- Woman who lost hair to cancer can't use old license photo Updated: Oct-07-15 1:26 pm
FREEHOLD, New Jersey - A woman who lost her hair after undergoing chemotherapy said the state Motor Vehicle Commission wouldn't let her use an old driver's license photo showing her with long blond hair.
- New Jersey agency: Nurse giving flu shots reused syringes Updated: Oct-07-15 1:25 pm
WEST WINDSOR, New Jersey - A nurse administering flu shots to dozens of employees of a pharmaceutical company reused syringes, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.
- Illinois panel OKs medical marijuana for pain conditions Updated: Oct-07-15 1:05 pm
COUNTRYSIDE, Illinois - An advisory board voted Wednesday to add chronic pain syndrome and three other pain conditions to the list of illnesses that can be treated by marijuana in Illinois.
- Customer-friendly upgrades for gov't health insurance site Updated: Oct-07-15 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON - The government's health insurance website is getting long-awaited upgrades that should help consumers find out whether their doctors and medications are covered, and get a better estimate of costs.
- Lawmakers question effectiveness of dietary guidelines Updated: Oct-07-15 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers on Wednesday asked federal officials whether Americans should trust the government's dietary guidelines, which inform everything from school lunches to advice from a doctor.
- Ohio Senate to vote on bill to expand treatment for STDs Updated: Oct-07-15 12:23 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Senate plans to vote on legislation that seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases.
- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 11:55 am
STOCKHOLM - Three scientists from Sweden, the U.S. and Turkey won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA - work that has inspired the development of new cancer treatments.
- AP Interview: Nobel gives scientist recognition in China Updated: Oct-07-15 11:49 am
BEIJING - The time could not have been more hostile for Chinese scientists. Research came to a virtual halt and intellectuals were routinely persecuted. But Tu Youyou, then a 39-year-old researcher, was summoned to join a secretive military project during the Cultural Revolution to find a cure for malaria for soldiers in North Vietnam.
- The Latest: Nobel winner found out from colleague's email Updated: Oct-07-15 11:44 am
STOCKHOLM - Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
- Bill would expand Right to Try Act to include marijuana Updated: Oct-07-15 11:44 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Two Republican lawmakers will seek to expand a law that allows terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs to include non-smokeable marijuana of all strengths and doses.
- Indiana legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation Updated: Oct-07-15 11:42 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there's no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks, even as a growing number of Indiana youths are trying the devices.
- Dogs, like people, need surgery to repair cleft palates Updated: Oct-07-15 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES - Dogs, like people, can be born with cleft palates. Some die from pneumonia or malnourishment. Some with the defect, which is basically a hole in the mouth, are euthanized.
- Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings Updated: Oct-07-15 10:41 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
- Maryland governor scheduled for last round of chemotherapy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:40 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to have his sixth and final round of chemotherapy this weekend.
- Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:30 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.
- Zimbabwe official: 5 arrested for poisoning 11 elephants Updated: Oct-07-15 10:26 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean wildlife official says five people are in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.
- Health officials investigate whooping cough case in Weirton Updated: Oct-07-15 9:17 am
WEIRTON, West Virginia - Hancock County health officials are investigating a whooping cough case involving a student at Weirton Elementary School.
- Wyoming woman dies of rabies after she was bitten by a bat Updated: Oct-07-15 9:10 am
RIVERTON, Wyoming - Officials say a Fremont County woman has died after contracting what is believed to be Wyoming's first confirmed human rabies case.
- At 'home' in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth Updated: Oct-07-15 8:38 am
CARABAYLLO, Peru - In the 1990s, Jim Yong Kim would climb the dusty streets and hillsides of this sprawling slum outside Peru's capital distributing expensive pharmaceutical drugs he'd brought hidden in his luggage to tuberculosis patients. Residents recall the Harvard-trained physician as a smiling do-gooder with basic Spanish and shoes permanently caked with dust.
- Washington County approves medical marijuana facility plan Updated: Oct-07-15 6:49 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - A medical marijuana company has won site-plan approval for a proposed facility near Hagerstown.
- U. of Michigan Health System makes flu vaccines mandatory Updated: Oct-07-15 6:04 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan Health System says all its employees are being required to get flu vaccines as part of an effort to ensure patient safety.
- Lake Station teen raises awareness of epilepsy Updated: Oct-07-15 5:03 am
LAKE STATION, Indiana - Around the house, they call him the senator.
- New Mexico OKs medical marijuana farm near Roswell Updated: Oct-07-15 5:01 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health has approved several applications to grow medical marijuana in the state, including a hotly debated proposed farm near Roswell.
- Alabama judge awards family $3.5M in TVA plant asbestos case Updated: Oct-07-15 4:31 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The family of a Florence woman has been awarded $3.5 million after the woman died of a lung disease that the family says was caused by her having laundered clothes that had been exposed to asbestos.
- UM-Flint partners with clinic for student health care Updated: Oct-07-15 4:11 am
FLINT, Michigan - Instead of continuing to foot the bill for a clinic on campus, University of Michigan-Flint officials have decided a partnership with a clinic just down the street is the best choice for student care.