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BEIJING (AP) — Schools across China have been ordered to remove running tracks made from toxic materials that have been blamed for sickening students, in the latest in a long line of product scandals blamed on corruption and weak oversight. A statement on the Education Ministry'...
BEIJING (AP) — China's Education Ministry has ordered schools to remove running tracks made from toxic materials that have been blamed for sickening students. A ministry statement said nationwide inspections have been ordered over the summer school break. One Beijing school has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate Republicans have reached agreement on a $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus, but the measure is certain to draw opposition from Democrats. Rep. Harold Rogers of Kentucky announced the agreement Wednesday. The specific legislation will...
NEW YORK (AP) — The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients. Health officials reported Wednesday that the spray...
LONDON (AP) — Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision. Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in the dark, say doctors who are now alerting others to the unusual phenomenon. The solution:...
NEW YORK (AP) — Online requests for abortion pills spiked dramatically this year in Brazil, Ecuador and some other Latin American countries that ban abortions, an indication that women may be choosing to end pregnancies rather than risk birth defects stemming from a Zika virus...
NEW YORK (AP) — Government researchers say the nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine didn't protect kids this past flu season. Health officials reported Wednesday that the spray performed dismally for the third straight year, while the traditional flu shot — the one that...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death of an Ohio woman after a visit to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina: (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A spokesman says the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte is operating as usual Wednesday despite...
Nearly one-third of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for commonly abused opioids last year with a striking variation in use from state to state, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The proportion of beneficiaries getting opioids varied...