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Heat-related Texas deaths climb after Beryl left millions without power for days or longer

Jul. 21, 2024 22:26 PM EDT

SPRING, Texas (AP) — As the temperature soared in the Houston-area home Janet Jarrett shared with her sister after losing electricity in Hurricane Beryl, she did everything she could to keep her 64-year-old sibling cool. But on their fourth day without power, she awoke to hear...

Meet some of the world's cleanest pigs, raised to grow kidneys and hearts for humans

Jul. 21, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Wide-eyed piglets rushing to check out the visitors to their unusual barn just might represent the future of organ transplantation – and there’s no rolling around in the mud here. The first gene-edited pig organs ever transplanted into people came from...

Pig transplant research yields a surprise: Bacon safe for some people allergic to red meat

Jul. 21, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Some people who develop a weird and terrifying allergy to red meat after a bite from a lone star tick can still eat pork from a surprising source: Genetically modified pigs created for organ transplant research. Don't look for it in grocery stores. The...

Restaurant critic's departure reveals potential hazards of the job

Jul. 21, 2024 06:44 AM EDT

Restaurant critics appear to have the best job in journalism, enjoying meals a few nights a week on someone else’s dime. But New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells had painted a more complicated picture. In a recent column, Wells announced he’s leaving the beat because the...

Trump campaign releases letter on his injury, treatment after last week's assassination attempt

Jul. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign released an update on the former president's health Saturday, one week after he survived an attempted assassination at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The memo, from Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a staunch supporter who served as Trump's White...

Twins put Correa on injured list for treatment of plantar fasciitis, sit Paddack with forearm strain

Jul. 20, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa on the injured list on Saturday for treatment of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, giving him the precautionary rest he didn't get last season for the same condition in the other foot. Starting...

Here's what to do with deli meats as the CDC investigates a listeria outbreak across the U.S.

Jul. 20, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. health officials investigate a fatal outbreak of listeria food poisoning, they're advising people who are pregnant, elderly or have compromised immune systems to avoid eating sliced deli meat unless it's recooked at home to be steaming hot. The U.S. Centers...

Do you really have to wait to go swimming after eating?

Jul. 20, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

Did your parents warn you against jumping in the pool right after eating? They were misguided. In most cases, there’s no need to wait at least 30 minutes after eating to go for a swim, doctors say. That old warning stems from worry that people might drown or struggle...

Pediatric anesthesiologist accused of possessing, distributing child sexual abuse material

Jul. 20, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

A pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist at Boston's Children's Hospital has been arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material, federal prosecutors said. The 35-year-old physician made an initial appearance in court Friday and was detained pending a...

Two deaths linked to listeria food poisoning from meat sliced at deli counters

Jul. 19, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

At least two people have died and more than two dozen were hospitalized in an outbreak of listeria food poisoning linked to meat sliced at grocery store deli counters, federal health officials said Friday. At least 28 people in a dozen states have gotten sick, though the largest...