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  • Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts are warning that the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, often using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe’s measles outbreak. This trend…

  • Study: Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first peek at a major study of how Americans smoke suggests many use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix. It’s a preliminary finding, but it highlights…

  • Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

    LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a report provided to The Associated Press reveals. Researchers…

  • Millions of young risk hearing loss from loud music, UN says

    BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music. The U.N. agency said Friday that a review of data from…

  • Winter is prime time for the stomach flu

    WASHINGTON —  The stomach flu is more prevalent in the winter months, and local doctors are reminding people to take precautions and know the warning signs. While outbreaks can occur throughout the year, the Centers…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    ISLAMIC STATE-CHRISTIANS Militants abduct more Christians in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria. Fears are mounting over the fate of the abducted Christians, with…

  • Bulls say Rose to have surgery on Friday

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are optimistic Derrick Rose will suit up again this season and that surgery Friday on his right knee won’t sideline him the rest of the way. The organization sounded…

  • Chile government rejects 14-year-old’s plea for euthanasia

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s government on Thursday rejected an ailing 14-year-old girl’s plea on social media to let her “sleep forever.” Cystic fibrosis sufferer Valentina Maureira posted a YouTube video shot from what appeared…

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

    NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify…

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical…

  • Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her…

  • Heat blamed for spray vaccine’s failure against swine flu

    ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too…

  • First lady: US experiencing food ‘culture change’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a “culture change” in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts,…

  • Lauren Hill makes it through full season despite tumor

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Mount St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team held its postseason banquet in a hospital room warmed by Lauren Hill’s smile. The 19-year-old freshman made it through a full season while raising more…

  • 2nd commuter with measles prompts California transit warning

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in Northern California are warning Bay Area Rapid Transit commuters for a second time this month that they may have been exposed to measles on trains. The San Francisco Chronicle…