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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation. During the...
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s Commission on Narcotic Drugs has imposed controls on the production, sale and export of some substances used for the illicit manufacture of fentanyl, a deadly opioid that kills thousands of people a year in the United States. A prescription painkiller,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers. The reason for the increase isn't clear, the report's authors said. But one likely...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. government researchers say elderly people are suffering brain injuries from falls at what appear to be an unprecedented rate. The reason for the increase isn't certain, according to the new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted. The...
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Newcastle University says its scientists have received a license to create babies using DNA from three people, the first time such approval has been granted. The license was granted by the country's fertility regulator on Thursday, according to the...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities raised an alert for a northeastern state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages. Some 24,000 birds have been culled in Kelantan state since the H5N1 strain was reported March...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeast Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages. Some 24,000 birds have been culled in the state since the H5N1 strain was reported...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three women were left nearly or totally blind by a vision treatment at a stem cell clinic, in what doctors call a dramatic illustration of how risky such clinics can be. The clinic's method hasn't been proven effective or tested for safety in people, said...