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EU criticizes Russian law easing domestic violence penaltiesA senior European Union official is criticizing new Russian legislation decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence and urging Moscow to reverse it
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lovin talks during an interview with the Associated Press in Brussel, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Organizers say some 50 countries signed up at short notice to attend Thursday's global family planning conference specifically called to see how nations can make up for a funding gap of about half a billion dollars left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to organizations linked to legal abortion. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
50 nations seek to counter US ban on family planning fundsSome 50 countries have signed up to attend a family planning conference in Brussels aimed at making up the gap left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion, organizers said Wednesday
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 file photo, health workers in full protective gear collect dead chickens killed by using carbon dioxide,  after bird flu was found in some birds at a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization says it has noticed mutations in the bird flu virus that is now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people still remains low. In a press briefing Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the U.N. health agency said in about 7 percent of the people infected with the H7N9 strain of bird flu, scientists have identified genetic changes suggesting the viruses are resistant to Tamiflu, the recommended treatment for the disease.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread lowThe World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This image provided by Facebook shows a demonstration of live reporter support, an example of one of the company's suicide prevention tools. Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, adding ways for crisis workers to reach out to people through Messenger. It’s also adding options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live and is streamlining the process to report posts about suicide or self-injury. Facebook has had suicide prevention tools for more than a decade. (Facebook via AP)
Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live videoFacebook is beefing up the suicide prevention tools that have been part of the social network for a decade
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, Dr. Mark Whitten, left, shows Christianne Krupinsky that almost immediately she can begin reading with out glasses following a short eye surgery procedure in Washington. Whitten inserted a Raindrop inlay into one of Krupinsky's eyes, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. This new kind of eye implant corrects presbyopia, the need for reading glasses that eventually hits all of us, usually starting in the 40s. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Those with blurry close-up vision get some new helpAn eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This October 2016 photo supplied by Simplot Plant Sciences shows Innate Gen. 2 potatoes surviving in a field infected with late blight disease at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Federal officials said three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat. (Nico Champouret/Simplot Plant Sciences via AP)
US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoesFederal officials say three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials, Gen XColorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE- This Feb. 18, 2017 file photo shows Minnesota Wild's Jason Pominville skating during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with mumps and must miss at least three games. The Wild announced Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 shortly before faceoff against Los Angeles, that Parise and Pominville have the highly contagious virus along with other members of the organization. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Mumps the word: Players hope NHL can contain latest outbreakThe return of the mumps has NHL players counting on the league being better equipped to deal with the second outbreak of the virus in a little over two years
The Associated Press20 hours ago
In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, Dr. Mark Whitten, left, shows Christianne Krupinsky that almost immediately she can begin reading with out glasses following a short eye surgery procedure in Washington. Whitten inserted a Raindrop inlay into one of Krupinsky's eyes, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. This new kind of eye implant corrects presbyopia, the need for reading glasses that eventually hits all of us, usually starting in the 40s. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
New help for that bane of middle-age: blurry close-up visionAn eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this May 2016 photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. The experimental gene therapy, called CAR-T cell, turns a patient's own blood cells into specialized cancer killers and worked in the study, with more than one third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. (Kite Pharma via AP)
Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major studyAn experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday
The Associated Press1 day ago
Federal appeals court rejects egg-labeling lawsuitA federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit that sought to require labels on egg cartons indicating the conditions in which the chickens were raised
The Associated Press1 day ago
President Donald Trump meets with health insurance company CEOs, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with riftsPresident Donald Trump says that that "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated."
The Associated Press1 day ago
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