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Bill Gurolnick rides his bike near his home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 22, 2018 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new...
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Benedicte Ficq, the lawyer who filed the criminal complaint against the tobacco giants, poses for the photographer in Amsterdam, Netherlands Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead to a conviction. Ficq said she will now petition an appeals court to order prosecutors to investigate. (AP Photo/Aleksandar Furtula)
February 22, 2018 - 9:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-smoking activists vowed to fight on Thursday after prosecutors rejected their call for a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter, on the grounds that such a case would be unlikely to lead...
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliament session in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. In a heated debate set to last more than 14 hours, Greek lawmakers were to decide on whether to launch an investigation into 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
February 21, 2018 - 10:00 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal. The allegations follow a judicial investigation...
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This undated photo provided by Dynavax on February 2018 shows vials of the Heplisav-B vaccine. It was licensed in the U.S., in November 2017 and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. (Ryan Skinner/Dynavax via AP)
February 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B. The vaccine, called Heplisav-B, was licensed for use in the U.S. in November and is the first new hepatitis B vaccine in 25 years. Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. But...
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February 21, 2018 - 2:08 pm
In a story Feb. 20 about a preventive treatment for peanut allergies, The Associated Press erroneously reported the results of previous research based on comments by Dr. Andrew Bird. Bird said he misspoke and meant to say that tolerating one peanut reduces the risk of a reaction by 95 percent, not...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2005 file photo, Amanda Klopfer reacts as she is given a FluMist influenza vaccination in St. Leonard, Md. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, a federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using the kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
February 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again. Two years ago, the advisory group pulled its recommendation for FluMist vaccine after research found it wasn't working against the flu bug making most people sick. But the Advisory...
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David Blake
February 21, 2018 - 12:54 pm
When the Saints announced today that 90-year-old team owner Tom Benson was in intensive care with flu-like symptoms , we learned more about the elderly and how tough this flu season has been. LSU Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Fred Lopez says there can be serious complications. ''Pneumonia is...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation etting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Trenton, N.J. It's the first bill that Murphy has signed into law since succeeding Christie, who vetoed the spending throughout his two terms. (AP Photo/Michael Catalini)
February 21, 2018 - 11:57 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's new Democratic governor signed legislation Wednesday setting aside about $7.5 million for family-planning and women's health, reversing course on former Republican Gov. Chris Christie's handling of the issue. It's the first bill that Gov. Phil Murphy has signed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 photo, Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow, waits for the State of the State address inside the House chambers at the state Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Foreman said Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, he would call Idaho State Police if any student affiliate from Planned Parenthood stopped by his office. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
February 20, 2018 - 1:39 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a...
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February 20, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general will take charge of a state lawsuit against drug manufacturers, under a deal announced Tuesday that ends a dispute with the governor's office over who controls litigation accusing the companies of worsening...
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