Michigan State guard Russell Byrd expected to have surgery on stress fracture in left foot

Michigan St. guard Byrd likely needs foot surgery

Rufus is most decorated bull terrier in history, now one of busiest therapy dogs in country

5 years after triple crown, Rufus in high demand

Paraguay’s president returns home, resumes duties after treatment in Brazil for blood clot

Paraguay leader returns after treatment in Brazil

DEA drug take-back day collects 121 tons of unused prescription medicine from the public

DEA drug take-back nets 121 tons of unwanted drugs

Correction: Mammograms story

Correction: Mammograms story

LOS ANGELES — In a Sept. 22 story about a mammogram study, The Associated Press reported erroneously that researchers found that women over 50 who had mammograms had a 10 percent lower risk of death from breast cancer and that a third of that reduction was due to mammography.

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards of Britain has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine

Test-tube baby pioneer Edwards wins medicine Nobel

Navy launches online program to help sailors, families and retirees struggling with addiction

Navy offers sailors online help to quit addictions

Paraguay’s Lugo travels to Brazil for emergency treatment; doctors say he won’t need surgery

Doctors: Paraguay’s Lugo won’t require surgery

Paraguay president travels to Brazil for emergency treatment of infection, leaves VP in charge

Paraguay’s Lugo to Brazil for urgent treatment

Where’s the beef? Experts say drug-spiked meat could explain Contador’s positive doping test

Drug in beef could explain Contador’s doping test

Hormone blockers before surgery can help breast cancer patients avoid mastectomy, study finds

Drugs before surgery help women avoid mastectomies

Mammogram debate: Swedish study refutes US advice, says screening lowers death risk in 40s

New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

Marijuana tracking headed to Colorado, patients worry about harassment

Marijuana tracking on the way in Colo.

DENVER — Colorado wants to set up a first-in-the-nation tracking system of medical marijuana purchases to deter people from buying vast amounts of pot and selling it on the black market.

Report finds developing countries getting more AIDS drugs to pregnant women, others in need

More HIV care for pregnant women in poor countries

Jordan’s Queen Rania undergoes non-surgical procedure in US to correct irregular heartbeat

Jordan’s Queen Rania has heart procedure in US

Where to get help paying for costly cancer drugs

Where to get help paying for costly cancer drugs

Amgen recalls some lots of anemia treatments Epogen and Procrit due to glass flakes

Amgen recalls anemia drugs due to glass flakes

New health law ends out-of-pocket costs for many preventive services

Health law brings preventive care without copays

Mammograms offer modest benefit to women over 50, new study finds

Study finds mammograms offer modest benefit

Less invasive heart valve replacement an option for patients too frail for surgery, study says

Study backs new heart valve without cracking chest

Mylan receives FDA approval for generic version of organ transplant drug Prograf

Mylan receives FDA OK for generic Prograf version

Medical marijuana advocates say Calif. pot legalization initiative fails to protect patients

Medical pot advocates oppose Calif. legalization

Study: Early breast cancer patients survive just as long with less invasive lymph node surgery

Less invasive surgery OK for breast cancer

HEALTHBEAT: Somewhat ignored Alzheimer’s tangles get new attention, offer clue to worsening

Alzheimer’s brain tangles offer clue to worsening

FDA extends review of Avastin amid debate over its effectiveness for breast cancer patients


AP Interview: US face transplant recipient recovers from final surgery, urges organ donation

US face transplant patient promotes organ donation

In second US cluster, amoeba blamed in deaths of 2 Arizona organ transplant recipients

Amoeba blamed in 2 more organ transplant deaths

Forest Pharmaceuticals agrees to pay more than $313M, enter guilty plea regarding Celexa

Drug company to pay more than $313M over Celexa

FDA panel recommends against making Robitussin, others prescription drugs, despite abuse

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More than 3-dozen indigent Atlanta patients, many illegal immigrants, can continue dialysis

Dialysis to proceed for some indigent Ga. patients

Giants OF Torres having appendectomy, expected to be out 10-14 days

Giants OF Torres having appendectomy

SAN DIEGO — San Francisco Giants outfielder Andres Torres had an appendectomy Sunday and is expected to be out for 10 to 14 days.

Argentine ex-leader Kirchner recovering in hospital after angioplasty, stent

Argentine ex-leader Kirchner OK after angioplasty

Montana family travels to Seattle for son’s chemotherapy treatments, gets truck stolen

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Study: Stents may double risk of stroke or dying in older patients compared to surgery

Stroke stents may double risk in patients over 70

FDA adds warning labels to imaging agents that can cause fatal condition for kidney patients

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Barbara Walters returns to ‘The View,’ greeted by fellow heart surgery patient David Letterman

Walters, Letterman compare notes on heart surgery

Japan confirms its first case of new superbug gene in man returning from India

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UK drug regulators want GSK’s controversial diabetes pill Avandia pulled from market

UK regulators want Avandia diabetes pill pulled

Scandal on Canadian football team produces first positive HGH test in North America

Canadian football player tests positive for HGH

Study: Drugs to strengthen bones may slightly raise the chances of throat cancer


Oklahoma man showing progress week after receiving 2 transplanted hands at Kentucky hospital

Double hand transplant patient shows new hands

TB breakthrough: New test diagnoses disease in under 2 hours; tells if it’s drug-resistant

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Michael Douglas says he’s treating throat tumor as ‘curable disease’


Removing healthy ovaries helps women with genetic risk lower odds for breast, ovarian cancer


Venezuela congressional candidate raffles off breast augmentation surgery to fund campaign

Venezuela pol raffles breast implants for campaign

Weight loss surgeries in England rose tenfold from 2000-2008, experts worry trend may continue


Johnson & Johnson recalls 2 hip replacement systems over high rate of problems, repair surgery

J&J recalls 2 hip replacement systems for problems

Mexico’s crackdown on pharmacies selling antibiotics without prescriptions begins Wednesday

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