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Russia: Asking permission before taking organs is 'inhumane'
At least two lawsuits filed at a top European court claim Russia violated Europe's Human Rights Convention by removing organs from the recently dead without telling relatives....

Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Packing on pounds seems to dull people's sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds....

US regulators renew scrutiny of menthol, tobacco flavors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials are taking a closer look at flavors in tobacco products that appeal to young people, particularly menthol-flavored cigarettes, which have escaped regulation despite nearly a decade of government scrutiny....

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim....

Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion....

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neighboring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday....

Hospital cited over woman left in cold in hospital gown
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Federal regulators have cited a Baltimore hospital in connection with a January incident in which a mentally ill woman was discharged and left at an open-air bus stop wearing only a flimsy gown and socks....

Donors raise $560 million for Gaza water treatment plant
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says international donors have raised 456 million euros ($560 million) to build a desalination plant in the Gaza Strip to provide around 2 million people with safe drinking water....

Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic....

Florida governor signs major bill to combat opioid epidemic
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed Florida's opioid legislation into law, a move seen by many as a good first step in combating a crisis that has claimed at least 16 lives a day in the Sunshine State....