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Experts say a twice-yearly injection that offers 100% protection against HIV is 'stunning'

Jul. 24, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Twice-yearly shots used to treat AIDS were 100% effective in preventing new infections in women, according to study results published Wednesday. There were no infections in the young women and girls that got the shots in a study of about 5,000 in...

Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

Jul. 18, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Buxtun, the whistleblower who revealed that the U.S. government allowed hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama to go untreated for syphilis in what became known as the Tuskegee study, has died. He was 86. Buxtun died May 18 of Alzheimer's disease in Rocklin,...

Magic co-founder Pat Williams, who helped bring team to Orlando, dies at 84

Jul. 18, 2024 00:59 AM EDT

Pat Williams, a co-founder of the Orlando Magic and someone who spent more than a half-century working within the NBA, died Wednesday from complications related to viral pneumonia, the team announced. Williams was 84. He started his NBA career as business manager of...

Thanks to a $1 billion gift, most Johns Hopkins medical students will no longer pay tuition

Jul. 08, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

Most medical students at Johns Hopkins University will no longer pay tuition thanks to a $1 billion gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday. Starting in the fall, the donation will cover full tuition for medical students from families earning less than $300,000. Living...

Infant mortality rate rose 8% in wake of Texas abortion ban, study shows

Jul. 01, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

In the wake of Texas' abortion ban, the state's infant death rate increased and more died of birth defects, a study published Monday shows. The analysis out of Johns Hopkins University is the latest research to find higher infant mortality rates in states with abortion restrictions....

US surgeon general declares gun violence a public health crisis

Jun. 26, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. surgeon general on Tuesday declared gun violence a public health crisis, driven by the fast-growing number of injuries and deaths involving firearms in the country. The advisory issued by Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation's top doctor, came as the U.S....

FDA warns maker of Sara Lee and Entenmann's not to claim foods contain allergens when they don't

Jun. 25, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

Federal food safety regulators said Tuesday that they have warned a top U.S. bakery to stop using labels that say its products contain potentially dangerous allergens when they don't. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors found that Bimbo Bakeries USA — which includes...

Today in History: June 21, U.S. Constitution goes into effect

Jun. 21, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, June 21, the 173rd day of 2024. There are 193 days left in the year. Summer begins today. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 21, 1788, the United States Constitution went into effect as New Hampshire became the...

Florida medical marijuana patients get an unexpected email praising DeSantis

Jun. 18, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has more than 700,000 medical marijuana patients and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — who is battling a proposal to allow recreational use of marijuana — wants them all to know what a great job he's doing. The Department of Health last week sent a...

Lower your risk of falling as you get older with these simple steps

Jun. 15, 2024 09:03 AM EDT

One in four older adults in the U.S. will fall each year, putting them at risk of injury, broken bones and even death. Falls are a growing public health concern as the country's population sees record numbers of people turn 65 — now and in the future. But common as falls may be,...