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  • Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey’s forearms were heavily bandaged…

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    US analyst Jonathan Pollard, who spied for Israel, to be paroled in November after 30 years WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international…

  • Dodgers’ Turner goes to emergency room with leg infection

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner went to an emergency room Tuesday for treatment on a pimple on his leg that turned into an infection. Turner was scratched from the Dodgers’ lineup…

  • Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

    MIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87. Peter Jude says his father died early Tuesday in Coral Gables after an extended…

  • Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan…

  • Gilead beats Street 2Q forecasts on surge in sales, profit

    Blockbuster hepatitis C medicine Harvoni propelled Gilead Sciences Inc.’s second-quarter profit up 23 percent as total revenue for the biotech drugmaker jumped 26 percent and it raised its 2015 sales forecast for the second time.…

  • FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Reshape Medical’s balloon as another…

  • Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from…

  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over. Spending on health care will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday,…

  • US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for…

  • Autopsy: Artist’s 1959 death may have followed fall or push

    NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A forensic pathologist says the mysterious 1959 death of a Connecticut artist was the result of hypothermia but he may have been assaulted or pushed to the ground. Pathologist Michael Baden…

  • Gov. Larry Hogan shares photo of bald head after chemo treatments

    WASHINGTON — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is showing off a new look after his second round of chemotherapy. On Tuesday, Hogan — who announced in June he has non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — shared a photo on his…

  • 5 Summer Fresh Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

    No food screams summer the way watermelon does. The sweet, juicy, vibrant fruit is the perfect treat on a hot summer day. And aside from being delicious, watermelon is also a nutritious addition to your…

  • Romanian officials raid homes in medicines corruption probe

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs. A statement from the…

  • Correction: San Francisco-Soda Warning story

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story July 26 about a lawsuit against San Francisco by the American Beverage Association, The Associated Press reported erroneously where the city’s health warning labels would be posted. The…