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This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. On Friday, May 29, 2020, doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. (NCI Center for Cancer Research via AP)

New drugs make headway against lung, prostate, colon cancers

May. 29, 2020 8:33 AM EDT

Doctors are reporting success with newer drugs that control certain types of cancer better, reduce the risk it will come back and make treatment simpler and easier to bear. Gentler drugs would be a relief to patients like Jenn Carroll, a 57-year-old human resources director from New Hartford, Connecticut, who...

A woman speaks on her phone as she shops for Ramadan lanterns ahead of the holy month, in the Sayeda Zeinab neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Ramadan begins with the new moon later this week and Muslims all around the world are trying to work out how to maintain the many cherished rituals of Islam's holiest month during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's doctors criticize government over virus 'negligence'

May. 25, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s medical union on Monday blamed the government for increasing levels of coronavirus infections and deaths among healthcare professionals, its sharpest criticism yet of the country’s handling of the pandemic. Citing growing frustration over a lack of protective equipment,...

New Hampshire seeks volunteers for counting bats

May. 25, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire wildlife biologists are looking for help keeping track of the state's bat population this summer. Fish and Game officials are leading an online training session Thursday including an overview of bats in New Hampshire, how to identify different species and how to...

2 new cases of Kawasaki-like disease in children in WA

May. 22, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of a new inflammatory ailment in children that is associated with COVID-19. The Seattle Times reports the new illness, which was first recognized last month in Europe and then in New York state, is now named Multisystem...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a view of the AstraZeneca logo, on a building, in South San Francisco, Calif. Drug maker AstraZeneca secured its first agreements Thursday, May 21, 2020 for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, bolstered by an investment from the U.S. vaccine agency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

UK to start huge vaccine test; China reports promising hints

May. 22, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Friday’s announcement came as Chinese scientists who are developing a similar vaccine reported...

Cops: Rabid fox bites 76-year-old woman sitting in her yard

May. 21, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

LISBON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman was attacked and injured by a rabid fox while sitting in her yard, officials said. A 76-year-old woman was injured after a fox bit her on her legs and hand in front of her Lisbon home Tuesday, the Sun Journal reported. Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan said the woman's...

Deaths of bats in western North Dakota caused by fungus

May. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A fungus that affects bats caused the death of little brown bats in western North Dakota, the first documented case of the disease killing bats in the state, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said Wednesday. The agency said Wednesday that the bats died of white-nose syndrome....

Montana officials detect new case of chronic wasting disease

May. 20, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials found signs of chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer north of Bozeman. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced Tuesday that the animal was suspected of carrying the fatal wildlife disease, The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. The male deer was killed...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Chicago Bears chairman Michael McCaskey is seen on the field before the Super Bowl XLI football game between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts in Miami. McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Michael McCaskey, who succeeded Halas as Bears' leader, dies

May. 16, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Michael McCaskey, who led the Chicago Bears for nearly three decades following the death of his grandfather George Halas, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer, the team said. He was 76. A Yale graduate and the oldest of Ed and team matriarch Virginia McCaskey’s...

Hawaii confirms first case of rat lungworm this year

May. 16, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed the state's first case of rat lungworm disease this year was detected in Maui. A resident tested positive for the infection after being hospitalized at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The source of the infection could not be...