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NYC firefighter who collapsed in burning home likely saved by smoke inhalation drug

May. 17, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials credited a smoke inhalation drug for likely saving the life of a New York City firefighter who fell unconscious and stopped breathing while battling a house blaze Friday. The firefighter was one of three injured during the response in the Bronx. All are...

West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

May. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's...

Will AI replace doctors who read X-rays, or just make them better than ever?

May. 14, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How good would an algorithm have to be to take over your job? It’s a new question for many workers amid the rise of ChatGPT and other AI programs that can hold conversations, write stories and even generate songs and images within seconds. For...

A rural Ugandan community is a hot spot for sickle cell disease. But one patient gives hope

May. 12, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

MBALE, Uganda (AP) — Barbara Nabulo was one of three girls in her family. But when a sister died, her mother wailed at the funeral that she was left with just one and a half daughters. The half was the ailing Nabulo, who at age 12 grasped her mother’s meaning. "I...

Countries struggle to draft 'pandemic treaty' to avoid mistakes made during COVID

May. 10, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — After the coronavirus pandemic triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed millions, leaders at the World Health Organization and worldwide vowed to do better in the future. Years later, countries are still struggling to come up with an agreed-upon plan for...

The CDC issues a report about infections from stem-cell treatments in Mexico

May. 09, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report Thursday about three cases of infections apparently linked to stem-cell treatments American patients received in Mexico. The CDC issued the report Thursday on infections of Non-Tuberculous...

Seattle to open short-term recovery center for people after a fentanyl overdose

May. 09, 2024 20:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will open a new space for people to recover and receive treatment for nearly 24 hours after they have overdosed on fentanyl or other drugs, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced Thursday. The center is slated to open near the Pioneer Square neighborhood in mid-2025...

Homeless encampment cleared from drug-plagued Philadelphia neighborhood

May. 09, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have cleared out a homeless encampment in a city neighborhood where drug use has been pervasive for years, but homeless advocates and others have raised concerns about how it was done. The effort, which the city called an “encampment...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 09, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. May 4, 2024. Editorial: Mental Health: Know the resources available to you Declaring an awareness month is easy. Using the extra attention given during that month to actually make a difference is another story. But state Department of...

AstraZeneca pulls its COVID-19 vaccine from the European market

May. 08, 2024 20:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The pharma giant AstraZeneca has requested that the European authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine be pulled, according to the EU medicines regulator. In an update on the European Medicines Agency's website Wednesday, the regulator said that the approval for...