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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is marking the 30th anniversary of an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster. A vigil was held at midnight on Monday in the Ukrainian town of Slavutych where many former Chernobyl workers were relocated. About...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The leadership at the University of Michigan's nursing school says there is value in students making mistakes while treating patients. And when the patients aren't real, that's even better. The Ann Arbor school's new state-of-the-art Clinical Learning...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers have sided against an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy, the latest in a series of setbacks for the Sarepta Therapeutics' drug. The panel of experts to the Food and Drug Administration voted 7-3 Monday that the drug was not...
LONDON (AP) — Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan won the medically themed Wellcome Book Prize on Monday with "It's All in Your Head," an exploration of the mysteries of psychosomatic illness. O'Sullivan beat five other finalists to take the 30,000 pound ($43,000) prize, which aims...
CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (AP) — Telling the story of Chernobyl in numbers 30 years later involves dauntingly large figures and others that are even more vexing because they're still unknown. A look at numbers that hint at the scope of the world's worst nuclear accident, the explosion...
GUBAREVICHI, Belarus (AP) — On the edge of Belarus' Chernobyl exclusion zone, down the road from the signs warning "Stop! Radiation," a dairy farmer offers his visitors a glass of freshly drawn milk. Associated Press reporters politely decline the drink but pass on a bottled...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two Idaho families seeking relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture over pesticide that contaminated their fields must now consider their next steps after the agency rejected their claims. Here's a look at their support and the pesticide, methyl bromide...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk. Now Chantix maker Pfizer and Zyban maker GlaxoSmithKline hope the...
Seven years after U.S. regulators slapped their strictest warning on two popular smoking-cessation medicines citing risks of suicidal behavior, a large international study found no such risk. Now Chantix maker Pfizer and Zyban maker GlaxoSmithKline hope the Food and Drug...