Jul. 19, 2018 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's top executive, Jeff Zucker, is undergoing heart surgery and will take a six-week leave of absence from running the news network. CNN said Zucker made the announcement to his staff Thursday following a morning editorial meeting. His top deputy, Michael Bass, will be in charge during...

AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

Jul. 19, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer's or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would. Some 17 percent of Americans already have undergone at least one kind of DNA test, and 52 percent of the remainder say they'd like to, according to the...

Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules

Jul. 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules on medical marijuana it adopted last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter wrote Wednesday in a letter to the head of the agency. In the letter to Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates,...

Kentucky jail to get program for opioid-addicted inmates

Jul. 17, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Opioid-addicted inmates at a Kentucky jail will soon have access to a medical treatment and comprehensive therapy program in partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, officials said. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation officials think the Start Strong program announced Monday...