Breakfast Club helps former NFL players get healthy together
Kevin Mawae played 16 seasons in the NFL, earning eight Pro Bowls and three All-Pro honors. Yet the former offensive lineman found himself struggling to walk in the summer of 2017.
After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world
MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada's biggest marijuana companies, but he isn't sticking around to savor the country's historic pot legalization.
As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow
SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future.
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.
AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency.
UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency.
Rising drug prices widen gap between have, have-not patients
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For Bridgett Snelten, changing her health insurance meant enduring wild blood sugar swings, bouts of vomiting and weight gain.
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
UN agencies urge end to 'virginity tests' in some countries
GENEVA (AP) — U.N. agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests.
Mysterious paralyzing illness found among kids in 22 states
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.
Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S.
The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on drugmakers disclosing list prices of advertised drugs (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The federal government wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials.
Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries
NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Curry is getting into the business of medical crowdsourcing on television. The former "Today" show anchor has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes people with mysterious medical ailments, in the hope of reaching doctors or patients who have seen something similar and gotten help.
NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.
WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is convening a meeting on Wednesday to determine whether Congo's latest Ebola outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy.
AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health
WASHINGTON (AP) — Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it's the caregivers' health that's neglected.
UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in England will be able to write prescriptions for cooking classes and walking groups by 2023 as part of the government's effort to combat loneliness.
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near
PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tall tale on 'record' judges, income
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary.
Online natural and organic grocery Thrive aims to fill niche
NEW YORK (AP) — Thrive Market, a four-year-old online membership-based natural and organic food retailer, has successfully filled a niche modeled after Costco but just for healthy items.
Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison find themselves on the same side of a legal fight against the state, which they say did not do enough to prevent their exposure to radon.

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