Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert
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Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert

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Senate passes bill to allow wine shipments into the state

A bill that would allow direct out-of-state shipments of wine to Kentucky consumers has won overwhelming approval in the state Senate

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Tolton's cause continues to move toward sainthood

The cause of the Rev. Augustus "Father Gus" Tolton, the nation's first black priest who pastored for three years in the late 1800s in Quincy and is buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, continues to move toward sainthood.

Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down
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Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down

President Donald Trump has tipped the scales and is now officially considered obese

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Anesthesia, if limited, can be safe for baby's brain

Study of 450 infants finds strong evidence that one episode of general anesthesia doesn't hurt a baby's brain development

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging
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Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are finding clues that depression might worsen the decline

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season
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Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job protecting Americans this winter

Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks
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Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks

Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing

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UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

New Mexico reverses course on Medicaid charges for patients
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New Mexico reverses course on Medicaid charges for patients

New Mexico's Democratic governor is reversing course on plans to charge some patients covered by Medicaid a monthly insurance premium of $10 and co-payments of $8, in a departure from efforts by her Republican predecessor.