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  • Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan…

  • Rep: Val Kilmer undergoing tests for a tumor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Val Kilmer is undergoing tests for a possible tumor, according to his representative. Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday that the 55-year-old actor is at a Los Angeles hospital and that doctors are…

  • Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix…

  • Cynthia Nixon channels the personal to play a cancer patient

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Cynthia Nixon’s portrayal of a woman and mother dying of cancer in the Sundance drama “James White” hit extremely close to home. The actress saw her own mother die from…

  • Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center…

  • Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group’s members, ranging…

  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for…

  • Isaiah Austin dreams again after health keeps him from NBA

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Austin has gone from potential first-round NBA draft pick to getting on his hands and knees during Baylor practices, wiping up sweat when players fall to the floor. “I’m a…

  • Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group’s members,…

  • More measles cases found in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday. Figures released by the California Department of Public Health showed there are now 91 confirmed cases in the state,…

  • Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college

    BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — A small suburban Philadelphia college apologized Friday after it stirred controversy with an email advertising a fitness program to overweight students. Bryn Mawr College, a school with fewer than 2,000…

  • FDA approves ADHD drug for binge-eating disorder

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved an attention deficit disorder drug for a new use: A first-of-its kind treatment for binge-eating disorder. About 2 percent of U.S. adults, or about 5 million people,…

  • Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at…

  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Friday that decisions about…

  • Jamaica Senate starts debate on pot decriminalization bill

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s Senate on Friday started debating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the…