• VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

    HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

  • ‘It never really leaves you.’ Opioids haunt users’ recovery

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It’s hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father’s cancer pain medicine.

  • Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy to slow the progress of the disease.

  • Cancer survivor earns European Tour card at Q-School

    TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — A 6-foot-9 (2.06-meter) English golfer who battled leukemia for five years as a child has earned his first European Tour card after finishing birdie-birdie in the final day of the grueling six-round Q-School tournament on Thursday.

  • Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.

  • AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease.

  • Mulkey’s unborn 1st grandchild dealing with birth defects

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Kim Mulkey is preparing to become a grandmother for the first time, exciting news for her that is tempered by word that the unborn child is dealing with two major birth defects.