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Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers....

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump's priorities....

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat, diagnose or prevent cancer....

'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ


NEW YORK (AP) -- A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey....

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, accusing it of dragging its feet on protecting Lake Erie from harmful algae that have fouled drinking water supplies in recent years....

Q&A: Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases


HONOLULU (AP) -- A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite....

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary


DENVER (AP) -- Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions....

3 African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine


JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death....

Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General....