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No instant testing for toxic ski waxes at the Olympics

Jan. 26, 2022 10:48 AM EST

The on-again, off-again ban on high-end but toxic waxes that help cross country skis glide smoothly over the snow is on in some places — but not the World Cup circuit or 2022 Beijing Olympics. “It was supposed to be in effect this season,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard cross...

McDonald's expanding test of McPlant burger in US stores

Jan. 20, 2022 14:05 PM EST

McDonald’s is expanding sales of its meatless McPlant burger to hundreds of locations. The company said the McPlant __ which it co-developed with plant-based protein company Beyond Meat __ will be sold at 600 stores in the San Francisco and Dallas areas starting Feb. 14. ...

US researchers test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Jan. 20, 2022 13:29 PM EST

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. This time around, surgeons in Alabama transplanted a pig’s kidneys into a brain-dead man — a step-by-step rehearsal for...

North Korea slams US, hints at resuming nuclear, ICBM tests

Jan. 20, 2022 04:40 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Accusing the United States of hostility and threats, North Korea on Thursday said it will consider restarting “all temporally-suspended activities” it had paused during its diplomacy with the Trump administration, in an apparent threat to resume testing of nuclear...

Biogen tumbles after Medicare lays out Aduhelm coverage plan

Jan. 12, 2022 17:05 PM EST

Shares of Biogen slid Wednesday, a day after federal regulators slapped coverage limitations on the drugmaker’s new Alzheimer’s disease treatment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday after markets closed that patients taking Biogen’s Aduhelm will have...

Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug

Jan. 11, 2022 20:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive...

In Israel, omicron, confusion drive 'real panic' for tests

Jan. 10, 2022 16:29 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Aviran Yael fetched rapid antigen kits from a pharmacy in Tel Aviv's busy center, placed them in the light blue bag strapped to the back of his motorbike and headed off to deliver them. With that, Yael on Monday joined a growing army of couriers toting Wolt...

UK authorities ease COVID testing requirements amid surge

Jan. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Health authorities across the U.K. simplified COVID-19 testing requirements on Wednesday, a move designed to cut isolation times for many people and that may ease the staffing shortages that are hitting public services from hospitals to garbage collection amid an omicron-fueled...

Scientist, enforcer, high-flyer: 3 women put a mark on tech

Jan. 03, 2022 20:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three bright and driven women with ground-breaking ideas made significant — if very different — marks on the embattled tech industry in 2021. Frances Haugen, Lina Khan and Elizabeth Holmes — a data scientist turned whistleblower, a legal scholar turned...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 31, 2021 09:15 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ NASA hasn’t hired theologians to...