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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp

Nov. 14, 2019 6:29 PM EST

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — A smoke-filled stench fills a refugee camp just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border, rising from ever-burning fires and piles of human waste. Parents and children live in a sea of tents and tarps, some patched together with garbage bags. Others sleep outside in temperatures...

Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease

Oct. 29, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors were encouraged because protection declined only a little after two years, and even a partially effective vaccine would be a big help against...

Potable water returns to DC psych hospital sued over outage

Oct. 25, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A public psychiatric hospital in the nation's capital that went weeks without potable water is facing a federal lawsuit. News outlets report the American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing St. Elizabeths Hospital and the District of Columbia. The city announced late Wednesday that...

Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related

Oct. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services said Tuesday it was the state's first recorded death connected to e-cigarette use. Officials...

Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct. 10, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria raised at least $13.92 billion for the next three years at an international conference, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. The Global Fund said after the conference that Macron, Microsoft co-founder Bill...

Texas records 1st death linked to e-cigarette use

Oct. 10, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say the state has recorded its first death associated with vaping-related lung illnesses. The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed Wednesday that an older woman in north Texas died last week from a lung disease associated with using electronic...

US Rep. Maloney falters at public event, cites bronchitis

Oct. 7, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York City is explaining a medical problem she experienced during a public event by saying she is recovering from bronchitis. Maloney said in a statement Monday that she began to feel faint and that "out of an abundance of caution, sought medical attention."...

Michigan reports its first suspected vaping-related death

Oct. 4, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's heath department has announced the state's first death associated with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses. The agency said Friday that it was notified Wednesday of the death of a man whose lung illness was linked to vaping. No other details were released. Of the...

Sabres assistant coach Granato hospitalized with pneumonia

Oct. 1, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres assistant coach Don Granato is hospitalized with pneumonia and will miss the start of the season. The Sabres announced Tuesday that Granato was taking a medical leave of absence. Top minor league coach Chris Taylor will fill in on an interim basis. The 52-year-old...

16 Indianapolis students mistakenly injected with insulin

Sep. 30, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sixteen students of an Indianapolis school were hospitalized as a precaution Monday after they were mistakenly injected with insulin during a tuberculosis skin test, according to school officials. The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township says the students from the McKenzie...