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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.
CHICAGO (AP) — The most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in rigorous practices. A total of 21 college football players have collapsed and died during conditioning workouts since 2000 — many on the first few days, when even the fittest players are often pushed too hard.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican doctors say they have removed a 33-pound (15-kilogram) tumor from the body of a 2-year-old child who weighed only 26 pounds (12 kilograms).
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Bedtime for 3-year-old Isabella Kruger now includes a bottle and a massage. This ritual has become possible again as the toddler recovers from surgery that transplanted cloned skin onto her body after 80 percent of it suffered burns in a backyard accident.
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure.
Washington Whispers will live blog the SCOTUS health care ruling Thursday.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Would you go to a drugstore to get tested for AIDS?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI?