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  • New ‘super-lice’ have arrived in Md., Va., study shows

    WASHINGTON– Researchers say a strain of mutated head lice is on the move around the country  and has already arrived in Maryland and Virginia. These lice have built up a resistance to pyrethroids — over-the-counter…

  • Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research. It sent a letter Thursday to congressional leaders and included a report…

  • Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for…

  • Woman gives birth to conjoined twins in Colorado

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado hospital where a Minnesota woman gave birth to conjoined twins said Thursday that one of the babies died after a complicated five-hour separation procedure. Amber McCullough delivered the twin…

  • Compton ends season early at Barclays

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Erik Compton ended his season Thursday when he withdrew from The Barclays after eighth hole with a respiratory infection. Compton, who already has gone through two heart transplants, was No. 122…

  • Report: How local students’ vaccination rates compare to U.S.

    WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with its annual statistics on vaccination rates for little kids and, overall, both the nation and this region score high. The new numbers are…

  • Health official: States should post local vaccination info

    NEW YORK (AP) — How many kids are vaccinated at your child’s school? Federal health officials think you should be able to easily find out. Last school year, only 21 states posted vaccination rates for…

  • Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health…

  • FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines. These quasi-generic biotech drugs have…

  • Delaware given 2,000 heroin overdose kits

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Thousands of opioid overdose-reversal drug devices have been donated to Delaware high school nurses, paramedics, police departments and addiction treatment centers. The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services announced Wednesday…

  • In-ear thermometer may help women overcome fertility problem

    (NEW YORK) — An estimated 1.2 million women are trying to get pregnant and struggling. What if technology could help? That’s the question Vanessa Xi, founder of Yono labs, asked after she struggled with fertility…

  • Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they’ll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet. Medicare…

  • A look at some of the funds receiving tax checkoff donations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California enables residents to donate money to a variety of charitable causes while they file taxes. The distribution of the money lacks oversight, creating problems for funds like these: CALIFORNIA MILITARY…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS US stocks rise after Chinese market surges NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed this morning as investors took advantage of this week’s big sell-off to add to their holdings. The stock market…

  • FDA issues warning letters to “natural” tobacco makers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their “additive-free” and “natural” label claims. The agency issued the warnings…