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  • NFL concussion deal could be on hold because of pending appeal

    NFL concussion deal could be on hold because of pending appeal
    Though a federal judge granted final approval last month to the concussion deal between the NFL and about 20,000 retired players, the long-running saga isn’t finished. Former player Craig Heimburger filed a notice Wednesday that he will appeal the...
  • OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test

    OraSure in race to make much-needed rapid Ebola test
    The Ebola epidemic has cooled to a simmer in West Africa, but the race to provide the technology needed to thwart the next outbreak is just heating up. OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem is competing with several other companies and research groups to...
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....
  • Jury recommends decades in prison in Missouri HIV sex case

    A suburban St. Louis jury recommended decades in prison Friday for a 23-year-old man convicted of infecting another man with HIV and endangering four others with the disease while attending college in Missouri. The St. Charles County jury suggested a 30-...
  • NY expanding HIV-prevent effort to fund support services

    New York is expanding efforts to prevent the spread of the virus that causes AIDS by funding counseling, testing and other support for infected patients prescribed the effective drug. State health officials have taken several steps already to boost...
  • The threat of tick-borne diseases growing across the U.S.

    There are more ticks in more places than ever, and they continue to spread. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine-Manhattan, calls it a "tick explosion." And the fallout is tick disease....
  • To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion

    To PrEP or not to PrEP? HIV prevention pill sparks discussion
    The drinks flowed, the pool glistened and the guests mingled at the waterfront Hollywood estate. This wasn't just another Sunday afternoon cocktail party. This was "PrEP U," an informal educational forum aimed at raising awareness of a preventive...
  • Ailments force Saints' Davis to "work harder than next guy"

    St. Mary's senior baseball player Ryan Davis is facing the final games of his career before he heads off to play at Fordham University next year. The Saints are the top seed in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference playoffs and,...
  • Medication may help slow progression of PBC

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis three months ago. I don't have any symptoms yet but wonder what I should look for. Are there things I can do to slow its progression? ANSWER: Your situation is common. Most people diagnosed...
  • CDC study of Indiana HIV cases shows most are same strain

    A genetic analysis of HIV samples taken from about half the people infected in the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana history shows nearly all of them have the same strain of the virus, a finding one health expert says is a sobering reminder of how rapidly...
  • She went from using a walker after chemo to teaching dance

    The side effects of the treatment for leukemia put Theresa Daniels on a walker; she couldn't even stand without help. Who could think of a greater nightmare for a woman who teaches dance and is a former professional dancer? But Daniels, 60, never stopped...