Sunday, August 20, 2017

Health

Cases of syphilis are on the rise in Lee County. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is reporting a spike in the sexually transmitted disease, with 106 cases ...
This Feb. 13, 2012, file photo shows a Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. wellhead in Dimock, Pa.

BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of ...
In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017, photo, Walt Rowen poses for a photo at his decorative glass company, the Susquehanna Glass Co., in Columbia, Pa.

BY LAURIE KELLMAN and JOYCE M. ROSENBERG WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around “Obamacare” all but guarantees you’ll still be able to ...
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin watches as President Donald Trump talks with a patient during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced new efforts Thursday to use technology to improve veterans’ health care, saying the programs will greatly expand access, especially for ...
Graphic explains the CRISPR-Cas9 method of gene editing.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Gene editing is getting fresh attention thanks to a successful lab experiment with human embryos. But for all the angst over possibly altering reproduction ...
This is a Tuesday, April 10, 2001, file of thousands of protesters as they demonstrate outside Dutch government buildings at The Hague, Netherlands, as the Upper House of Parliament voted to legalize euthanasia.

BY MARIA CHENG LONDON (AP) — Euthanasia has become a common way to die in the Netherlands, accounting for 4.5 percent of deaths, according to researchers who say requests are ...
In this July 31, 2017 photo provided by Oregon Health & Science University, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, left, talks with research assistant Hayley Darby in the Mitalipov Lab at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington.

BY SADIE GURMAN and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health ...
In this file Feb. 17, 2016, photo, plants grow at the home of Jeremy Nickle, owner of Hawaiian Holy Smokes, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

BY CATHY BUSSEWITZ HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. ...
In this April 28, 2009 file photo, smog covers downtown Los Angeles.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration’s delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air ...
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