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  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood’s supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science. Some of the organization’s affiliates, in fewer than five states, provide the tissue.…

  • What You Need to Know About Outbreak Linked to Cilantro

    (WASHINGTON) — A surge of outbreaks related to a microscopic parasite has officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banning all cilantro imported from a Mexican state. Cilantro farms in Pubela have been blamed…

  • Jury awards $125,000 to victim of lead paint poisoning

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island jury has awarded $125,000 to a 19-year-old who sued her landlord for lead poisoning she says she suffered while living in a Pawtucket apartment when she was 2.…

  • Heroin Addiction Epidemic on the Rise in the U.S.

    (WASHINGTON) —  A top federal drug enforcement official says the heroin addiction epidemic in the United States is the worst he’s ever seen. More deaths occur every year from overdoses than gunshot wounds or car…

  • Survey: Hospitals failing to stop spread of ‘superbugs’

    WASHINGTON — Twice as many people die of infections they catch in the hospital than die in car crashes, and hospitals in the D.C. area are no better than the nationwide average in keeping patients…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in northern Iraq in new air raid ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities…

  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down. Health care spending will outpace the nation’s overall economic growth over the next…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks post cautious gains ahead of Fed statement TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted today as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to…

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance. “No longer will…

  • Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the…

  • 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…

  • Skip the pharmacy, head to the farm: Physicians write prescriptions for fruits, vegetables

    Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they’re writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s…

  • Chiefs’ Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career. Berry was cleared by…

  • Kroger Recalls Four Store-Brand Seasonings

    Svetl/iStock/ThinkStock(CINCINNATI) — Kroger is recalling four of its store-brand spices over fears of a possible salmonella contamination. The spices being recalled include Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger…