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Convicted killer of 2 Virginia college students has cancer

May. 22, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jesse Matthew Jr., who abducted and killed two Virginia college students five years apart, was transferred to a new prison this week so he can receive medical treatment for cancer. Matthew, 37, is serving multiple life sentences for the 2009 murder of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student...

Quarantine at Michigan women's prison after scabies outbreak

May. 22, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Officials say a new scabies outbreak at Michigan's only prison for women led to a quarantine at the facility so inmates could get treatment. The Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday that a residential unit at Huron Valley prison near Ypsilanti was placed under...

Kwik Trip veggie trays again linked to salmonella

May. 22, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin-based convenience store chain Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been...

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

May. 22, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices. Lilly, one of the three top insulin makers, said Wednesday that it has begun selling its own generic...

Correction: WHO Travel story

May. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents. The information was made publicly available on WHO's website on May 9. A...

Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. "There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates...

Nonprofit concerned about HIV spread among drug addicts

May. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston nonprofit is voicing concern about the continued spread of HIV among residents struggling with opioid addiction. The Whittier Street Health Center said Tuesday its outreach team identified two new cases of HIV in the notorious illegal drug market around Boston Medical Center in the...

Cells from Purdue super fan being used for cancer research

May. 21, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Cells from Tyler Trent, the Purdue University super fan and cancer activist who died in January, are being used by cancer researchers to study the disease. The Purdue Center for Cancer Research says Tuesday it's honoring Trent's legacy through three new collaborative research...

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

May. 21, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high levels mean...

China's pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices

May. 20, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consumes two-thirds of the world's pork, but output is...