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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, the drug's maker, Japan’s Eisai Inc., said that it has agreed to voluntarily withdraw the weight loss drug at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, because of a slight increased risk of cancer. (Eisai via AP)

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

Feb. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EST

The maker of a weight loss drug pulled it from the market Thursday at the request of federal regulators, who said it posed a slight increased risk of cancer. Japan’s Eisai Inc. said it was voluntarily withdrawing the drug, Belviq. However, the company said in a statement that it disagreed with the U.S....

Mets' Familia, Díaz hope nutrition leads to better results

Feb. 10, 2020 4:24 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jeurys Familia and Edwin Díaz hope improved nutrition will lead to better results. Familia weighed 270 pounds at the end of last season, when he was 4-2 with a 5.70 ERA, allowing 62 hits in 60 innings with 63 strikeouts and 42 walks. The 6-foot-3 reliever had 51 saves in...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 5, 2020 2:05 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 4 The Somerset Commonwealth Journal on a Senate bill that would bring state childcare facilities in line with federal standards: We want to make sure our children are cared for properly. And for parents who have to use childcare facilities, that includes making...

FILE - In this Monday Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom talking to students during his visit to the Ethel I. Baker Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom wants a three-year suspension on physical fitness tests while the state studies whether the current test for children in fifth, seventh and ninth grades can be modified or a new assessment should be drawn up. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File )

California may pause student fitness tests due to bullying

Feb. 4, 2020 8:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years due to concerns over bullying and the test discriminating against disabled and non-binary students. The move also comes after annual test results show a growing percentage of students...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, left, shakes hand with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind standing beside them during his ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Bolsonaro is this year's chief guest for India's Republic day parade. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and mining

Jan. 25, 2020 3:16 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Brazil agreed Saturday to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded Brazil as “a valuable partner” as he and visiting...

This Jan. 17, 2020 image shows a display of guacamole and chips and blueberries in Allison Park, Pa. To eat healthier in the new year, try making small and measurable changes, like bringing a healthy and  appealing snack to work. (Ted Anthony via AP)

How can you make healthy food resolutions really stick?

Jan. 21, 2020 12:54 PM EST

For many of us, January is all about giving things up: Maybe we're going to stop eating meat and embrace a plant-based diet. Or we're ready to kick excess sugar to the curb after a holiday season awash in sweets. Or we're committed to avoiding fast food. Starting the year with noble goals for eating well is a...

FILE - In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 file photo, a third-grader punches in her student identification to pay for a meal at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. The Trump administration is proposing a rollback of nutrition guidelines for federal school meals programs that had been promoted by Michelle Obama as part of her campaign to combat child obesity. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Jan. 17, 2020 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who...

Sebastian Seung, executive vice president and chief research scientist of Samsung Research, talks about Ballie, an AI rolling robot during a Samsung keynote before the CES tech show, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

CES tech show: Say no to junk food; machines make cocktails

Jan. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wristband that will help you say “no" to junk food. A machine that will mix drinks for you. These were among the gadgets showcased this week at the CES technology conference in Las Vegas. The four-day show, which opened Tuesday, is a place for companies to unveil their products...

FILE - In this Saturday, April 26, 2014 file photo, a father and son cast a shadow as they walk through a tunnel before the start of a baseball game in Atlanta. A rigorous U.S. government-led study released on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 found that zinc and folic acid supplements don't boost men’s fertility, despite promotional claims that they do. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Male infertility got no boost from zinc, folic acid in study

Jan. 7, 2020 3:20 PM EST

A rigorous U.S. government-led study found that zinc and folic acid supplements don't boost men’s fertility, despite promotional claims that they do. The mineral and the vitamin are important for sperm production and are found in many common foods. Previous studies on whether over-the-counter supplements...

Health surveillance officer use device to check temperature of passengers before the immigration counters at International airport in Hong Kong, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Hong Kong authorities activated a newly created

Local authorities: Mysterious illness in China is not SARS

Jan. 5, 2020 8:47 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The mysterious respiratory illness that has infected dozens of people in a central Chinese city is not SARS, local authorities said Sunday. The 2002-2003 SARS epidemic started in southern China and killed more than 700 people in mainland China, Hong Kong and elsewhere. Fears of a SARS...