Health

In this Nov. 22, 2019, photo, Charles Flagg, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease, receives the contents of an intravenous bag while participating in a study on the drug Aducanumab at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I. New results were released on the experimental medicine whose maker claims it can slow the decline of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 05, 2019 - 3:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday but left them sharply divided over whether there’s enough evidence of effectiveness for the medicine to warrant federal approval. Excitement and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 3:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Members of the family that own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma say they will push to reverse Tufts University's decision to strip their name from campus facilities and programs. Daniel Connolly, an attorney for several members of the Sackler family, issued a statement Thursday saying...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:27 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, a sign at an entrance to Tufts School of Medicine, in Boston, identifies the address as the Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education. Tufts announced Thursday, Dec. 5, it will strip the Sackler name from all of its institutions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
December 05, 2019 - 1:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family's role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the...
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December 05, 2019 - 12:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A company that claims to have the first drug to slow mental decline from Alzheimer's disease made its case to scientists Thursday, disclosing more results that may help explain why one study of the experimental medicine succeeded and another failed. Excitement and skepticism have...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, a woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia. Accidental cuts and bruises to the face, head and neck from cellphones are sending increasing numbers of Americans to the emergency room, according to a study that estimates 76,000 cases over nine years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 05, 2019 - 11:40 am
Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2019, file photo, a woman browses her smartphone in Philadelphia. Accidental cuts and bruises to the face, head and neck from cellphones are sending increasing numbers of Americans to the emergency room, according to a study that estimates 76,000 cases over nine years. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 05, 2019 - 11:19 am
Add facial cuts, bruises and fractures to the risks from cellphones and carelessly using them. That's according to a study published Thursday that found a spike in U.S. emergency room treatment for these mostly minor injuries. The research was led by a facial plastic surgeon whose patients include...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to make a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 05, 2019 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will hold a showdown vote next week on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill empowering Medicare to negotiate prices for costly prescription drugs, her office announced Thursday. Democrats have said they would plow billions of dollars in projected savings from the legislation into...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 30, 2018 file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization prepares vaccines to give to front line aid workers, in Mbandaka, Congo. The vaccine alliance GAVI has announced on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, in a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. GAVI is a public-private partnership that includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank, among others. (AP Photo/(AP Photo/Sam Mednick, file)
December 05, 2019 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — The vaccine alliance GAVI announced Thursday it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a decision that health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. The public-private partnership includes the...
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December 05, 2019 - 8:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The vaccine alliance GAVI announced it would invest $178 million to create a global stockpile of about 500,000 Ebola vaccines, a move health officials say could help prevent future outbreaks from spiraling out of control. GAVI is a public-private partnership that includes the World...
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