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Takeaways from AP report on how the search for the coronavirus origins turned toxic

Apr. 22, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite publicly declaring it supported an open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP drew on thousands of pages of undisclosed emails...

With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

Apr. 15, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 15, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: State meal site funding positive, but millions less than rejected federal program It’s good to see the state of Iowa making money available to support summer meal sites for kids, but the move renews questions...

Many cancer drugs remain unproven 5 years after accelerated approval, a study finds

Apr. 07, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval program is meant to give patients early access to promising drugs. But how often do these drugs actually improve or extend patients’ lives? In a new study, researchers found that most cancer drugs granted accelerated...

ALS drug will be pulled from US market after study showed patients didn't benefit

Apr. 04, 2024 16:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a drug for Lou Gehrig’s disease that recently failed in a large study said Thursday it will pull the medicine from the market, acknowledging it didn't help patients with the deadly neurological condition. Amylyx Pharmaceuticals announced it will...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 03, 2024 11:50 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star-Tribune. March 29, 2024. Editorial: Make a bigger push to improve grad rates Minnesota’s high schools need to keep working on attendance issues, struggling students. The slight decrease in Minnesota’s 2023 high school graduation...

Merck, Cintas rise; GameStop, MiMedx fall, Wednesday, 3/27/2024

Mar. 27, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes on Wednesday: Merck & Co., up $6.23 to $131.75. The drug developer received U.S. approval for a high blood pressure treatment. Shockwave Medical Inc., up $6.54 to $322.61....

Rowers in England's university Boat Race given health warning over E.coli levels in the Thames

Mar. 27, 2024 08:31 AM EDT

Jumping into London’s River Thames has been the customary celebration for members of the winning crew in the Boat Race, the nearly 200-year-old rowing contest between storied English universities Oxford and Cambridge. Now it comes with a health warning. Testing by...

Who is Nicole Shanahan, the philanthropist picked by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as his running mate?

Mar. 26, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nicole Shanahan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 's pick to be his running mate in his independent bid for president, brings youth and considerable wealth to Kennedy’s long-shot campaign but is little known outside Silicon Valley. Shanahan, 38, is a California lawyer...

Bird flu is decimating seal colonies. Scientists don't know how to stop it

Mar. 22, 2024 07:37 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Avian influenza is killing tens of thousands of seals and sea lions in different corners of the world, disrupting ecosystems and flummoxing scientists who don't see a clear way to slow the devastating virus. The worldwide bird flu outbreak that began in 2020...