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First step to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. Now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue....

Old mold from penicillin discoverer auctioned for $14,617

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LONDON (AP) -- How much is an old, dried out piece of mold worth? Apparently more than $14,600 if it was created by the doctor who discovered penicillin....

UN sees bird flu changes but calls risk of people spread low

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LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says it has noticed changes in the bird flu virus now spreading in China, but says the risk of the disease spreading easily between people remains low....




Colorectal cancer rare but rising among millennials, Gen X
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Colorectal cancer mostly strikes middle-aged and older people, but new research shows a disturbing rise in cases among young adults....

EU criticizes Russian law easing domestic violence penalties
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A senior European Union official is criticizing new Russian legislation decriminalizing some forms of domestic violence and urging Moscow to reverse it....

Those with blurry close-up vision get some new help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs?...

Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live....

Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study
An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday....

Mumps the word: Players hope NHL can contain latest outbreak
The return of the mumps has caught some NHL players by surprise and they are counting on the league being better equipped to deal with the second such outbreak in a little over two years....

50 nations seek to counter US ban on family planning funds
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Some 50 countries have signed up to attend a family planning conference in Brussels aimed at making up the gap left by President Donald Trump's ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion, organizers said Wednesday....