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Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

Oct. 18, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

Despite getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Colin Powell remained vulnerable to the virus because of his advanced age and history of cancer, highlighting the continued risk to many Americans until more of the population is immunized. Powell, a four-star general who...

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

Retired officer, SC senator work to fund cancer research

Oct. 16, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — In 2017, retired Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno placed a ribbon magnet on the back of his vehicle signifying his victory over brain cancer. After a car wash, the magnet — representing his fight for survival — disappeared. On Oct. 12, Gov. Henry McMaster held a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 15, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Online posts...

Study: 'Sociability' hormone didn't help kids with autism

Oct. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Children with autism didn't benefit from an experimental therapy made with a hormone thought to promote social bonding, researchers reported Wednesday in the largest study of its kind. “This is really a major setback," said Dr. Linmarie Sikich, a Duke University...

WHO honors Henrietta Lacks, woman whose cells served science

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The chief of the World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, an American woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge during the 1950s and ended up providing the foundation for vast scientific breakthroughs, including research about...

Report concludes UK waited too long for virus lockdown

Oct. 11, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report concluded Tuesday. The deadly delay...

Team gets $32.7M for colorectal cancer prevention study

Oct. 10, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A Dartmouth-Hitchcock research team has been approved for $32.7 million for a colorectal cancer prevention study of older adults. The study will compare colonoscopy and stool-based testing for the prevention of the cancer in adults 70 and older...

Congo confirms new case of Ebola in country's east

Oct. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Congo, according to the country’s Health Ministry and the National Institute of Biomedical Research, about five months after the country declared an end to the last outbreak that killed six people in the region. ...

Q-Collar gives Bills linebacker Klein sense of protection

Oct. 08, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

Buffalo Bills linebacker A.J. Klein wears a unique, protective necklace that’s become as much part of his uniform as his helmet and shoulder pads. The Q-Collar is a non-invasive device worn around the neck to aid in the protection of the brain from effects associated...