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  • Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

    Friday, December 14 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-12-15 02:57:13 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-12-15 12:47:39 GMT
    A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
    A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
  • Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

    Sign-up deadline is Saturday for ACA health law coverage

    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:17 AM EST2018-12-15 05:17:17 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 7:37 AM EST2018-12-15 12:37:45 GMT
    Saturday is the deadline for ACA health law coverage in most of the country.
    Saturday is the deadline for ACA health law coverage in most of the country.
  • Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

    Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

    Thursday, December 13 2018 5:11 AM EST2018-12-13 10:11:10 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 6:38 AM EST2018-12-15 11:38:20 GMT
    More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.
    More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.
  • Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

    Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

    Thursday, December 13 2018 3:01 PM EST2018-12-13 20:01:20 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 6:38 AM EST2018-12-15 11:38:10 GMT
    Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research.
    Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research.
  • Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

    Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

    Friday, December 14 2018 6:47 PM EST2018-12-14 23:47:13 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 6:38 AM EST2018-12-15 11:38:07 GMT
    Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city.
    Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city.
  • 'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

    'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

    Friday, December 14 2018 2:19 AM EST2018-12-14 07:19:08 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:58 GMT
    'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth.
    'Young miracle:' Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak; mother died in childbirth.
  • Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error

    Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert error

    Friday, December 14 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-12-14 22:27:09 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:57 GMT
    Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month.
    Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month.
  • First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

    First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospital

    Thursday, December 13 2018 12:51 PM EST2018-12-13 17:51:14 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:53 GMT
    Melania Trump is keeping up the first ladies' tradition of a Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital.
    Melania Trump is keeping up the first ladies' tradition of a Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital.
  • Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

    Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farm

    Thursday, December 13 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-12-13 21:49:30 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:51 GMT
    US officials have traced a recent outbreak of E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in central California.
    US officials have traced a recent outbreak of E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in central California.
  • 5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

    5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

    Thursday, December 13 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-12-13 17:21:12 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:50 GMT
    Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds have been convicted of charges including mail...
    Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds have been convicted of charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the U.S.
  • Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

    Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverage

    Thursday, December 13 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-12-13 20:59:28 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:49 GMT
    A U.S. appeals court has blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
    A U.S. appeals court has blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control.
  • With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

    With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boom

    Thursday, December 13 2018 2:01 PM EST2018-12-13 19:01:43 GMT
    Saturday, December 15 2018 12:27 AM EST2018-12-15 05:27:48 GMT
    With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement.
    With federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement.
  • UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

    UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

    Thursday, December 13 2018 7:31 AM EST2018-12-13 12:31:05 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-12-15 03:47:50 GMT
    The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective...
    The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment at the body blasted UNAIDS' "defective leadership.".
  • More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

    More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 2:31 PM EST2018-12-12 19:31:20 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-12-14 22:27:56 GMT
    High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day.
    High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle thanks to a later start of the school day.
  • Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

    Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

    Monday, December 10 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-12-10 14:48:07 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 11:25 AM EST2018-12-14 16:25:06 GMT
    The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
    The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices.
  • Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

    Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

    Monday, December 10 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-12-10 13:28:07 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 11:24 AM EST2018-12-14 16:24:00 GMT
    (Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP). The Peace Price laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq, left, pose together with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo, Monday Dec. 10, 2018.  Dr...(Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP). The Peace Price laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq, left, pose together with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo, Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Dr...
    Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the victims into action against the...
    Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the victims into action against the abusers.
  • Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

    Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 2:11 PM EST2018-12-12 19:11:25 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-12-14 16:20:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Dr. Michael Hoffer, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Miami. Hoffer and a group of doctors presented their findings in the case of U.S. diplomats...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Dr. Michael Hoffer, of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Miami. Hoffer and a group of doctors presented their findings in the case of U.S. diplomats...
    Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations.
    Doctors: American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations.
  • Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts

    Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek their whereabouts

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 7:11 AM EST2018-12-11 12:11:06 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 11:15 AM EST2018-12-14 16:15:43 GMT
    Victims of alleged molestation by a physician at Rockefeller University Hospital want to know what happened to photos they say the doctor took while the abuse was occurring.
    Victims of alleged molestation by a physician at Rockefeller University Hospital want to know what happened to photos they say the doctor took while the abuse was occurring.
  • UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

    UK nerve agent survivor fears poison will soon kill him

    Sunday, December 9 2018 8:48 AM EST2018-12-09 13:48:08 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 11:15 AM EST2018-12-14 16:15:14 GMT
    A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.
    A British man who was exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok says he is struggling with his eyesight and mobility, and fears the poison will kill him within a decade.
  • Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

    Health law sign-ups lagging as Saturday deadline is looming

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 11:51 AM EST2018-12-12 16:51:13 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 7:20 PM EST2018-12-14 00:20:37 GMT
    Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people...
    Health insurance sign-ups for the Affordable Care Act are down with just a few days left to enroll, and it's happening even though premiums are stable, consumers have more choice and millions of uninsured people can still get financial help.
  • Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

    Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

    Monday, December 10 2018 1:11 PM EST2018-12-10 18:11:11 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-12-13 21:10:30 GMT
    Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.
    Health officials are reporting the most cases ever of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children.
  • New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

    New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 1:41 AM EST2018-12-11 06:41:17 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-12-13 21:00:58 GMT
    New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time.
    New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time.
  • Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

    Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs

    Wednesday, December 12 2018 12:31 PM EST2018-12-12 17:31:16 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 2:42 PM EST2018-12-13 19:42:03 GMT
    Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
    Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
  • Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug

    Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug

    Monday, December 10 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-12-10 12:48:08 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 1:22 PM EST2018-12-13 18:22:01 GMT
    Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug.
    Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug.
  • South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

    South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

    Monday, December 10 2018 5:08 AM EST2018-12-10 10:08:01 GMT
    Thursday, December 13 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-12-13 14:52:15 GMT
    South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as at 'very high risk' in neighboring Congo's outbreak.
    South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as at 'very high risk' in neighboring Congo's outbreak.
  • Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

    Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

    Sunday, December 9 2018 8:48 AM EST2018-12-09 13:48:09 GMT
    Wednesday, December 12 2018 2:02 PM EST2018-12-12 19:02:37 GMT
    One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.
    One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.
  • Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

    Elderly man evicted over medical marijuana hits another snag

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 7:31 PM EST2018-12-12 00:31:23 GMT
    Wednesday, December 12 2018 11:52 AM EST2018-12-12 16:52:27 GMT
    A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his...
    A 78-year-old New York man who was evicted from federally subsidized housing because he uses medical marijuana says the conflicting state and federal marijuana rules that left him homeless are now threatening his medical care.
  • Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

    Italian police probing deadly stampede find pepper spray can

    Sunday, December 9 2018 5:48 AM EST2018-12-09 10:48:05 GMT
    Tuesday, December 11 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-12-11 21:02:21 GMT
    Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede.
    Italian police are questioning more witnesses to find who sprayed an irritant, triggering a deadly disco stampede.
  • EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

    EKG, other heart health features come to Apple Watch

    Thursday, December 6 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-12-06 17:04:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 11 2018 2:32 AM EST2018-12-11 07:32:36 GMT
    The latest software update to the newest Apple Watch, the Series 4, will now let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat.
    The latest software update to the newest Apple Watch, the Series 4, will now let people take EKGs of their heart and notify them when they have an irregular heartbeat.
  • UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims

    UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims

    Friday, December 7 2018 9:55 AM EST2018-12-07 14:55:09 GMT
    Tuesday, December 11 2018 1:42 AM EST2018-12-11 06:42:14 GMT
    Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go.
    Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go.
  • US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

    US backers of Paris accord set up camp at climate talks

    Friday, December 7 2018 7:35 AM EST2018-12-07 12:35:35 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 5:48 PM EST2018-12-10 22:48:56 GMT
    Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming.
    Hundreds of U.S. states, cities, businesses and churches are establishing a presence at the U.N. climate talks to show many Americans remain committed to curbing global warming.
  • Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

    Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

    Friday, December 7 2018 4:25 AM EST2018-12-07 09:25:33 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 1:02 PM EST2018-12-10 18:02:31 GMT
    Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads to major Congo city as vaccine supply becomes a concern.
    Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads to major Congo city as vaccine supply becomes a concern.
  • School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

    School lunch rules OK refined grains, low-fat chocolate milk

    Thursday, December 6 2018 4:32 PM EST2018-12-06 21:32:10 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 9:28 AM EST2018-12-10 14:28:40 GMT
    Refined grains will be allowed back on school lunches, as will flavored, low-fat milk.
    Refined grains will be allowed back on school lunches, as will flavored, low-fat milk.
  • Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

    Study that took aim at 'Joy of Cooking' is retracted

    Thursday, December 6 2018 12:35 PM EST2018-12-06 17:35:40 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 8:19 AM EST2018-12-10 13:19:10 GMT
    Another study by a prominent food researcher is being retracted.
    Another study by a prominent food researcher is being retracted.
  • Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

    Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

    Friday, December 7 2018 6:58 PM EST2018-12-07 23:58:08 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 5:08 AM EST2018-12-10 10:08:47 GMT
    A man who uses a wheelchair and takes marijuana for back pain has been evicted from his federally subsidized apartment in upstate New York.
    A man who uses a wheelchair and takes marijuana for back pain has been evicted from his federally subsidized apartment in upstate New York.
  • Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

    Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

    Thursday, December 6 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-12-06 14:49:42 GMT
    Monday, December 10 2018 3:29 AM EST2018-12-10 08:29:26 GMT
    The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated.
    The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated.
  • Obama health law sign-ups lagging for 2019

    Obama health law sign-ups lagging for 2019

    Thursday, December 6 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-12-06 17:40:55 GMT
    Sunday, December 9 2018 8:48 AM EST2018-12-09 13:48:49 GMT
    Obama health law sign-ups lag for 2019; number of new customers down about 18 percent.
    Obama health law sign-ups lag for 2019; number of new customers down about 18 percent.
  • Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah

    Groups sue to block medical marijuana compromise in Utah

    Thursday, December 6 2018 3:22 PM EST2018-12-06 20:22:33 GMT
    Sunday, December 9 2018 7:49 AM EST2018-12-09 12:49:24 GMT
    Advocacy groups in Utah sued to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional interference in the gutting of a measure approved by voters.
    Advocacy groups in Utah sued to block a compromise agreement legalizing medical marijuana, accusing the Mormon church of unconstitutional interference in the gutting of a measure approved by voters.
  • Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source

    Disneyland tower suggested as Legionnaires' disease source

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 2:09 PM EST2018-12-05 19:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, December 8 2018 11:49 AM EST2018-12-08 16:49:23 GMT
    A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland guests more comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park.
    A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland guests more comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year near the theme park.
  • 1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

    1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 6:48 PM EST2018-12-04 23:48:12 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 6:09 PM EST2018-12-07 23:09:43 GMT
    (Courtesy Dr. Wellington Andraus via AP). This Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by transplant surgeon Dr. Wellington Andraus shows the baby girl born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor at the Hospital das Clinicas of the University...(Courtesy Dr. Wellington Andraus via AP). This Dec. 15, 2017 photo provided by transplant surgeon Dr. Wellington Andraus shows the baby girl born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor at the Hospital das Clinicas of the University...
    Brazilian doctors report world's first baby using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.
    Brazilian doctors report world's first baby using a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.
  • Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story

    Correction: Cheaper EpiPen Rival story

    Thursday, December 6 2018 3:42 PM EST2018-12-06 20:42:01 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-12-07 23:08:39 GMT
    Drugmaker Sandoz to sell slightly cheaper generic rival of EpiPen emergency allergy medication.
    Drugmaker Sandoz to sell slightly cheaper generic rival of EpiPen emergency allergy medication.
  • The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

    The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 9:59 AM EST2018-12-05 14:59:27 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 1:39 PM EST2018-12-07 18:39:36 GMT
    Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland.
    Environmental activists are questioning the presence of coal, oil and gasoline companies at this year's U.N. climate talks in Poland.
  • Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list

    Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list

    Monday, December 3 2018 12:38 AM EST2018-12-03 05:38:11 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 12:04 PM EST2018-12-07 17:04:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than co...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). In this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 photo, toys sit on the shelves at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than co...
    Pediatricians tout blocks, puzzles, even throwaway boxes over high-tech toys for young children.
    Pediatricians tout blocks, puzzles, even throwaway boxes over high-tech toys for young children.
  • Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

    Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

    Sunday, December 2 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-12-02 15:07:59 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 11:56 AM EST2018-12-07 16:56:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. China's government on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, ordered a halt to work by a medical team that ...(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Oct. 10, 2018, photo, scientist He Jiankui speaks during an interview in Shenzhen in southern China's Guandong province. China's government on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, ordered a halt to work by a medical team that ...
    Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's...
    Scientific consensus and regulations in much of the world prohibit making genetic changes that could be passed to future generations. But nothing stopped the Chinese researcher from helping to make the world's first gene-edited babies.
  • World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

    World Health Organization wants panel to study gene editing

    Monday, December 3 2018 2:38 PM EST2018-12-03 19:38:37 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 11:45 AM EST2018-12-07 16:45:47 GMT
    The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing.
    The chief of the World Health Organization says his agency is assembling experts to consider the health impacts of gene editing.
  • Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

    Dutch court refuses to order criminal tobacco investigation

    Thursday, December 6 2018 7:50 AM EST2018-12-06 12:50:00 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-12-07 16:30:12 GMT
    A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists.
    A Dutch appeals court has refused to order public prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against tobacco companies, in a major setback for anti-smoking activists.
  • WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal

    WHO says it can fight Ebola outbreak despite US withdrawal

    Monday, December 3 2018 2:10 PM EST2018-12-03 19:10:03 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 11:29 AM EST2018-12-07 16:29:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.  According to a WHO announcement Thur...(AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. According to a WHO announcement Thur...
    The head of the World Health Organization says the agency doesn't need Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. experts to fight an Ebola outbreak spreading in Congo, insisting: "We can cover it.".
    The head of the World Health Organization says the agency doesn't need Centers for Disease Control and other U.S. experts to fight an Ebola outbreak spreading in Congo, insisting: "We can cover it.".
  • More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

    More US beef being recalled over salmonella fears

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 10:38 AM EST2018-12-04 15:38:30 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 11:21 AM EST2018-12-07 16:21:21 GMT
    A recall of raw beef recall is being expanded to include another 5 million pounds of products.
    A recall of raw beef recall is being expanded to include another 5 million pounds of products.
  • South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

    South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 7:58 AM EST2018-12-04 12:58:56 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 10:47 AM EST2018-12-07 15:47:37 GMT
    A worldwide search is on to find donors of a rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer.
    A worldwide search is on to find donors of a rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer.
  • Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

    Utah patients can use medical pot; but concerns still loom

    Tuesday, December 4 2018 6:18 PM EST2018-12-04 23:18:56 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-12-07 15:45:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager holds a cannabis sample in Oakland, Calif. Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday, Dec. 3, and pass changes to a voter-approved ballot measure legalizing med...(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, a laboratory manager holds a cannabis sample in Oakland, Calif. Utah lawmakers are expected to meet Monday, Dec. 3, and pass changes to a voter-approved ballot measure legalizing med...
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug.
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a compromise agreement that guaranteed legalization of medical marijuana but has sparked concern that it creates too many hurdles for patients trying to access the drug.
  • The Latest: Groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks

    The Latest: Groups decry meat-heavy menu at climate talks

    Sunday, December 2 2018 10:07 AM EST2018-12-02 15:07:49 GMT
    Friday, December 7 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-12-07 15:37:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo workers decorate the venue of the global climate summit that will be held at the site of the closed 'Katowice' coal mine in the city of Katowice, Poland. The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference ...(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski). In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo workers decorate the venue of the global climate summit that will be held at the site of the closed 'Katowice' coal mine in the city of Katowice, Poland. The COP 24 UN Climate Change Conference ...
    Three environmental groups are criticizing the organizers of global climate talks in Poland for having too much meat on the meeting menu.
    Three environmental groups are criticizing the organizers of global climate talks in Poland for having too much meat on the meeting menu.
  • Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

    Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

    Friday, November 30 2018 8:09 AM EST2018-11-30 13:09:22 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-12-07 00:10:14 GMT
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic.
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic.
  • US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

    US urged to send Ebola experts in as Congo outbreak worsens

    Friday, November 30 2018 9:09 AM EST2018-11-30 14:09:04 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-12-07 00:10:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo.  According to a WHO announcement Thur...(AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro, FILE). FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, health workers walk with a boy suspected as having the Ebola virus at an Ebola treatment centre in Beni, Eastern Congo. According to a WHO announcement Thur...
    Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
    Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow U.S. government health experts to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history.
  • California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

    California wildfire emissions equal year of power pollution

    Friday, November 30 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-11-30 21:36:51 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-12-07 00:10:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, The Palace of Fine Arts and the San Francisco city skyline are obscured due to smoke and haze from wildfires. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 201...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, The Palace of Fine Arts and the San Francisco city skyline are obscured due to smoke and haze from wildfires. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 201...
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state.
    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says wildfires in California in 2018 released roughly the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced each year to provide electricity to the state.
  • Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug

    Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug

    Friday, November 30 2018 6:56 AM EST2018-11-30 11:56:33 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-12-06 23:00:49 GMT
    Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug.
    Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug.
  • Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

    Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

    Friday, November 30 2018 1:56 AM EST2018-11-30 06:56:31 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-12-06 22:54:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong. He made his first public comments about his claim to have helped make the world's first gene-edited b...(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, He Jiankui, a Chinese researcher, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong. He made his first public comments about his claim to have helped make the world's first gene-edited b...
    The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash.
    The uproar over the unproven report of gene-edited births in China has researchers elsewhere worried about a backlash.
  • Notorious for bad fumes, Madrid launches polluting-car ban

    Notorious for bad fumes, Madrid launches polluting-car ban

    Friday, November 30 2018 8:57 AM EST2018-11-30 13:57:18 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-12-06 22:29:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul White). A tourist poses for a photo taken by another on a sign painted on the road indicating the boundary of the centre of the city in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Madrid activated a new traffic restriction system Friday in an ...(AP Photo/Paul White). A tourist poses for a photo taken by another on a sign painted on the road indicating the boundary of the centre of the city in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Madrid activated a new traffic restriction system Friday in an ...
    Madrid has activated Friday an anti-pollution ordinance that significantly restricts traffic of private vehicles in the city center, including a total ban on the most polluting cars.
    Madrid has activated Friday an anti-pollution ordinance that significantly restricts traffic of private vehicles in the city center, including a total ban on the most polluting cars.
  • UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk

    UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk

    Friday, November 30 2018 10:30 AM EST2018-11-30 15:30:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 5:29 PM EST2018-12-06 22:29:42 GMT
    The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine.
    The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine.
  • Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

    Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

    Thursday, November 29 2018 2:46 PM EST2018-11-29 19:46:16 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-12-06 21:48:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, romaine lettuce sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market in Simi Valley, Calif.  After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to...(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, romaine lettuce sits on the shelves as a shopper walks through the produce area of an Albertsons market in Simi Valley, Calif. After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to...
    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks, the produce industry is scrambling to contain future contaminations.
    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks, the produce industry is scrambling to contain future contaminations.
  • Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

    Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

    Thursday, November 29 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-11-29 21:36:12 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-12-06 21:48:14 GMT
    Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, World Health Organization says.
    Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now 2nd largest in history, World Health Organization says.
  • China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

    China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

    Thursday, November 29 2018 12:36 AM EST2018-11-29 05:36:35 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-12-06 21:38:02 GMT
    A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.
    A group of leading scientists has declared that it's still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited by future generations, as a Chinese researcher claims to have done.
  • From Barron to casserole, first lady opens up on White House

    From Barron to casserole, first lady opens up on White House

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 11:16 AM EST2018-11-28 16:16:31 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-12-06 19:58:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). First lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). First lady Melania Trump speaks during a town hall meeting on opioid addiction at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
    First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the 'worst drug crisis in American history'.
    First lady Melania Trump is calling the opioid epidemic the 'worst drug crisis in American history'.
  • South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

    South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling: MSF

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 5:56 AM EST2018-11-28 10:56:28 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-12-06 19:58:14 GMT
    South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling and often don't get it, MSF report says.
    South Africa's young rape survivors need counseling and often don't get it, MSF report says.
  • Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis

    Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 5:16 PM EST2018-11-28 22:16:29 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 2:58 PM EST2018-12-06 19:58:05 GMT
    (Christian Randolph/The Flint Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015 file photo, a reluctant student is pulled into the first day of kindergarten at an elementary School in Clio, Mich. A study shows the youngest children in a classroom are...(Christian Randolph/The Flint Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015 file photo, a reluctant student is pulled into the first day of kindergarten at an elementary School in Clio, Mich. A study shows the youngest children in a classroom are...
    Study shows the youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than oldest.
    Study shows the youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than oldest.
  • Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

    Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies, UN says

    Friday, November 23 2018 6:53 AM EST2018-11-23 11:53:38 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-12-06 19:06:43 GMT
    Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies and children, World Health Organization says.
    Ebola in Congo now infecting newborn babies and children, World Health Organization says.
  • Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

    Gene-editing Chinese scientist kept much of his work secret

    Tuesday, November 27 2018 2:26 PM EST2018-11-27 19:26:25 GMT
    Thursday, December 6 2018 2:06 PM EST2018-12-06 19:06:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world's first g...(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). In this Oct. 10, 2018 photo, He Jiankui is reflected in a glass panel as he works at a computer at a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. Chinese scientist He claims he helped make world's first g...
    Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret.
    Chinese scientist who claims first gene-edited babies kept much of his work secret.
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