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  • Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

    Ann Curry to host TV show to solve medical mysteries

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:45:36 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 9:36 AM EDT2018-10-16 13:36:52 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, journalist Ann Curry attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power"  in New York. Curry has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes pe...(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this July 17, 2017 file photo, journalist Ann Curry attends a special screening of "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" in New York. Curry has agreed to anchor a Turner series that describes pe...
    Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar.More >>
    Former 'Today' show anchor Ann Curry has signed on to host a new series that attempts to solve medical mysteries by finding patients and doctors who have seen something similar.More >>
  • US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:55:19 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-10-16 13:00:54 GMT
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.More >>
    Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV.More >>
  • Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

    Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:45:24 GMT
    Tuesday, October 16 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-10-16 10:07:39 GMT
    Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people.More >>
    Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people.More >>
  • WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:15:25 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:18 GMT
    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled.More >>
    WHO convenes emergency meeting on Congo's Ebola outbreak as rate of new cases has doubled.More >>
  • UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

    UK offers prescription for loneliness, no drugs involved

    Monday, October 15 2018 6:45 AM EDT2018-10-15 10:45:11 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:16 GMT
    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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

    Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

    Monday, October 15 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018-10-15 05:04:57 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner o...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks during a hearing on the nomination of Charles Rettig for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner o...
    Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care.More >>
    Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care.More >>
  • Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

    Guards, inmates ally against state in radon-exposure cases

    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:44:30 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:10 GMT
    (Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the st...(Tom Kabelka/Republican-American via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 14, 2000, file photo shows the exterior of the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown, Conn. Guards and inmates at the institution are on the same side of a legal fight against the st...
    Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon.More >>
    Guards and inmates at a Connecticut prison are on the same side of a legal fight against the state over radon.More >>
  • AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

    Monday, October 15 2018 8:15 AM EDT2018-10-15 12:15:03 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:06 GMT
    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act.More >>
    AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act.More >>
  • Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

    Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

    Monday, October 15 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:35:03 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-10-16 01:57:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...
    Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns.More >>
    Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns.More >>
  • The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

    Monday, October 15 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:55:14 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-10-15 23:16:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York.  In a move announced Monday, Oct. 14, by the industry's largest t...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE- In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York. In a move announced Monday, Oct. 14, by the industry's largest t...
    Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials.More >>
    Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials.More >>
  • Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

    Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

    Thursday, October 11 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-10-11 17:16:32 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:38 GMT
    (Dr. Erskine Palmer/CDC via AP). This 1981 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows varicella-zoster virions from a patient with chickenpox. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the CDC says a small but gr...(Dr. Erskine Palmer/CDC via AP). This 1981 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows varicella-zoster virions from a patient with chickenpox. On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the CDC says a small but gr...
    Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease.More >>
    Worried health officials say a small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease.More >>
  • Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

    Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

    Thursday, October 11 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-10-11 12:51:55 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:35 GMT
    Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.More >>
    Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher.More >>
  • Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

    Finding answers for patients with rarest of rare diseases

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:20:50 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-10-15 21:48:29 GMT
    (Kilquist Family via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2017 photo provided by the family, Jon and Kari Kilquist sit with their children, from left, Will, Emmy and Owen at their home in Murphysboro, Ill. Will was born with a long list of mysterious symptoms that re...(Kilquist Family via AP). In this Dec. 10, 2017 photo provided by the family, Jon and Kari Kilquist sit with their children, from left, Will, Emmy and Owen at their home in Murphysboro, Ill. Will was born with a long list of mysterious symptoms that re...
    Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases.More >>
    Some patients with mysterious symptoms are getting answers through a network of hospitals that tackles the rarest of rare diseases.More >>
  • Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

    Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

    Friday, October 12 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-10-12 16:13:23 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-10-15 20:16:58 GMT
    Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year.More >>
    Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year.More >>
  • California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

    California judge mulls new trial in $289M Roundup award

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:50 AM EDT2018-10-10 04:50:41 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-10-15 16:30:24 GMT
    A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test.More >>
    A San Francisco jury's $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test.More >>
  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    Friday, October 12 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-10-12 19:54:15 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-10-15 10:46:39 GMT
    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected.More >>
    Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN peacekeeping mission staffer is infected.More >>
  • Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

    Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-10-10 10:18:14 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-10-15 07:27:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at the White House in Washington, early Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from a trip to Omaha, Neb.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump waves upon arrival at the White House in Washington, early Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from a trip to Omaha, Neb.
    President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All.More >>
    President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All.More >>
  • Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

    Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-10-10 19:28:49 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:38:11 GMT
    President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance.More >>
    President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance.More >>
  • New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:44:45 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-10-15 04:29:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office in Phoenix. As the November elections near, Democrats are focusing on health care. I...
    President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care.More >>
    President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care.More >>
  • Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Monday, October 8 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-10-08 21:07:17 GMT
    Sunday, October 14 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-10-14 14:46:52 GMT
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.More >>
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.More >>
  • The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

    The Latest: French court overturns breast implant ruling

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:12 AM EDT2018-10-10 14:12:27 GMT
    Saturday, October 13 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-10-13 20:46:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Francois Mori). Lawyer Olivier Aumaitre, center, representing thousands of women with the PIP implants, speaks during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some...(AP Photo/Francois Mori). Lawyer Olivier Aumaitre, center, representing thousands of women with the PIP implants, speaks during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Oct.10, 2018. France's top court is ruling Wednesday in a case that may require some...
    France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.More >>
    France's highest court has overturned an appeals court ruling that required around 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.More >>
  • Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September

    Thursday, October 11 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-10-11 10:54:06 GMT
    Friday, October 12 2018 12:44 PM EDT2018-10-12 16:44:01 GMT
    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September as Congo violence disrupts work.More >>
    Rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September as Congo violence disrupts work.More >>
  • Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

    Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-10-10 16:48:19 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 6:49 PM EDT2018-10-11 22:49:24 GMT
    Senate Democrats lose a Senate vote on their effort to scuttle President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans.More >>
    Senate Democrats lose a Senate vote on their effort to scuttle President Donald Trump's push for short-term health plans.More >>
  • Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants

    Top French court nixes ruling on faulty breast implants

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-10-10 08:48:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-10-11 16:28:14 GMT
    France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.More >>
    France's top court is ruling in a case that may require some 1,700 women around the world to pay back compensation they received over rupture-prone breast implants.More >>
  • Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

    Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-10-09 08:57:29 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-10-11 12:31:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma, left, waits for judges to enter the appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, where the Dutch government appealed a 2015 landmark ruling ordering the government to cut the...(AP Photo/Peter Dejong). Urgenda director Marjan Minnesma, left, waits for judges to enter the appeals court in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, where the Dutch government appealed a 2015 landmark ruling ordering the government to cut the...
    A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.More >>
    A Dutch court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered Dutch authorities to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.More >>
  • Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

    Pret a Manger says 2nd customer died from allergic reaction

    Sunday, October 7 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-10-07 12:06:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 11 2018 1:55 AM EDT2018-10-11 05:55:15 GMT
    British restaurant chain Pret a Manger says a second customer died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label.More >>
    British restaurant chain Pret a Manger says a second customer died after eating a sandwich containing an allergen that was not noted on the label.More >>
  • Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

    Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

    Wednesday, October 10 2018 3:18 AM EDT2018-10-10 07:18:04 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-10-10 22:26:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau Tomorrow Vision," under which about 1,7...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau Tomorrow Vision," under which about 1,7...
    Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products.More >>
    Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products.More >>
  • Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit

    Flint residents seek to reinstate Snyder in water lawsuit

    Sunday, October 7 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-10-07 16:56:30 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-10-10 21:02:39 GMT
    Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit.More >>
    Residents and businesses affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint are asking a judge to reinstate Gov. Rick Snyder and other Michigan officials as defendants in a class-action lawsuit.More >>
  • FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

    FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

    Friday, October 5 2018 5:35 PM EDT2018-10-05 21:35:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:45 PM EDT2018-10-10 17:45:36 GMT
    (Merck via AP). This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine...(Merck via AP). This undated image provided by Merck on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. On Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the use of the company's cervical cancer vaccine...
    US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer to women and men up to age 45.More >>
    US regulators expand use of Merck's cervical cancer to women and men up to age 45.More >>
  • Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

    Justices reject appeal of Kavanaugh environmental ruling

    Tuesday, October 9 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-10-09 14:07:41 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-10-10 17:18:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts, back left, and justices of the Supreme Court, listen to Justice Brett Kavanaugh speak during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of th...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). President Donald Trump, Chief Justice John Roberts, back left, and justices of the Supreme Court, listen to Justice Brett Kavanaugh speak during the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony of Kavanaugh as Associate Justice of th...
    The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.More >>
    The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge.More >>
  • Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

    Therapy dogs can spread superbugs to kids, hospital finds

    Friday, October 5 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-10-05 17:35:18 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-10-10 14:17:07 GMT
    (Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP). This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ ...(Meghan Davis/Johns Hopkins University via AP). This March 2017 photo provided by Johns Hopkins University shows therapy dog Winnie at the university's hospital in Baltimore, Md. Therapy dogs who visit hospital patients can bring joy, affection, and _ ...
    Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria.More >>
    Therapy dogs at a hospital children's ward linked to superbug bacteria.More >>
  • Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship

    Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship

    Thursday, October 4 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-10-04 19:56:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 6:40 AM EDT2018-10-10 10:40:33 GMT
    Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country's devastating opioid addiction.More >>
    Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the country's devastating opioid addiction.More >>
  • Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US

    Arizona company recalls beef that's sickened 57 people in US

    Thursday, October 4 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-10-04 18:24:52 GMT
    Wednesday, October 10 2018 4:49 AM EDT2018-10-10 08:49:11 GMT
    An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.More >>
    An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef that could be contaminated with salmonella.More >>
  • Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners

    Violinist, professor, pastor among 25 'genius grant' winners

    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-10-04 16:14:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 10:31 AM EDT2018-10-09 14:31:01 GMT
    A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless and a pastor who protests against voter suppression are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants.More >>
    A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless and a pastor who protests against voter suppression are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of so-called genius grants.More >>
  • HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

    HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

    Thursday, October 4 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-10-04 11:14:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 9 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-10-09 09:58:45 GMT
    HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say.More >>
    HIV-positive mother in South Africa donates liver to critically ill child, doctors say.More >>
  • Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

    Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

    Thursday, October 4 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-10-04 12:24:29 GMT
    Monday, October 8 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-10-08 21:11:12 GMT
    Alarm after Red Cross workers attacked during Ebola containment efforts in Congo.More >>
    Alarm after Red Cross workers attacked during Ebola containment efforts in Congo.More >>
  • Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Genetic glitch increases men's risk of impotence, study says

    Monday, October 8 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-10-08 19:17:50 GMT
    Monday, October 8 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-10-08 19:20:12 GMT
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.More >>
    Scientists say they've located the first well-documented genetic glitch that increases a man's risk of impotence.More >>
  • Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant

    Tina Turner reveals husband gave her kidney for transplant

    Saturday, October 6 2018 8:35 AM EDT2018-10-06 12:35:45 GMT
    Monday, October 8 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-10-08 04:30:29 GMT
    Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband.More >>
    Tina Turner has revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her husband.More >>
  • Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins

    Chemistry Nobel for using evolution to create new proteins

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-10-03 05:17:17 GMT
    Sunday, October 7 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-10-07 12:59:01 GMT
    The Nobel Prize in chemistry, which honors researchers for advances in studying how molecules combine and interact, is being announced Wednesday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.More >>
    The Nobel Prize in chemistry, which honors researchers for advances in studying how molecules combine and interact, is being announced Wednesday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.More >>
  • Ex Pennsylvania governor joins safe injection site effort

    Ex Pennsylvania governor joins safe injection site effort

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:24:08 GMT
    Saturday, October 6 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-10-06 18:30:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell speaks at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Rendell has added his force to a movement to start safe injection sites in Philadelphia. Rendel...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this June 18, 2018, file photo, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell speaks at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Rendell has added his force to a movement to start safe injection sites in Philadelphia. Rendel...
    A Philadelphia nonprofit says it plans on opening the city's and possibly the country's first supervised drug injection site with the help of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.More >>
    A Philadelphia nonprofit says it plans on opening the city's and possibly the country's first supervised drug injection site with the help of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.More >>
  • Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

    Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-10-03 12:00:17 GMT
    Saturday, October 6 2018 6:17 AM EDT2018-10-06 10:17:51 GMT
    (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, fast food restaurant signs line Peach Street in Erie, Pa. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 finds that...(Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP). FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 file photo, fast food restaurant signs line Peach Street in Erie, Pa. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 finds that...
    A government study finds one in three U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day.More >>
    A government study finds one in three U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day.More >>
  • More than 500 lawsuits against acne drug maker are dismissed

    More than 500 lawsuits against acne drug maker are dismissed

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-10-03 17:54:01 GMT
    Friday, October 5 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-10-05 17:51:42 GMT
    New Jersey's Supreme Court has dismissed more than 500 lawsuits against the maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal disease.More >>
    New Jersey's Supreme Court has dismissed more than 500 lawsuits against the maker of an acne drug that caused some patients to develop a gastrointestinal disease.More >>
  • Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workers

    Survey: Companies continue to pass health costs to workers

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-10-03 14:07:15 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-10-04 22:31:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a person looks over her health insurance benefit comparison chart which shows out-of-network coverages dropped for 2018 in Peachtree City, Ga. The Kaiser Family Foundation...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, a person looks over her health insurance benefit comparison chart which shows out-of-network coverages dropped for 2018 in Peachtree City, Ga. The Kaiser Family Foundation...
    A survey finds more companies are sticking workers with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in.More >>
    A survey finds more companies are sticking workers with a bigger share of the medical bill before health insurance kicks in.More >>
  • The Latest: Nobel chemistry winner credits team at Caltech

    The Latest: Nobel chemistry winner credits team at Caltech

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:07 AM EDT2018-10-03 10:07:04 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-10-04 20:58:55 GMT
    (Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, speaks after winning the Millennium Technology Prize 2016 during the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland. Frances Arnold, US,...(Heikki Saukkomaa/Lehtikuva via AP). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, speaks after winning the Millennium Technology Prize 2016 during the awards ceremony in Helsinki, Finland. Frances Arnold, US,...
    The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to two researchers in the United States and one in Britain.More >>
    The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to two researchers in the United States and one in Britain.More >>
  • Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test

    Berlin nightclub patrons urged to get meningitis test

    Thursday, October 4 2018 4:54 AM EDT2018-10-04 08:54:24 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-10-04 18:38:42 GMT
    Berlin authorities are calling on patrons of a nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor and get checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the contagious disease there.More >>
    Berlin authorities are calling on patrons of a nightclub in the German capital to immediately visit a doctor and get checked for bacterial meningitis after they may have been exposed to the contagious disease there.More >>
  • Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

    Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-10-03 04:26:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-10-04 16:57:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, ...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, ...
    Experts worry EPA is planning changes in regulations that could lead to higher levels of radiation exposure.More >>
    Experts worry EPA is planning changes in regulations that could lead to higher levels of radiation exposure.More >>
  • CVS pledges Aetna will remain in Hartford for least 10 years

    CVS pledges Aetna will remain in Hartford for least 10 years

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:34:16 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-10-04 16:32:17 GMT
    CVS has informed Connecticut insurance regulators that Aetna Inc. will remain in Hartford for least the next 10 years.More >>
    CVS has informed Connecticut insurance regulators that Aetna Inc. will remain in Hartford for least the next 10 years.More >>
  • Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths

    Zimbabwe in huge cholera vaccination drive after 49 deaths

    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:38 AM EDT2018-10-03 10:38:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 4 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-10-04 12:36:25 GMT
    Zimbabwe launches huge cholera vaccination drive after at least 49 deaths.More >>
    Zimbabwe launches huge cholera vaccination drive after at least 49 deaths.More >>
  • Correction: EPA-Radiation Rollback story

    Correction: EPA-Radiation Rollback story

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-10-02 16:46:46 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-10-03 23:34:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, ...(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, a CT scan technician prepares for a patient at the Silver Cross Emergency Care Center in Homer Glen, Ill. The Trump administration is quietly trying to weaken radiation rules, ...
    Is a little radiation damage actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight? The Trump administration is relying on scientific outliers who make that case as it quietly tries to weaken radiation rules.More >>
    Is a little radiation damage actually good for you _ like a little bit of sunlight? The Trump administration is relying on scientific outliers who make that case as it quietly tries to weaken radiation rules.More >>
  • San Francisco mayor weighs drug injection site, despite veto

    San Francisco mayor weighs drug injection site, despite veto

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-10-02 17:26:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:56:29 GMT
    A veto by California Gov. Jerry Brown blocking a supervised drug injection site in San Francisco has left the mayor deciding whether to go it alone on the issue.More >>
    A veto by California Gov. Jerry Brown blocking a supervised drug injection site in San Francisco has left the mayor deciding whether to go it alone on the issue.More >>
  • Man determined to walk again after blood infection from dog

    Man determined to walk again after blood infection from dog

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-10-02 18:26:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:38:53 GMT
    A Wisconsin man who lost part of his forearms and legs after contracting a rare blood infection from dog saliva is being praised by his doctor for his determination to walk again with prosthetics.More >>
    A Wisconsin man who lost part of his forearms and legs after contracting a rare blood infection from dog saliva is being praised by his doctor for his determination to walk again with prosthetics.More >>
  • APNewsBreak: Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward

    APNewsBreak: Nurse attacked at Washington psychiatric ward

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-10-02 17:16:44 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-10-03 22:03:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Martha Bellisle, File). File - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, workers rally demanding changes to the way officials assign dangerous patients to wards at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient at Washington state's largest psyc...(AP Photo/Martha Bellisle, File). File - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, workers rally demanding changes to the way officials assign dangerous patients to wards at Western State Hospital in Lakewood, Wash. A patient at Washington state's largest psyc...
    A patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over the nurse's station, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off.More >>
    A patient at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital vaulted over the nurse's station, knocked a nurse to the floor, choked her and bit part of her ear off.More >>
  • US regulators OK updated version of decades-old antibiotic

    US regulators OK updated version of decades-old antibiotic

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-10-02 23:06:45 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-10-03 14:23:49 GMT
    U.S. regulators approve Paratek's new antibiotic designed to overcome the worsening problem of bacteria resisting treatment.More >>
    U.S. regulators approve Paratek's new antibiotic designed to overcome the worsening problem of bacteria resisting treatment.More >>
  • Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

    Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-10-02 04:46:20 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-10-03 13:38:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York). Principal Scientist Jessica Langbaum, right, and her mother, Ivy Segal, 67, go over procedures for Segal's gene testing Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. Banner is conducting two studies that target...(AP Photo/Matt York). Principal Scientist Jessica Langbaum, right, and her mother, Ivy Segal, 67, go over procedures for Segal's gene testing Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 at Banner Alzheimers Institute in Phoenix. Banner is conducting two studies that target...
    Two large studies are trying to prevent Alzheimer's disease by targeting the earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact.More >>
    Two large studies are trying to prevent Alzheimer's disease by targeting the earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact.More >>
  • Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize

    Discoveries that revolutionized cancer care win Nobel Prize

    Monday, October 1 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-10-01 04:05:56 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 9:06 AM EDT2018-10-03 13:06:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE- In this April 17, 2015, file photo a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. This year’s round of Nobel Prizes begins ...(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File). FILE- In this April 17, 2015, file photo a national library employee shows the gold Nobel Prize medal awarded to the late novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Bogota, Colombia. This year’s round of Nobel Prizes begins ...
    This year's Nobel Prize winners will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.More >>
    This year's Nobel Prize winners will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.More >>
  • Supreme Court could limit execution of people with dementia

    Supreme Court could limit execution of people with dementia

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 12:56 PM EDT2018-10-02 16:56:37 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 6:57 AM EDT2018-10-03 10:57:55 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Vernon Madison. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of Madison who lawyers say suffers from demen...(Alabama Department of Corrections, via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows inmate Vernon Madison. The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the case of Madison who lawyers say suffers from demen...
    The Supreme Court appears willing to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution.More >>
    The Supreme Court appears willing to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can't recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution.More >>
  • UN: Tobacco kills not just people, but the environment

    UN: Tobacco kills not just people, but the environment

    Tuesday, October 2 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-10-02 12:36:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 4:41 AM EDT2018-10-03 08:41:06 GMT
    Health officials say smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment _ contributing to deforestation, water and soil depletion and acidification.More >>
    Health officials say smoking not only kills about 7 million people every year, but has a devastating impact on the environment _ contributing to deforestation, water and soil depletion and acidification.More >>
  • Dutch ban electric carts following crash that killed 4 kids

    Dutch ban electric carts following crash that killed 4 kids

    Monday, October 1 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-10-01 16:48:20 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 3:40 AM EDT2018-10-03 07:40:22 GMT
    The Dutch government is banning a type of electric cart used by many daycare centers to transport young children, saying that initial investigations into a deadly collision last month has uncovered "potential...More >>
    The Dutch government is banning a type of electric cart used by many daycare centers to transport young children, saying that initial investigations into a deadly collision last month has uncovered "potential security risks" with the vehicles.More >>
  • The Latest: Nobel winner Allison hears the news from his son

    The Latest: Nobel winner Allison hears the news from his son

    Monday, October 1 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-10-01 09:56:03 GMT
    Wednesday, October 3 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-10-03 05:14:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo Dr. James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in New York. James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in medicin...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, file). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo Dr. James P. Allison, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, poses for a photo in New York. James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in medicin...
    The citation for this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine says the two honorees developed therapies for treating cancer.More >>
    The citation for this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine says the two honorees developed therapies for treating cancer.More >>
  • Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

    Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

    Monday, October 1 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-10-01 17:06:06 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-10-02 21:54:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, an elderly couple walks inside an assisted living facility in Illinois. According to a study released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2081, a bone-strengthening drug given intravenously every 18 months...(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh). FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, an elderly couple walks inside an assisted living facility in Illinois. According to a study released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2081, a bone-strengthening drug given intravenously every 18 months...
    A large study finds that a bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women.More >>
    A large study finds that a bone-strengthening drug given by IV every 18 months greatly lowered the risk of fracture in certain older women.More >>
  • Health company to pay $270M over improper billing practices

    Health company to pay $270M over improper billing practices

    Monday, October 1 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-10-02 00:56:42 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-10-02 17:58:46 GMT
    Federal prosecutors say a health care company has agreed to pay $270 million in a civil claim to resolve allegations it provided inaccurate information to Medicare.More >>
    Federal prosecutors say a health care company has agreed to pay $270 million in a civil claim to resolve allegations it provided inaccurate information to Medicare.More >>
  • Concussions drop in Ivy League football with kickoff change

    Concussions drop in Ivy League football with kickoff change

    Monday, October 1 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-10-01 15:46:10 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-10-02 16:59:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - This Oct. 25, 2014 file photo shows two footballs before a college football game between Harvard and Princeton universities in Princeton, N.J. A new study published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, shows the number of concus...(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File). FILE - This Oct. 25, 2014 file photo shows two footballs before a college football game between Harvard and Princeton universities in Princeton, N.J. A new study published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, shows the number of concus...
    Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after rule change on kickoffs.More >>
    Concussions plunged in Ivy League football after rule change on kickoffs.More >>
  • Medicare upgrades its website ahead of sign-up season

    Medicare upgrades its website ahead of sign-up season

    Monday, October 1 2018 3:26 PM EDT2018-10-01 19:26:11 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-10-02 16:55:56 GMT
    Medicare modernizes its website ahead of annual open enrollment season.More >>
    Medicare modernizes its website ahead of annual open enrollment season.More >>
  • California governor rejects supervised drug injection plan

    California governor rejects supervised drug injection plan

    Monday, October 1 2018 12:05 AM EDT2018-10-01 04:05:49 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-10-02 12:40:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left, as staff members Camille Wagner, left, and Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, look on at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacr...(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left, as staff members Camille Wagner, left, and Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, look on at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacr...
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected legislation that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection sites under a pilot program.More >>
    California Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected legislation that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection sites under a pilot program.More >>
  • India's sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist

    India's sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist

    Monday, October 1 2018 2:45 AM EDT2018-10-01 06:45:46 GMT
    Tuesday, October 2 2018 1:19 AM EDT2018-10-02 05:19:13 GMT
    The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the...More >>
    The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the heart in India's capital.More >>
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