Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies — and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. Today, premature infants weighing as little as a pound are hooked to ventilators and other machines inside incubators. Children’s Hospital … Continue reading

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Africa-Malaria Vaccine story

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a story April 24 about tests in Africa for a malaria vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the World Health Organization is hoping to wipe out malaria by 2040. In fact, WHO wants to reduce malaria mortality rates by at least 90 percent by 2030. A corrected version of the … Continue reading

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EPA reverses course on safety of pesticide used on crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration won’t ban a common pesticide used on food, reversing efforts by the Obama administration to bar the chemical based on findings it could hinder development of children’s brains. In announcing the decision late Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that by not banning chlorpyrifos, he was providing … Continue reading

Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money
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Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Further chipping away at his predecessor’s legacy, President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that lets states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Trump’s action erases a rule, finalized shortly before President Barack Obama left office in January, that said states could not block the money. It’s … Continue reading

New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled
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New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved farther out of reach. Meanwhile, policy experts said the latest GOP health care idea could mean going back to a time when … Continue reading