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Superagers' youthful brains offer clues to keeping sharp
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....



US panel says it's OK to use nasal spray flu vaccine again
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal panel says it's OK for doctors to start using a kid-friendly nasal spray flu vaccine again....



US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal advisory panel on Wednesday recommended a new vaccine against hepatitis B....



Dutch prosecutors reject calls for criminal tobacco case
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 to a conviction....



Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal
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....



Scientists in Germany improve malaria drug production
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany who developed a new way to make a key malaria drug several years ago said Wednesday they have come up with a technique to make the process even more efficient, which should increase global access and reduce the cost....



Indonesia mobilizes to combat health-damaging forest fires
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Four Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies in anticipation of worsening forest fires that each year spread health-damaging haze across much of Southeast Asia....



Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story
In a story Feb. 19, The Associated Press, relying on information in an American Psychiatric Association news release, erroneously reported that the American Osteopathic Association was among medical groups that issued a statement after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting calling for action, including labeling gun violence a national public health epidemic. The APA says it mistakenly included the osteopathic group, which says it did not participate in the joint statement....



Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday....



Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows
CHICAGO (AP) -- A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles....