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Throughout his life, Yusuke Kirimoto was overweight. He is pictured here in December 2006 with his wife and daughter in their Westminster, Colorado, home. Kirimoto and his daughter Sara cook together in December 2010. His weight at the time… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A company that was awarded a medical marijuana dispensary license in Lowell and is vying for licenses in Boston and Greenfield appears to have overstated the scope of its operations at a counseling and research program for HIV and… Read more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WGGB) — The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that enterovirus (EV-D68) has entered Connecticut. Officials with the Conn. Department of Public Health say that the CDC made the confirmation on… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy of UMass Medical School) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doctors in Nebraska treating a U.S. doctor battling the Ebola virus say they now expect him to make a full recovery. Fifty-one-year-old Rick Sacra contracted Ebola while working at… Read more

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NEW YORK (WGGB) — Two viruses – Ebola and Enterovirus – continue to make headlines across the country and around the world. ABC’s Chief Health and Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser joined ABC40’s Tom Lewis and Emily Volz to discuss the… Read more

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By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is sharply criticizing a report that puts a price tag of about $1 billion on the implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act in Massachusetts. The Pioneer Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank,… Read more

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By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a… Read more

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(WGGB) — High cholesterol affects more than 100 million Americans, making statins one of the most-prescribed drugs in the country. However, when it comes to choosing those drugs, a new study shows that generic drugs lead to more effective… Read more

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By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign with a focus on engaging men in the fight. The campaign called “It’s On… Read more

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) By JENNIFER C. KERR and LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press CANTON, Mass. (AP) — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man… Read more

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At her heaviest, Angela Baldwin was 350 pounds. Baldwin says she was overweight for her entire life. On a whim, Baldwin joined her friend in a dance fitness class in 2013. To her surprise, she discovered she enjoyed the class and began… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, file) by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a new weight-loss drug called Contrave, the third in a string of approvals for anti-obesity treatments. The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is approved for use by people who have a… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, in addition to the $10 million the foundation has… Read more