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December 26, 2016 - 3:34 am
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Hundreds of Mongolians have braved frigid weather to stage a protest in the country's capital demanding that the government do more to address worsening air pollution they fear is sickening their children and shortening their lives. The protesters gathered Monday in a...
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December 23, 2016 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the first treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle weakness that's the most common genetic cause of death in infants. The agency that it approved the...
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December 23, 2016 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy, a rare genetic disorder marked by progressive muscle weakness that's the most common genetic cause of death in infants. The agency said Friday that it approved...
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FILE - This Feb. 5, 2013 file photo shows then Knights of Malta health minister, Albrecht von Boeselager speaking at a press conference in Rome on the occasion of the order's 900th birthday. On Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Pope Francis named a high-powered commission of inquiry to investigate a scandal involving von Boeselager who was forcibly removed as grand chancellor this month after the Order of Malta said "an extremely grave and untenable situation" came to light regarding his tenure as the order's health minister. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
December 22, 2016 - 2:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis launched an investigation Thursday into the ouster of a top official at the Order of Malta, the ancient aristocratic religious order, amid evidence that Francis' own envoy to the group engineered the removal without his blessing over a years-old condom scandal...
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December 22, 2016 - 5:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The state of New York has agreed to close all its remaining illegal cesspools in its state parks by 2019, 14 years after the passing of a federal deadline for the state to do so. Newsday reports ( http://nwsdy.li/2ieovLh ) the state has incurred a $150,000 civil penalty from the...
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December 22, 2016 - 4:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for U.S. obstetricians, the latest in a debate over how quick to snip, suggest waiting "at least 30 seconds to 60...
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FILE- This June 1, 2016, file photo shows Skittles in New York. Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles and M&M’s, is breaking ranks with other food companies. It’s denouncing an industry-funded paper that says recommendations on limiting sugar are based on weak science. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 21, 2016 - 4:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles and M&M's, is breaking ranks with other food companies and denouncing an industry-funded paper that says global recommendations on limiting sugar are based on weak evidence. The paper drew criticism this week because it was paid for by a group...
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