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CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. The American Academy of...
DETROIT (AP) — It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" — allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race. In the latest example, a white man with a swastika tattoo insisted that black nurses not be...
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...
CHICAGO (AP) — Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids....
NEW YORK (AP) — There's more than 100 pounds difference between the two defending champions who will try to eat the most hot dogs today in the 97th edition of The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island....
CHICAGO (AP) — A big new study says obesity surgery may increase patients' chances for alcohol abuse. Patients in the study who had gastric bypass surgery faced double the risk for excessive drinking two years later. That's compared with those...
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old third-grader weighing more than 200 pounds has renewed a debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. Roughly 2 million U.S. children are extremely obese — weighing...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of an 8-year-old boy taken from his family because he weighs more than 200 pounds (90 kilograms) has renewed a U.S. debate on whether parents should lose custody if a child is severely obese. The boy was removed from his...
CHICAGO (AP) — A study suggests that women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face a slightly higher chance of developing breast cancer when compared to women who don't drink. The study involved more than 100,000 U.S. nurses. The link...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More and more large corporations, including Coca-Cola, Campbell Soup and Walt Disney, are covering surgery for transgender employees as part of their health plans. The trend follows a concerted push by transgender rights...
CHICAGO (AP) — Was your kid born to be an elite athlete? Marketers of genetic tests claim the answer is in mail-order kits costing less than $200. Some customers say the test results help them steer their children to appropriate sports. But...
CHICAGO (AP) — A new study finds that one in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence the devices will help. The implants shock the heart back into a normal rhythm when it starts beating...
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