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16 mins ago

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

NEW YORK (AP) — A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago….

KDWN

4 hours ago

The Latest: House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks (all times local):…

KDWN

6 hours ago

Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A human rights watchdog says the Philippines has one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific which may worsen unless the government changes its approach and removes barriers to condom use by men who have sex with men….

KDWN

6 hours ago

Protect against carbon monoxide as researchers hunt antidote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are on the trail of a potential antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning, an injected "scavenger" that promises to trap and remove the gas from blood within minutes. It's very early-stage research – but a reminder that, however it turns out, there are steps people should take now to protect themselves from this silent killer….

KDWN

10 hours ago

AP source: Trump to tap Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a source close to Pruitt said Wednesday….

KDWN

10 hours ago

The Latest: Military officials talk about enlistment bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):…

KDWN

12 hours ago

GNC agrees to changes to avoid sale of unlawful products

DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities say nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings has agreed to alter its practices to avoid selling unlawful dietary products….

KDWN

12 hours ago

Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state….

KDWN

12 hours ago

Congress approves biomedical bill as leaders eye adjournment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to beef up research on cancer and other diseases, battle drug abuse and speed government approvals of pharmaceuticals and medical devices….

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12 hours ago

The Latest: Congress OKs biomedical bill, eyes adjournment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local):…