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C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the surgeon general by riveting America's attention on the then-emerging disease known as AIDS and by railing against smoking, has died in New Hampshire at age 96. An assistant at Koop's Dartmouth institute,...
Tags: Consumers, Tobacco Addiction, U.S. Senate, AIDS, Politics
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia. It involves turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy cancer cells. It's only been done in three...
Fatherhood may be a kick in the old testosterone, but it may also help keep a man alive. New research suggests that dads are a little less likely to die of heart-related problems than childless men are. The study — by the AARP, the government and...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The treatment beating back 9-year-old Dylan Hanlon's cancer may also be destroying his chances of fathering his own children when he grows up. Upset that doctors did not make that risk clear, his mother, Christine, tracked down...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The biggest obstacle to a Newt Gingrich presidential bid might be Gingrich himself. The twice-divorced former U.S. House speaker has admitted an affair with a former congressional aide who is now his third wife. His career...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump and her husband are expecting their first child. The "Celebrity Apprentice" co-host announced Friday on Twitter that she's pregnant. In 2009, she married Jared Kushner, a New York real estate scion and publisher of The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The shooting rampage in Arizona seems to have created a reset moment for confrontational politics, as lawmakers reflect on the repercussions of the overheated rhetoric traded on the airwaves and on the campaign trail. Members...
Evelyn O. Kampmeyer, a retired educator who was active in Republican politics, died May 14 from complications of diabetes at Abington Hospice in Warminster, Pa. The former Severna Park resident was 81. The daughter of a comptroller and a homemaker,...
Tags: Severna Park, Diabetes, Crofton, Annapolis, Bill Clinton
RedEyeIf the top 10 colleges in the nation had a spelling (and grammar) bee, which one would win? The University of Chicago, of course, if one survey is to be believed. The university was ranked No. 1 in a study by Grammarly, a grammar website, to find out...
Here's a scientific finding that may knock you off your feet: At least 80 types of fungi reside on a typical person's heel, along with 60 between the toes and 40 on the toenail. Altogether, the feet are home to more than 100 types of fungus, more than...
Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin...
HealthTwo Lehigh Valley residents will represent the region on a state panel ordered to develop a state plan in response to the growing incidence of Alzheimer's Disease. Cynthia A. Lambert, vice president for government and community relations at Good...
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