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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a woman points to two scares on her leg where two worms emerged, in Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. (AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm diseaseWorld moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Virtual Reality Chat Room Stunned as Robot Has SeizureIt was business as usual in the virtual reality chat room until the robot had a seizure. The Verge reports the unnerving incident happened Wednesday on VRChat, where users in the forms of avatars can interact with each other. According to the Daily Dot , "Morty, Sonic, Knuckles, a dude in...
Newser12 hours ago
NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Indianapolis.  Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season. He expects to receive the report from an independent commission by April 25. The Board of Governors will then be expected to vote on formal proposals at their August meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Power Five conferences approve medical benefits extensionThe five biggest conferences in the NCAA have approved a measure requiring their schools to extend medical coverage for two years after student-athletes leave campus
The Associated Press13 hours ago
The Argument in Favor of a Longer AdolescenceGood news for young people tired of being told to grow up: A team of academics writing in the Lancet wants to expand the period in life we think of as adolescence by five years, CTV News reports. "The transition period from childhood to adulthood now occupies a greater portion...
Newser14 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks via a live feed from the Rose Garden at the White House to anti-abortion activists as they rally on the National Mall in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gather in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'On day of anti-abortion march, HHS acts on conscience rights and Planned Parenthood funding
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, stafferLetter containing what investigators call 'biohazard' sent to Pennsylvania police barracks, sickens 3 employees
The Associated Press18 hours ago
President Donald Trump addresses the March of Life participants from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting lifePresident Donald Trump says he's committed to building "a society where life is celebrated, protected and cherished."
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, answers a question from a Senate committee examining the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis, at the Capitol in Washington. The FDA says it wants to continue to help people quit smoking by supporting a variety of approaches. “We still have to provide an opportunity for adults who want to get access to satisfying levels of nicotine,” says Gottlieb. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big TobaccoUS health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering MassWidespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy
The Associated Press22 hours ago
CTE Can Develop in Those Who've Never Had a ConcussionWhen a person has a concussion, headaches, memory impairment, and loss of balance usually make the injury obvious. But there are "many more people who are getting hit and getting hurt" without much attention, CTE researcher Lee Goldstein tells NPR . His latest study puts a spotlight on them, providing what...
Newser23 hours ago
Scientists 'Enormously Excited' About Cancer Blood TestScientists are "very, very excited" about what they see as a positive "first step" in developing a blood test that could detect a variety of cancers, the Washington Post reports. In a study published in the journal Science , researchers used the CancerSEEK test, which looks for cancer-tied proteins and DNA,...
Newser23 hours ago
In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children
The Associated Press1 day ago
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