Medicine
  • Esperance Zawadi, 18, lays by her 11-month-old son Steve Kwizera in a tent set outside the Kibati hospital in Kibati, north of Goma, eastern Congo, Monday Aug. 6, 2012.

    An outbreak of cholera in West Africa has infected more than 13,000 people and killed at least 258 people in Sierra Leone and Guinea.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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  • In this Aug. 18, 2012 file photo, Republican vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks in The Villages, Fla. Paul Ryan works out and watches his diet, but clean living can only go so far when there's a strong family history of heart disease. The largest study ever of heart risks in families finds that having a close relative die young of cardiovascular disease doubles a person's odds of developing it at an early age. Three generations of Ryan men have died in their 50s of heart attacks.

    A new study shows that clean living can only go so far to help people like the vice presidential candidate overcome a strong family history of heart disease.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
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  •  People with heart disease who are also depressed may get as much relief from their depression symptoms with regular exercise as with medication, according to a U.S. study.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 5:05 AM EDT
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  • In this July 2012 photo released by Karen Corby shows her son Paul at the Pottsville Free Public Library in Pottsville, Pa. Karen Corby whose autistic adult son was denied a heart transplant is using an online petition to gather support in a bid to convince a hospital to reconsider.

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.

    Karen Corby said Thursday that her son, Paul, now 23, was denied a heart transplant from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania last summer over what it said were concerns about his "psychiatric issues" and "autism," among other factors.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT
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  • In this family photo released in Jan. 2012 by Tony and Jane Nicklinson, former corporate manager, rugby player, skydiving sports enthusiast Tony Nicklinson sits at his home in Wiltshire, England, where following a stroke he suffers from locked-in syndrome. The High Court in London has rejected an attempt by Tony Nicklinson suffering from locked-in syndrome to overturn Britain’s euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life.

    Britain's High Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by a man who has locked-in syndrome to overturn the country's euthanasia law by refusing to legally allow doctors to end his life.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT
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