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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says don't delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. People who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was still strong were far less likely to develop AIDS...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says people shouldn't delay in starting treatment after being diagnosed with HIV. The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that study participants who started anti-AIDS drugs while their immune system was strong remained far...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it inadvertently shipped live anthrax spores to as many as nine laboratories and is investigating how that happened. The labs were supposed to receive dead — or inactivated — anthrax samples for research use. Spokesman Col. Steve Warren says...
BERLIN (AP) — Doctors say the week-old quadruplets born prematurely to 65-year-old Annegret Raunigk in Berlin are still in intensive care, but have been gaining a little weight and are being given their mother's milk through feeding tubes. The babies were born during the 26th...
ROME (AP) — The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday. Countries in East Asia, Latin America and the...
ROME (AP) — The U.N. says the number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty. The three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday that East Asia and Latin America showed the most progress in reducing hunger,...
BEIJING (AP) — At least 12 people connected to the privately run home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the...
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been bitten by a black widow spider her family says was hiding in a bag of grapes. WCAX-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1GA30K0 ) the 21-year-old Colchester resident spent a night at a hospital after being treated for the bite. She was...