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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian baby born with virtually no intestines who confounded doctors by tenaciously clinging to life and captured international attention and offers of medical help, died on Thursday. He was nine months old.
The picture is mixed, but thumbs up for vitamin D and calcium.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When your child's doctor orders a CT scan, X-ray or similar test, there are two big questions: Is the scan really needed? And if so, will it deliver a child-sized or adult-sized dose of radiation?
BOSTON (AP) — Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to an annual projection released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.
Awareness of these common health issues is an important step toward aging well.
Shortages are still an issue, however
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthier snacks in sports arenas.
More care isn’t always better, and too much may be harmful.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but don't take in those pants yet.