• Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without first examining them. Licensed providers in Ohio must first examine patients before...

  • National advocate for burned veterans leads Dearborn parade

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An ex-Navy SEAL who founded a national organization to help military and emergency service workers who have survived burns is coming to Michigan to serve as grand marshal of Dearborn's Memorial Day parade. Ryan "Birdman" Parrott started Dallas-based Sons of the...

  • Man placed in sex predator program sees it as life sentence

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Carlos Lively says he may be confined by the state of Kansas for the rest of his life although he completed a prison sentence for a sex offense nine years ago. The 30-year-old is one of 258 patients committed indefinitely to an expanding treatment program that the...

  • Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow a variety of businesses to keep a supply of epinephrine injectors in case of life-threatening emergency reactions. Schools are currently allowed to keep a supply of the auto-injectors. The bill would let...

  • Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

    Updated: 15 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Ragweed pollen levels are likely to quadruple for much of Europe because warmer temperatures will allow the plants to take root more, and carbon dioxide will make...

  • Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Omaha World-Herald. May 24, 2015. Welcoming young people to Nebraska Some population numbers point to challenges for Nebraska. Depopulation figures are a major worry. But other population numbers for the state reveal surprises. Some reveal positive trends. One surprise came in...

  • Virginia death row appeal focuses on 'adaptive functioning'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Arguments in a federal appeals court suggest that a Virginia death row inmate's claim that he can't be executed because he is intellectually disabled could turn on his ability to handle everyday tasks. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Illinois lake

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat. Lake County officials say the death happened Sunday night on Loon Lake in Antioch. The Lake County Sheriff's office says the man was in a canoe with another man, a woman and the cat....

  • Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's. The suspects are the gunky amyloid (am-uh-LOID') in...

  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto...

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