Coffee fiends, rejoice: Study finds java could lower your MS risk

Multiple sclerosis causes muscle weakness that can make it difficult or impossible for patients to walk, or even stand. In the worst cases, it can lead to paralysis.

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AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama’s health law

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in...

3 Austrians get bionic hands after amputation

LONDON (AP) — Three Austrians have replaced injured hands with bionic ones that they can control using nerves and muscles transplanted into their arms from their legs. The three men are the first to undergo what doctors refer to as "bionic reconstruction," which includes voluntary amputation, transplantation of nerves and muscles and learning to use...

Payment error pops up in many Healthplanfinder accounts

About 13,000 people with accounts in the Washington Healthplanfinder insurance exchange were sent emails Monday that indicated a payment of their monthly health insurance premium had been made automatically. There was one problem. In many cases, many of them saw three times the correct amount deducted from their bank accounts. To make matters worse, some consumers...

Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although...

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Exposing infants like these to peanuts before age 1 actually helped prevent a peanut allergy, lowering that risk...