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This photo provided on Friday Nov. 10, 2017 by the INRS, Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, shows a map of the detection of Ruthenium 106 in France and Europe. An apparent accident at a Russian facility is suspected of causing a recent spike in radioactivity in the air over much of Europe, according to a report by France's nuclear safety agency. (INRS via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 12:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — An apparent accident at a Russian facility is suspected of causing a recent spike in radioactivity in the air over much of Europe, according to a report by France's nuclear safety agency. The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety says the release of the isotope...
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Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen, behind right, in Boston. McKee says Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The cross section of the brain projected behind left is labeled a normal 27 year old. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 09, 2017 - 3:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday. Dr. Ann...
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November 09, 2017 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation's drug abuse crisis. The agency said Thursday it intends to classify drugs that are...
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November 09, 2017 - 2:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In an embarrassing retreat, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision whether to end its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it would cut ties to an industry faulted for major health risks. International Labor Organization...
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. The government says more than 600,000 people signed up for Affordable Care Act coverage in the first week of open enrollment season, and nearly 8 in 10 of those were current customers renewing their coverage. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 09, 2017 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to take down "Obamacare," more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. With only four days of data, experts said it's hard to discern a trend. But definitely the Affordable...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Dr. Jesse Pines poses for a portrait at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills (CLASS) Center in Washington. Pines teaches emergency medicine at the school and also does a rotation in the hospital's emergency room. A push by the insurer Anthem to limit ER visits to true emergencies worries doctors and patients who question whether they will make the right call or get stuck with a bill. “I think it’s completely unfair to patients,” said Pines. “It runs the risk of really hurting some people.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 09, 2017 - 10:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a...
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Delegates arrive at the convention center during the COP 23 Fiji UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 09, 2017 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part of. President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015...
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November 09, 2017 - 6:28 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations failed on Thursday to agree on the continued use of one of the world's most widely used weed killers, glyphosate, amid concerns about its possible links to cancer. EU member nations met to discuss the issue Thursday following a European Parliament vote last...
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November 09, 2017 - 5:53 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes. The Vatican announced Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profits. The Vatican said Francis took...
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ADDS SOURCE RUHR UNIVERSITY BOCHUM - In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo provided by Ruhr University, doctors lift up a sheet of skin in a lab at St Josef-Hospital in Bochum, Germany. Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him. Two years ago, the boy was admitted to a German hospital, with blisters all over his body. In an experiment, doctors took a small sample of the boy’s skin and added a normal version of the bad gene to his skin cells. They grew new sheets of skin in the lab and transplanted those onto the boy. Details of the case were published Wednesday, Nov. 8. (Mirko Wache/Ruhr University Bochum via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 7:52 pm
LONDON (AP) — Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life. Two years later, the doctors report the boy is doing so well that he doesn't need any...
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