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  • Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors. Like many in Petare, a sprawling hillside slum of crumbling brick buildings on the eastern outskirts of Caracas, Faraiz has...

  • 7 Wisconsin districts get $3.2M in federal grants

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Seven Wisconsin school districts have been awarded a total of $3.2 million in federal grants to help them expand their nutrition and physical-education programs. To qualify, the districts have to implement programs that teach students healthy eating habits and good...

  • NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of...

  • House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water. The Missouri House gave first-round approval Tuesday to the legislation. It would require notification at least 90 days before a vote to...

  • St. Louis Co. police, DEA seek unused drugs

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police and the Drug Enforcement Administration are asking residents of the county to turn in unused prescription drugs. The drug take-back initiative is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Police say it is part of an effort to ensure that...

  • Ind. residents can drop off unwanted medications

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents will be able to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at state police posts and other locations on April 26. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration leads the "Prescription Drug Take Back" initiative that seeks to prevent...

  • Prescription drug take-back event set for Tulsa

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa residents are being urged to drop off their unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs at a take-back event set later this month at locations throughout the city. The event is scheduled April 26 at several grocery stores and a pharmacy. The service is...

  • Hawaii weighs expanded coverage for infertility

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — When Piilani Smith was diagnosed with infertility at the doctor's office and chose to pursue fertility treatment, she was shocked by what she learned. Smith found out she would not qualify for health insurance coverage for the fertility treatments that are a...

  • More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired players Dave...

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press -
    Yesterday

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to light is key....

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