• Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out. Preschool-aged children who are extremely selective about what they eat...

  • 5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed...

  • Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who claim he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office. Xin Sheng "Tom" Zhou has been using bee sting therapy to...

  • New state law allows diabetics freedom to manage condition

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new state law allows diabetic students in Arkansas more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school. House Bill 1395 was signed into law by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in March. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1VVnZgG )...

  • Tularemia confirmed in cottontail rabbits in Platte County

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A bacterial disease of wildlife that can be transmitted to humans and their pets has been found in two cottontail rabbits a few miles northeast of Guernsey in Platte County. A landowner in the county discovered about 20 dead rabbits and contacted the Wyoming Game...

  • Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship. The $600,000 award from the National Institutes of Health will support scientists and clinicians studying trauma-related diseases and how the body reacts to...

  • Maine gets $800,000 for substance abuse treatment services

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment and recovery. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide...

  • Music therapy classes welcome children with special needs

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The two boys at Harmony Road Music School banged on the drums, shook rain sticks and rattles, and tried to pick out tunes on the piano. If it didn't resemble a typical music lesson, that's because it wasn't. Instructor Madison Whelan's musical games were meant to...

  • Boy born prematurely leaves Fargo hospital after 345 days

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — After spending nearly a year at a Fargo hospital, a baby boy who was born 13 weeks premature finally was able to go home to Lidgerwood. Trevor Frolek left Essential Health on July 24, his 345th day at the hospital, WDAY-TV (http://bit.ly/1VOWF3H ) reported. He was...

  • A month in, medical marijuana yields mixed results

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's first month of legal medical marijuana sales has stories of success, disappointment and everything in between. Manufacturers are urging patience as they figure out the right dosages and strains for patients' needs. Patrick McClellan's new vaporizer...

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