This undated photo provided by The Scripps Research Institute shows a semi-synthetic strain of E. coli bacteria that can churn out novel proteins. Scientists reported on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, that they have expanded the genetic code of life and used man-made DNA to create this strain of bacteria. (Bill Kiosses/The Scripps Research Institute via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature. It's a step toward designer drug development. One...
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November 29, 2017 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of nearly 40 advocacy groups said Wednesday they're concerned about the Trump administration's commitment to the global fight against AIDS so they're urging senior members of Congress to make sure money for key prevention programs isn't cut back. The groups wrote in a...
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November 29, 2017 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Alex Azar to be health secretary (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Under fire over sexual misconduct allegations, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken focused on women's health concerns during his questioning of health secretary nominee Alex Azar. The Democratic...
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November 29, 2017 - 6:20 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports. The country's health ministry announced Tuesday it is launching a new smartphone application that will allow users to flag media content they find "inappropriate" so it can be...
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November 29, 2017 - 12:00 am
Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins UN: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake In Trump health secretary pick, Dems have questions but hope The Latest: Franken asks health nominee about women's care Michigan wants all lead pipes replaced within 20 years...
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November 28, 2017 - 9:22 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state parliament on Wednesday legalized voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill. The final vote in the Victorian parliament means that doctor-assisted suicide will be allowed in...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2006 file photo, former Deputy U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, speaks at a meeting in Jackson, Miss. President Donald Trump’s pick for health secretary is a former drug company executive who’s already taking heat from Democrats over pricing and conflicts. But as Azar faces his first nomination hearing, even some of those say they see flickers of evidence that he can be trusted to shift the health care debate from partisan confrontation. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)
November 28, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for health secretary is a former pharmaceutical company executive who already has drawn heat from Democrats over his ties to the pharmaceutical industry. But as Alex Azar faces his first nomination hearing, even some of those critics see signs he...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 21, 2016 file photo, residents of the Kisenso district receive yellow fever vaccines, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The World Health Organization says that about 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are fake _ and potentially responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia. In the U.N. health agency’s first attempt to assess the problem, experts reviewed 100 papers, involving more than 48,000 medicines. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
November 28, 2017 - 12:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. It's the first attempt by the U.N. health...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1942 file photo, smoke pours from the Cocoanut Grove nightclub, right, during a fire in the Back Bay section of Boston, where 492 people died and hundreds more were injured. The fire still stands today as the nation’s deadliest nightclub fire and led to stricter enforcement of fire codes and to innovations in the treatment of burn victims. (AP Photo, File)
November 28, 2017 - 10:39 am
EDITOR'S NOTE — The flames began, witnesses said, in or around an artificial palm tree in a downstairs lounge of a Boston nightclub full of an estimated 1,000 people. It took less than two minutes for flames and heat to roar upstairs. Some patrons of the 1½-story Cocoanut Grove nightclub managed to...
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November 28, 2017 - 3:55 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — More than 180 people across the United States have filed sexual assault lawsuits, police reports and other sexual misconduct complaints against Massage Envy spas, their employees and the national company, according to an investigative report by the website BuzzFeed News...
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