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Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao introduces Labor Secretary nominee Eugene Scalia during his nomination hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
California looks for ways to preserve environmental cloutThe Trump administration has decided to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks, and that move would undermine the state's ability to convince automakers that they should make more environmentally friendly vehicles.
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Thousands Are About to Get a $2.7M Letter of 'Love'Close to 2,400 families in two Texas counties will get a letter this week that will lift their hearts, but also (and more importantly) relieve their wallets. What that note will inform them, per FOX 4 News : that a Dallas-area church has raised enough money—almost $2.7 million...
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How Much Juice to Give Your Kids? None Is BestParents of young kids should steer them clear of juices and plant-based milk and focus instead on cow's milk and water, according to new guidelines. The nutrition advocacy group Healthy Eating Research commissioned scientists to create updated advice on what children should drink through age 5, reports the New York...
Newser3 hours ago
Philippines declares new polio outbreak after 19 yearsThe Philippine health department has declared a polio outbreak in the country nearly two decades after the World Health Organization declared it to be free of the highly contagious and potentially deadly disease
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes. The results published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, suggest the combo pill can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Experts say the study may draw U.S. interest to a strategy that has been seen as useful only in places with limited access to medical care. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Will combo pill catch on in US to prevent heart attacks?A cheap, daily pill that combines four blood pressure and cholesterol drugs has been tested for the first time in the US to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, survey findsA greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District biologist Nadja Reissen examines a mosquito in Salt Lake City. State and federal health officials are reporting a higher than usual number of deaths and illnesses from a rare, mosquito-borne virus this year. Eastern equine encephalitis has been diagnosed in a score of people in six states and several people have died so far this year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Uptick seen in rare mosquito-borne virus in some US statesUS deaths and illnesses from rare mosquito-borne disease are up, officials say
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Research Finds New Path to Curing the Common ColdIt's not a cure just yet, but researchers have found a way to stop the spread of viruses that cause half of all common colds. Teams at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco used gene editing to prevent cells from supplying a protein that the viruses need to replicate,...
Newser20 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2019 file photo, August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. A new report released Wednesday, Sept. 18, shows that the number and rate of abortions across the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973The number and rate of abortions in the U.S. have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Appeals court asked to halt discharge of Airmen with HIVLawyers for two Air Force members who are HIV-positive have urged a federal appeals court to uphold an injunction barring the Trump administration from continuing with discharge proceedings against them
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FILE - In this May 3, 2004, file photo, David Jones, Hospira chairman and chairman of Humana, Inc., applauds after the opening bell was rung at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Jones, who invested $1,000 to start a nursing home company that eventually became the $37 billion health insurance giant Humana Inc., died early Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. He was 88.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. diesDavid A. Jones Sr., who invested $1,000 to start a nursing home company that eventually transformed into health insurance giant Humana Inc., has died at age 88. Jones served as Humana's CEO for 37 years and as its board chairman for 44 years
The Associated Press1 day ago
A roadside tobacco shop vendor displays an e cigarette in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
India's government approves ban on e-cigarettesIndia's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses
The Associated Press1 day ago
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