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What media teach kids about gender can have lasting effects, report says

It's not just one movie. It's not just one TV show. It's constant exposure to the same dated concepts in the media over and over, starting before preschool and lasting a lifetime --...

Research finds 1 in 3 American cats and dogs are too plump

A new study shows the nationwide obesity epidemic now includes our pets. Busy lifestyles and unhealthy diets are...

As South Sudan’s civil war rages, cholera takes deadly toll

Clasping frail arms around his stomach, Machar Weituor doubles over in pain as he slowly positions himself over the hole in his bed. Too feeble to make it to the toilet, the 40-year-old...

The Secret Language of Patients and Caregivers

For many patients and those who love them, recycled lyrics, punch lines and jingles elicit the associations of a shared past. They function as shortcuts...

Mom who shared son’s hospital bill speaks out on GOP health bill

A tweet from a New Jersey mom put a very young face on the fight over the...

AP FACT CHECK: Warped reality in health debate

The superheated argument over the Republican drive to overhaul health care has not been the finest moment for accuracy. Here's a sampling of claims from both sides as Senate Republicans struggle to revive their...

What to Blame for Your Stomach Bug? Not Always the Last Thing You Ate

“People tend to blame the last thing they ate, but it’s probably the thing before the last thing they ate,” said Dr. Deborah Fisher, a...

​3 ways to help stop the opioid epidemic​

In 2015, America's opioid epidemic took the lives of more than 33,000 people, but three simple steps...

Little progress evident as GOP hunts health bill votes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. That is deepening the uncertainty over whether the...

Legionnaire’s disease bacteria found at Florida health club

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease have been found at a health club in...