Governments to discuss tackling tuberculosis at UN summit
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Governments from around the world will gather Wednesday to discuss the persistent scourge of tuberculosis, which last year claimed more lives than any other communicable disease.
Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed
CHICAGO (AP) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen's abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she'd be quickly wheeled into surgery.
Watchdog: MDs with convictions hired to examine immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — One physician appointed to examine immigrants was convicted of solicitation of capital murder because he tried to hire a hit man to kill a dissatisfied patient in Houston.
Russian Pussy Riot activist conscious after poisoning
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday he's recovering after two weeks in intensive care for a suspected poisoning while a fellow activist suggested he could have been targeted for looking into the killings of Russian journalists in Africa.
Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. babies born infected with syphilis has reached the highest level in 20 years. It is still rare for babies to get syphilis from their infected mothers, but figures released Tuesday show more than 900 cases were reported last year.
WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo
GENEVA (AP) — Insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread, the emergencies chief for the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
What's yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term
NEW YORK (AP) — If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S.
Bred-Spred to Cashewgurt: Foods that defy the rules
Creative names can be a way for companies to get around the U.S. standards that spell out what constitute a particular food item.
Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication.
UN rushes aid to hunger-stricken Yemeni district
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves.
California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change.
AP investigation: Drug prices going up despite Trump promise
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of "getting away with murder."
Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday.
UK opens long-awaited inquiry into tainted blood scandal
LONDON (AP) — A long-awaited inquiry has opened in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, 'plummeting' poverty
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump's tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren't has come into starker relief.
Swiss reject bids to improve food quality, protect farmers
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday roundly rejected two proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly.
UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016
GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.
Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids
ROME (AP) — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's errant claims on Kavanaugh, economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juggling a suddenly hot-potato Supreme Court nomination and midterm-election jousting, President Donald Trump flubbed facts across a broad front over the past week.
Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.
Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe's latest crisis
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.
Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer and health care groups are scrambling to block what they say is a move by the pharmaceutical industry to commandeer must-pass opioids epidemic legislation as a vehicle for rolling back drugmaker discounts to Medicare beneficiaries with high prescription costs.
Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions.
Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death," former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu said Friday, following a murder charge against a local campaigner for the legalization of euthanasia.

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