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  • Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies

    Yesterday

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana. A spokesman at the Daly-Leach Chapel said Wilhelm "Willy" Burgdorfer died from complications of Parkinson's disease...

  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

    Yesterday

    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm's report focused on the...

  • Raczynski, Phillips pledge $1 million to UAMS

    Yesterday

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The dean of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and his wife have pledged a planned estate gift of $1 million to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The donation from Jim Raczynski and Martha Phillips will establish the Raczynski Phillips...

  • Egypt acquits doctor in female genital mutilation

    Yesterday

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation that led to a 13-year-old girl's death in a Nile Delta village, the country's first trial on charges of breaking the ban on the practice. The verdict surprised activists...

  • Food and face-lift scandals rock Lebanon

    Yesterday

    BEIRUT (AP) — It is often said that Lebanon has only two things going for it, food and plastic surgery. This week, both industries took a hit as Lebanon's health minister revealed that dozens of restaurants and supermarkets across the country were selling food contaminated with sewage...

  • Clarification: Lauren's Fight story

    Yesterday

    CINCINNATI (AP) — In a story Nov. 18, The Associated Press reported that Xavier University made a $58,776 donation to cancer research on behalf of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill. The story should have specified that Mount St. Joseph was a partner in the donation.

  • Winds, snow, cold make Michigan roads hazardous

    Yesterday

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Windy weather, a fresh coating of snow and cold temperatures are combining to create hazardous driving conditions and dozens of crashes around Michigan. The National Weather Service says 7 more inches of snow fell Wednesday night and Thursday morning in...

  • Group calls on Hy-Vee stores to end tobacco sales

    Yesterday

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's largest grocery store chain should stop selling tobacco products to demonstrate its oft-stated commitment to health and wellness, anti-smoking activists said Thursday. The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance launched a campaign asking Hy-Vee, Inc. to ban...

  • Ruling: Mississippi abortion law remains blocked

    Yesterday

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it won't reconsider its earlier ruling that a 2012 Mississippi abortion law is unconstitutional. The decision means the law remains blocked and Mississippi's only abortion clinic remains open. The law required abortion...

  • Pittsburgh-area seeing syphilis spike, men blamed

    Yesterday

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh area is seeing a dramatic increase in new syphilis cases, primarily among men who have reported having sex with other men. The Allegheny County Health Department says 90 percent of the new cases were men, the majority of them reporting same-sex...

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