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Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after di... Full Story

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  • Man who pulled autistic boy's teeth out sentenced to prison

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area man accused of severely beating a 4-year-old autistic boy and pulling out three of his teeth has been sentenced to two to 10 years in prison.

  • Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile
    Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes.

  • Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business
    Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drug giant Pfizer says it won't split into two publicly traded companies, despite pressure from investors frustrated by its lagging stock price, ending years of Wall Street speculation over its strategy and future.

  • Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree
    Research finds talc doesn't cause cancer; juries disagree

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two lawsuits ended in jury verdicts worth $127 million. Two others were tossed out by a judge who said there wasn't reliable evidence that the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer. So who's right? And is baby powder safe?

  • Paris OKs disputed plan to transform highway into walkway
    Paris OKs disputed plan to transform highway into walkway

    PARIS (AP) — The Paris City Council has approved a controversial plan to transform a stretch of highway that runs along the Seine River through central Paris into a pedestrian-only zone.

  • Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation
    Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientiic research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

  • Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash
    Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash

    CINCINNATI (AP) — First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers.

  • Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments
    Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

    BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that's home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.

  • Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks

    OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
    AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives.

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