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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Science Says: What makes something truly addictiveVideo game "addiction" decision renews debate over whether behaviors can cause same kind of illness as drugs
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This photo shows 1978 employment application information for Dr. Richard Strauss, from Ohio State University’s personnel files reviewed by The Associated Press. Strauss, who died in 2005, and is now accused of sexual misconduct by former student athletes at the university, once said he acted as a team physician elsewhere. But most of the universities he listed as former employers won't say if they're reviewing either potential connections or whether concerns were raised about him. (Ohio State University via AP)
APNewsBreak: Schools mum on ties to doc in sex abuse inquiryAPNewsBreak: Schools where late doctor claimed ties are mum on any connections as Ohio State investigates sex abuse claim
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Lump on Woman's Face Turns Out to Have Living Thing InsideA Russian woman who watched perplexed as a lump appeared on her face and then moved from one place to the next discovered the lump was alive. Specifically, the woman had a parasitic worm, whose movement she tracked in selfies. Per LiveScience , the woman first photographed the lump below her...
Newser13 hours ago
FILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the connection between old waste drums in the area and an old Wolverine World Wide tannery waste dump nearby. Some private wells in the area have tested positive for elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS, also called perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs. A government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country threatens human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized. The chemicals are called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl.  (Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
Report finds industrial chemicals more toxic than thoughtA government report shows that a family of industrial chemicals turning up in public water supplies around the country threatens human health at concentrations seven to 10 times lower than previously realized
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Morocco's Noureddine Amrabat, left, challenges for the ball Portugal's Raphael Guerreiro, right, during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Player union blasts concussion management at World CupPlayers' union FIFPro is blasting concussion management at the World Cup after Moroccan plays after admitting that he can't remember the previous match
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE- This combination of file photos from left shows Warren Buffett on Sept. 19, 2017, in New York, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, on Sept. 24, 2013, in Seattle and JP Morgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon on July 12, 2013, in New York. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees. The three corporate titans said Wednesday, June 20, 2018, that Gawande will lead an independent company that focuses on a mission they announced earlier this year: figure out ways to provide high-quality, affordable care. (AP Photos, File)
Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan pick Gawande to lead health firmAmazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway are turning to well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, baled plastics await pickup for recycling inside the Athens-Clarke material recycling facility in Athens, Ga. A scientific study published Wednesday, June 20, 2018, said China's 2017 decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling banScientists say China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, a medical assistant at a community health center gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. A newer kind of flu vaccine worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shotGovernment study shows newer flu vaccine was only slightly more effective in seniors than traditional shots
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C caseA New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C.
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sea Change: Gatorade Offers Sugarless VersionIs the era of sugary sports drinks coming to an end? Gatorade is launching its new Gatorade Zero this week, a sports drink with no sugar and no carbohydrates. Gatorade has long dominated the sports drink industry, but as health-conscious consumers have begun eschewing sugar, some have soured on the...
Newser20 hours ago
Idaho family sues US after child sprayed by cyanide trapAn Idaho couple who says their teenage son was sprayed with cyanide by a predator-killing trap that federal workers mistakenly placed on U.S. land near their home has sued the government
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Federation of Independent Businesses 75th anniversary celebration, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance optionTrump administration finalizes a new insurance option for small firms and self-employed people
The Associated Press1 day ago
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