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AstraZeneca's first quarter profits jump 74%

Apr. 26, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says first quarter earnings jumped 74%, buoyed by emerging markets and the success of new cancer treatments. AstraZeneca said Friday that net income rose to $593 million from $340 million in the same period last year. Product sales increased 5.5% to $16.39...

Dozens of collection sites set for WVa drug take back event

Apr. 26, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The public can drop off unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at more than 150 collection sites across West Virginia this weekend. Law enforcement officials are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

Virginia State Police to host unused drug collection sites

Apr. 26, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police is inviting the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at sites across the state this weekend. Collection sites will be open at division headquarters around Virginia on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Drug Take-Back Day is...

Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

Apr. 26, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarantine at two Los Angeles universities affected more than 200 students and staff who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune. The order issued in connection with the University of California and Cal State University...

Army vet charged with injuring 8 people in intentional crash

Apr. 26, 2019 1:21 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Army veteran with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder was on his way to a Bible class when he told investigators he intentionally drove into a group of men, women and children, injuring eight people, police said. Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, was scheduled to appear in court...

Some Kansas City-area patients ditch fee-for-service doctors

Apr. 26, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patients who are fed up with the bureaucracy of the health insurance industry are ditching the copays and high deductibles for a different way to get primary care. One such patient is self-employed attorney Dan Hobart, who struggled to find insurance because of his pre-existing...

Wrong number leads couple to unconventional connection

Apr. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — They wait behind curtains just a couple of hospital beds away from each other, a 59-year-old woman needing a kidney and a 30-year-old man donating his to her. Nurses and doctors are making all the necessary preparations for the transplant surgery. "Are you related to the donor?" nurse...

School garden to donate produce to a Lawrence food bank

Apr. 26, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nancy O'Connor and Elise Gard carefully lifted the plastic off the low tunnel, revealing big heads of Buttercrunch lettuce that would be ready to harvest in a few weeks. When that time arrives, Gard and other young gardeners working with the Growing Food Growing Health project at West...

Endangered monk seal undergoes CT scan at Hawaii hospital

Apr. 26, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A critically ill Hawaiian monk seal has undergone a CT scan in the hopes of determining the cause of its sickness. West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday that the 3-year-old female seal, identified as RH38, was in stable but critical condition at Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal...

The Latest: Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

Apr. 25, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a measles outbreak (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A quarantine order has been issued for students and staff at two Los Angeles universities who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or can't verify that they have immunity. The University of...