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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are considering legislation that could lower the number of students receiving free and reduced-price meals at school. Legislation debated by the House Education and Workforce Committee on Wednesday aims to save money by scaling back the number...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are planning a major study of an experimental HIV vaccine in South Africa later this year. The shots are based on the only attempted HIV vaccine ever to show even marginal effectiveness, in Thailand in 2009. The U.S. National Institutes of Health...
PARIS (AP) — A French diplomat competing to be the world's top health official says a global tax can help fill the World Health Organization's coffers. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy says told journalists at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris that "micropayments" tacked on to as-...
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government is giving pharmaceutical giant Novartis a few weeks to lower prices on a popular cancer drug or see its monopoly on production of the medicine broken and competition thrown open to generic rivals. Health Minister Alejandro Gaviria's...
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says the risk of a Zika outbreak across Europe is "low to moderate," in a new risk assessment. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday there is a "high likelihood" the mosquito-borne virus could spread in three European regions with the...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California mother filed an emergency appeal on Tuesday in an effort to keep her toddler on life support after a lower court's order expires on Friday. Jonee Fonseca asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to override last week's decision by U.S...
NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every 10 gay or bisexual men in several cities in the U.S. South have been diagnosed with the AIDS virus, three times the national rate, according to a study about how common HIV infections are in metro areas. The study echoes other research that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted decisively on Tuesday in favor of a bipartisan $1.1 billion measure to combat the Zika virus this year and next, cutting back President Barack Obama's request but offering significantly more money to fight Zika than would House GOP...
CHICAGO (AP) — Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women. It's one of the biggest studies to examine so-called silent heart attacks, and to also explore...