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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks to reporters at his locker at the NFL football stadium in Foxborough, Mass. A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of deceased NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can't separately sue the league over his CTE diagnosis. Yet Hernandez’s death in 2017 came too late for his family to seek compensation for CTE-related suicides under the class action settlement. 
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February 15, 2019 - 12:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the league's concussion settlement and can't separately pursue a $20 million suit over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease, a judge ruled. Yet Hernandez's death in 2017...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2015 file photo, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, right, crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, stands behind glass in a quarantine room, behind his brother, Mark Kelly, also an astronaut, after a news conference in the Russian-leased Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. Nearly a year in space put Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, according to a report released on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
February 15, 2019 - 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Scientists don't know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA...
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Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, applauds at a campaign house party, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. Hickenlooper is contemplating a run for the Democratic presidential candidacy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 14, 2019 - 8:23 pm
HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — John Hickenlooper, the former governor of Colorado who is considering a run for president in 2020, said Thursday he supports universal health care and thinks the U.S. eventually should provide it. But as other Democrats already in the race endorse "Medicare-for-all,"...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump arrives on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday, Feb. 14, released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot, 3-inch frame. People with an index rating above 30 are considered obese. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 14, 2019 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put on some pounds and is now officially considered obese. The White House on Thursday released results of his most recent physical, revealing that his Body Mass Index is now 30.4. That's based on the fact that he's now carrying 243 pounds on his 6-foot...
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February 14, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A study finds strong evidence that anesthesia during a short surgery doesn't hurt a baby's brain development. The research can't answer broader safety questions about repeated or prolonged anesthesia. But it's reassuring for parents whose children face a single, uncomplicated surgery. Anesthesia...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot from a vaccine vial at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Preliminary figures released Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 suggest this winter’s vaccine is 47 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's office - an improvement from the previous year. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
February 14, 2019 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor's office. Officials are...
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Seanna Leilani Chavez, the sister of Aaron Francisco Chavez, pauses as she looks at family photos as she stands next to a shrine for Aaron, including images of Aaron on the wall, at the family home Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Tucson, Ariz. Aaron Chavez died of a fentanyl overdose at the age of 19. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 14, 2019 - 12:10 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest has become a profitable new business for drug gangs, helping push the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses. Fentanyl powder and sky blue pills known as "Mexican oxy" are being distributed around the U...
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In this Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 photo provided by Dr. Susan Huang of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, researcher Raheeb Saavedra demonstrates how to use a medicated ointment for a study on preventing superbug infections. Hospitalized patients who harbor superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use special soap and mouthwash for six months after going home, a study published on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 finds. (Susan Huang via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 4:01 pm
A new study shows a way people can cut their risk of developing a dangerous superbug infection after leaving the hospital. Patients who were found to carry bacteria called MRSA on their skin or in their nose while in the hospital were less likely to develop a full-blown infection if they followed a...
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February 12, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors already are supposed to screen new mothers for depression. Now they're also being urged to identify women at risk — because counseling could prevent depression from setting in. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued the recommendation Tuesday. Up to 1 in 7 women...
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FILE- In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo a man walks into the shade of a building in downtown Los Angeles. When deciding whether to buy, skip or toss an item, minimalists try to determine whether it adds value to their lives. Apply minimalism to your financial life, and you can shed outdated obligations and reduce stress. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 12, 2019 - 9:01 am
Christian Matney, 22, and his wife, Aubry, 23, haven't let their youth hinder them from big financial goals. The Austin, Texas-based couple — content creators at YouTube channel The Matneys — are travelers, entrepreneurs and homeowners, thanks in part to their commitment to financial minimalism ...
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