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Denmark recalls spicy South Korean noodles over health concerns

Jun. 13, 2024 00:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Food authorities in Denmark have recalled three types of spicy instant noodle products imported from South Korea over possible risks for “acute poisoning.” Consumers are asked to discard them or return the noodles to the retailer. The noodles are made...

Democrats are forcing a vote on women's right to IVF in an election-year push on reproductive care

Jun. 13, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are seeking to highlight Republicans' resistance to legislation that would make it a right nationwide for women to access in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments, holding a vote on the matter Thursday as part of Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Mariners right-hander Bryan Woo cleared after scans and could rejoin rotation next week

Jun. 12, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bryan Woo could rejoin the Seattle Mariners' rotation sometime next week after an MRI on his right arm came back clean, general manager Justin Hollander said Wednesday. Woo was scratched ahead of his scheduled start on Tuesday due to discomfort in his right forearm....

West Virginia's foster care system is losing another top official with commissioner's exit

Jun. 12, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's heavily burdened foster care system is losing another top official with the announcement Wednesday that Bureau of Social Services commissioner Jeffrey Pack will leave after nearly three years. Gov. Jim Justice said at his weekly news...

Alarmed by embryo destruction, Southern Baptists urge caution on IVF by couples and government

Jun. 12, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southern Baptist delegates expressed alarm Wednesday over the way in vitro fertilization is routinely being practiced, approving a resolution lamenting that the creation of surplus frozen embryos often results in “destruction of embryonic human life.” They...

GOP women who helped defeat a near-total abortion ban are losing reelection in South Carolina

Jun. 12, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A near-total abortion ban was defeated in South Carolina with the help of the only three Republican women in the Senate, but after Tuesday’s primary, they’re losing their election bids. Voters handed the senators – and winners of the John F. Kennedy...

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Jun. 12, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators on Wednesday blasted top health and law enforcement officials for not doing more to combat the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement. Democrats and Republicans on...

Past COVID infections may help protect against certain colds. Could it lead to better vaccines?

Jun. 12, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

If you’ve been sick with COVID-19, you may have some protection against certain versions of the common cold. A new study suggests previous COVID-19 infections lower the risk of getting colds caused by milder coronavirus cousins, which could provide a key to broader COVID-19...

A 98-year-old man's liver was donated. He is believed to be the oldest American organ donor ever

Jun. 12, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Orville Allen lived a lifetime of service, and when he died at age 98 he had one last thing to give: his liver. Allen, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and a longtime educator in rural southeastern Missouri, is the oldest American to ever donate an...

Highly potent opioids are showing up in drug users in Africa for the first time, report says

Jun. 12, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Traces of highly potent opioids known as nitazenes have for the first time been found to be consumed by people who use drugs in Africa, according to a report released Wednesday by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, a nonprofit organization. ...