Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day
Education / Featured / Health / Lifestyle / National / U.S. News

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence. The analysis of 2002-14 U.S. data is billed as the most comprehensive study on the topic. While it mostly confirms … Continue reading

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors
Education / Featured / Health / National / Science

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision. Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of vision loss among seniors, gradually … Continue reading

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved
Business / Health / International News / National / Politics / Science / U.S. News

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

HELSINKI (AP) — Religious and indigenous leaders worldwide are calling for an end to deforestation in an international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change, which is killing tropical rainforests. Participants from 21 countries at a conference in the Norwegian capital of Oslo are hoping that billions of people of faith … Continue reading

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data
Arts & Entertainment / Business / Education / Featured / Health / Lifestyle / National / Politics / Science / Technology / U.S. News

‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called … Continue reading

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs
Health / Lifestyle / National / Science / U.S. News

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — … Continue reading

Prosecutor: Woman in texting suicide case wanted attention
Health

Prosecutor: Woman in texting suicide case wanted attention

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution and the defense painted starkly contrasting pictures Tuesday of the Massachusetts woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly encouraging her boyfriend through text messages to kill himself. Michelle Carter, 20, played a “sick game” with the life of Conrad Roy III, prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said in opening statements at Carter’s … Continue reading

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers
Health / Local / National / Science / Technology / U.S. News

Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

CHICAGO (AP) — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There’s even a “uni-drug” that may fight many forms of the disease. What’s striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few … Continue reading

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues
Asia / Featured / Health / International News / Lifestyle / National

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — There was food and water— welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families. At an evacuation center outside the besieged Philippine city of Marawi on Wednesday, … Continue reading

The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90
Health / International News / Middle East / National

The Latest: Afghanistan: Kabul attack death toll reaches 90

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the massive suicide truck bombing that hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, during morning rush hour (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Afghan government’s media center has raised the death toll from the massive suicide truck bombing in Kabul to 90 killed. The center also says that 400 people … Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?
Featured / Health / Lifestyle / National / Politics / Science

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump’s budget director insists the administration’s spending plans won’t cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while introducing the budget Tuesday: “There are … Continue reading

Featured / Health / Lifestyle / National / Politics / Science / Technology

Military-funded prosthetic technologies benefit more than just veterans

Mark Geil, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using the namesake timber to hand-carve prosthetic limbs. The company grew, surviving the Great Depression and a fire that destroyed the plant, … Continue reading

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK
Europe / Featured / Health / International News / National / TV

The Latest: Armed officers deployed to trains across UK

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local): 4:00 p.m. British Transport Police says armed officers will patrol some U.K. trains for the first time because of the increased threat of extremist attacks. The patrols will begin Thursday afternoon. Officials say the plan is to “ensure … Continue reading

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
Health / Lifestyle / National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics / TV / U.S. News

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump’s administration and Republicans in Congress … Continue reading

Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial
Celebrities / Featured / Health / TV

Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at sex assault trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby says he doesn’t expect to testify at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial. The comedian spoke to SiriusXM radio host Michael Smerconish in an interview being broadcast Tuesday. Smerconish says he agreed to air an uncut, 82-minute conversation between Cosby and his daughters in exchange for the interview. Cosby says his … Continue reading

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
Health

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

Health

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