Rams defensive tackle Ryan back after suffering from migraines

Ryan returns to practice for Rams

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Clifton Ryan returned to practice Friday, the latest step in recovering from migraine headaches that kept him out of two games.

Health officials report increase in US adults hindered by arthritis; obesity may be reason

CDC: More American adults hobbled by arthritis

Report: Roberto Alomar hit with another lawsuit saying he has HIV, this time from his wife

Report: Another lawsuit alleges Alomar has HIV

China reports 38 cases of obscure mosquito-borne disease

China reports 38 cases of mosquito-borne disease

‘Little House’ star Melissa Gilbert becomes celebrity spokeswoman for anti-drug group

Melissa Gilbert a spokeswoman for anti-drug group

Muscular Dystrophy Association shaves 15 hours off its annual fundraising telethon

MDA Telethon shaves 15 hours off annual fundraiser

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

Paraguay leader returns after treatment in Brazil

Close quarters, perils of lobstering foster drug-resistant outbreaks on Maine island

Virulent skin germ grates on Maine lobstering isle

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

Donors pledge $11.7 billion to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria _ below $17 billion needed

Donors pledge $11.7 billion to fight AIDS, TB

Games fever: Spotlight at Commonwealth Games turns to sports, although dengue remains an issue

Spotlight turns to sports at Commonwealth Games

Crisis-plagued Commonwealth Games take another hit when Indian team official gets dengue fever

Crisis-plagued Commonwealth Games get hit again

Indian team official confirmed with dengue fever on day Commonwealth Games open in New Delhi

Hospital: Indian team official has dengue fever

Funnies to turn pink as King Features launches ‘Cartoonists Care’ for breast cancer awareness

Comic strips turn pink for breast cancer awareness

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

Hot topic: psychiatry experts grapple with whether to classify parental alienation as disorder

Psychiatric experts assess parental alienation

Michigan mom accused of shaving son’s head, eyebrows to fake cancer arraigned on charges

Mich. mom accused of faking son’s cancer arraigned

Mich. mom accused of shaving son’s head, eyebrows to fake cancer, get money due in court

Mom accused of faking son’s cancer due in court

Cholera in West African nations spreading at “alarming” rate, aid group says

Cholera in Africa spreading at ‘alarming’ rate

Old British navy journals tell tales of drunken sailors, walrus attacks and tobacco’s merits

Navy journal from 1801: Tobacco smoke saves lives

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

Malawi, where 12 percent of population is HIV-positive, adopts new UN AIDS guidelines

Malawi adopts UN guidelines on AIDS

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Malawi’s vice president says her AIDS-ravaged southern African country will adopt the latest U.N. health guidelines that call for putting HIV-positive people on drugs sooner.

Study: Exercise could cut womb cancer risk by 30 percent, and less sitting could help too

Exercise could cut womb cancer risk by 30 percent

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

More HIV care for pregnant women in poor countries

Summary Box: Walgreen says it has given 2M flu shots since August, could handle 15M this year

Summary Box: Walgreen outlines the flu season

Where to get help paying for costly cancer drugs

Where to get help paying for costly cancer drugs

China says 5 people in Tibet with deadly pneumonic plague, 1 dead

5 infected with deadly pneumonic plague in Tibet

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

Amgen recalls anemia drugs due to glass flakes

One in five gay and bisexual men has HIV and many don’t know it, says CDC study of 21 cities

Study: 1 in 5 urban gay and bisexual men got HIV

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

SC prison system braces for federal lawsuit on policy of housing HIV inmates separately

SC prisons brace for lawsuit over inmates with HIV

UN sends emergency team to Nigeria after more than 200 children die from lead poisoning

UN sends crisis team to Nigeria after lead deaths

Study finds more evidence that obesity is expensive, with work costs adding to health bills

Report: Obesity hurts your wallet and your health

Report: Cost of dementia to exceed $604 billion, number of cases to double every 20 years

Report: Global cost of dementia is soaring

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

Spartans coach Mark Dantonio hospitalized after heart attack following dramatic win over Irish

Michigan St coach has heart attack after win

Cancer resurgence forces Andy Whitfield from ‘Spartacus,’ leaves Starz series’ future in doubt

Whitfield leaves ‘Spartacus’ for 2nd cancer battle

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


Ex-Kiss drummer Peter Criss, a survivor of male breast cancer, raising funds through walkathon

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Study: 2 popular arthritis supplements don’t work; insurers should stop paying for them


Whooping cough in California has infected 4,000 and killed 9; infections continue to rise


Comedy Central overbooks its latest star-studded benefit for autism education, airing Oct. 21

Comedy Central plans star-studded autism benefit

CDC: Overall toddler vaccination rates are good, but a decline in measles shots a concern

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Malawi rules out circumcision as AIDS-prevention strategy, says no evidence it works

Malawi rules out circumcision for AIDS prevention

Paul Allen says follow-up test for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma came back ‘clean’

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