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WHO chief now 'rethinking' Mugabe 'goodwill ambassador' post

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GENEVA (AP) -- After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is "rethinking" his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador."...

The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's president and the World Health Organization (all times local):...

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene....




FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus
U.S. regulators have approved a new, more effective vaccine to prevent painful shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus....

Women say they were branded, traumatized by group's doctors
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive group, and state officials will review why authorities didn't act sooner on the women's reports, a spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday....

Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump warned House Republicans on Sunday that 2018 would be a political failure for the GOP and disappointment for the nation if they fail on tax overhaul....

Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends
CHICAGO (AP) -- Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there's a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S....

Second bacterium found in Louisiana mass food poisoning
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) -- Louisiana health officials say a second bacterium apparently contributed to the mass food poisoning that may have killed one person and apparently sickened more than 100 people who ate at a fundraiser....

Uninsured rate up to 12.3 percent amid "Obamacare" turmoil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low....