• Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks. Current Massachusetts law allows 14- to 17-year-olds to...

  • Iowa bird flu disaster declaration extended to Aug. 30

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has extended a state of disaster emergency through Aug. 30 in response to the bird flu outbreak in the state. The declaration Tuesday is the third extension of the original disaster proclamation. It otherwise would have expired Friday. The...

  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, underscoring a coming challenge for the next president,...

  • 4 cases of West Nile virus reported so far this year in SD

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials have confirmed four human cases of West Nile virus disease so far this year. The state Department of Health says the cases have been reported in Brown, Butte and Spink counties. The ages of the ill individuals range from 20 to 59. The...

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for...

  • Jets coach Bowles had offseason knee replacement surgery

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is heading into training camp with his new team — and a new knee. The New York Jets' first-year coach had a partial right knee replacement on July 6, but doesn't expect to have any restrictions during training camp practices this summer. The Jets report for...

  • Cowboys owner Jones has hip replacement, planning another

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has undergone left hip replacement surgery. He plans to be with the team as usual when training camp starts in California this week. Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple says Jones had the procedure last Tuesday and "has been mobile and...

  • 5 more cases of rabbit fever reported in Weld County

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease. The county health department reported Tuesday that the men who got...

  • Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic...

  • Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. A spokesperson for the state Department of Health says Tuesday that the agency intends to identify the winning applicants for five available...

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