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Labradoodle helps vets going through Indiana court program

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Howard County Superior Court II Judge Brant Parry stood in his courtroom last week and looked around like he had lost something. “You want to see her?” he asked, still looking around the mostly empty room. A few moments later, a brown fluff of fur came bounding through an...

Recovering women form group to help people with addiction

Nov. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rochelle Daigle knows too many people who died this year from an overdose. Her close friend, Kristen, died in late January. A woman she knew returned home from a birthday party to find her fiancé dead. And a friend died within weeks of bringing her newborn baby home from the...

Virginia's 2nd medical cannabis processor opens in Richmond

Nov. 27, 2020 4:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's second medical cannabis processor has opened in Richmond. Green Leaf Medical of Virginia announced Friday it has opened its doors to registered patients seeking treatment. "With another processor open here in Virginia, accessibility to treatment is even easier. This is...

State: Number of Hoosiers with COVID-19 approaches 319,000

Nov. 26, 2020 4:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An additional 6,434 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing to 318,894 the number of Indiana residents known to have had the coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday. A total of 5,295 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 63 from the...

Dr. Alan Jones, assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, speaks of lack of space in the medical school's intensive care suites amid the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Hospitals using antibody therapy to help fight virus

Nov. 26, 2020 2:56 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi hospitals are administering a new antibody therapy to coronavirus patients in hopes that it will improve outcomes and limit hospitalizations as new cases of coronavirus are on the rise. Monoclonal antibodies were approved on Nov. 21 through emergency use authorization by...

European Executive Vice- President Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference regarding an antitrust case at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the market for their profit and at the expense of patients. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

EU fines drug makers for keeping cheap medicine off market

Nov. 26, 2020 9:23 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has fined two pharmaceutical companies for colluding to keep a cheap alternative to a sleep disorder medicine off the market for their profit and at the expense of patients. EU antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said that Teva pharmaceuticals and Cephalon, a...

Georgia opens application for medical marijuana producers

Nov. 25, 2020 1:51 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia has opened the application process for businesses who want to manufacture cannabis oil for medical use in the state. The General Assembly legalized the treatment for a limited number of conditions five years ago, and the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission has now approved...

Nurse Teri Wheat poses for a photo in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. As Wheat recently made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hearing specialists across the U.S. say they have seen an uptick in visits from people like Wheat, who only realized how much they relied on lip reading and facial expressions when people started wearing masks that cover the nose and mouth.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Can you repeat that? Hearing trouble more obvious with masks

Nov. 24, 2020 12:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic. So she got her hearing tested and now wears hearing aids. Her hearing loss “became more...

A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: China reports results of mass testing

Nov. 23, 2020 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING — China has reported new coronavirus cases in the cities of Shanghai and Tianjin as it seeks to prevent small outbreaks from becoming larger ones. The National Health Commission said Tuesday that there were two new locally spread cases in the previous 24-hour period, one in each city. It also...

A woman walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares mostly rise on virus vaccine, Yellen hopes

Nov. 23, 2020 10:17 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday, encouraged by news on the development of coronavirus vaccines and more assurance for a transition of power in the U.S. to President-elect Joe Biden. The U.S. federal government recognized Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3...