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Judge's decision could force change in Michigan's handling of newborn blood samples

DETROIT (AP) — The state of Michigan must return or destroy dried blood samples from nine newborns or get approval from parents to keep them, according to the latest scathing opinion from a federal judge who found parts of a routine testing program u
Pioneering mothers are breaking down barriers to breastfeeding in Olympic sports

Pioneering mothers are breaking down barriers to breastfeeding in Olympic sports

PARIS (AP) — When Clarisse Agbégnénou won her sixth world judo title, confirming the reigning Olympic champion as one of the athletes to watch at next year's Paris Games, the French star's smallest but greatest fan was less wild about her mother's ne
A Greek zoo serves up frozen meals to animals to help them beat the heat

A Greek zoo serves up frozen meals to animals to help them beat the heat

SPATA, Greece (AP) — At first sight, Tiembe studies his frozen breakfast with hesitation: Chunks of red meat and bone packed in a foot-long block of ice. The 15-year-old Angolan lion eventually licks the ice before gnawing free pieces of meat.
AP Election Brief | What to expect in Ohio's special election

AP Election Brief | What to expect in Ohio's special election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle over abortion rights looms over an Ohio ballot measure that will be put to voters statewide on Tuesday.
Fall abortion battle propels huge early voter turnout for an Ohio special election next week

Fall abortion battle propels huge early voter turnout for an Ohio special election next week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A hastily called summer special election over a Republican-pushed measure that would make it harder for Ohio voters to pass future constitutional amendments, including one on the November ballot to guarantee abortion rights, has
Cyprus allows human COVID-19 medications to be used against deadly virus mutation in cats

Cyprus allows human COVID-19 medications to be used against deadly virus mutation in cats

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ veterinarians association on Friday lauded a government decision to allow its stock of human coronavirus medication to be used on cats to fight a local mutation of a feline virus that has killed thousands of animals on
Babies should get recently approved drug for RSV, CDC says

Babies should get recently approved drug for RSV, CDC says

Infants should get a recently approved drug to protect them against a respiratory virus that sends tens of thousands of American children to the hospital each year, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
Alberta expands medical lab test to reduce long waits, particularly in Calgary

Alberta expands medical lab test to reduce long waits, particularly in Calgary

EDMONTON — The Alberta government is taking more medical test appointments in-house starting this weekend to reduce bottlenecks and long waits, particularly in Calgary.
Pediatricians' group reaffirms support for gender-affirming care amid growing state restrictions

Pediatricians' group reaffirms support for gender-affirming care amid growing state restrictions

The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed its support for gender-affirming medical care for transgender children on Thursday, even as the treatments face a growing push for bans and restrictions from Republican lawmakers across the U.S.
Former first-round NBA draft pick is sentenced to 10 years in prison in $4M health care fraud

Former first-round NBA draft pick is sentenced to 10 years in prison in $4M health care fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former first-round NBA draft pick to 10 years in prison Thursday, saying he used his people skills to entice others to aid his $5 million health care fraud after he “frittered away” substantial earnings fro