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University of Kansas researchers test male contraceptive gel

Jan. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center is testing a male contraceptive gel that men apply to their shoulders. The school's research institution is conducting a clinical trial for the contraceptive and searching for couples to participate. Dr. Ajay Nangia, the center's vice chair of...

Tumor registrar collects cancer patient data, helps doctors

Jan. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her. The Columbus native is the sixth of eight children, a stepmother and fan of gardening, cooking and Mississippi State sports....

Correction: Uranium Effects Research story

Jan. 24, 2020 11:52 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story Jan. 22, 2020, about the public health effects of depleted uranium, The Associated Press erroneously reported several details about the presentation by an Alaska woman interested in the public health effects of radiation. Shelby Surdyk, who presented to the Juneau World...

Study: Youth vaping an 'epidemic' in West Virginia

Jan. 23, 2020 4:08 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than a third of West Virginia high school students vape, according to a health department report released Thursday that says youth e-cigarette use in the state is outpacing the rest of the country. The study, titled “ West Virginia Youth and Vaping: A Dangerous...

FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, new graduates line up before the start of the Bergen Community College commencement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Americans who have spent time in foster care are far more likely than other adults to lack a college degree, health insurance and a stable health care provider, according to a new federal analysis released Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, that is unprecedented in its scope.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Unusual study details woes among veterans of foster care

Jan. 22, 2020 11:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who have spent time in foster care are far more likely than other adults to lack a college degree, health insurance and a stable health care provider, according to a new federal analysis that is unprecedented in its scope. One striking finding in the report: Less than 5% of men...

Former U.S. Rep. Chris Collins arrives at federal court for sentencing Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. Collins pleaded guilty last fall to insider trading and lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Ex-US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 10:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump to be president was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses when he learned that a drug trial by a small pharmaceutical company had...

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children become test subjects for the world's first vaccine against malaria. Babies in three African nations are getting the first and only vaccine for malaria in a pilot program. World health officials want to see how well the vaccine works in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya before recommending its wider use.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

Jan. 16, 2020 10:02 AM EST

TOMALI, Malawi (AP) — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history's deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. The southern African nation is rolling out the shots in an unusual pilot program along...

German researchers develop 1st test for new virus from China

Jan. 16, 2020 7:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China. The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year and cases have since been reported in Thailand and Japan. Dozens of people in China have been...

4 UF faculty leave as officials investigate foreign meddling

Jan. 14, 2020 5:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Four faculty members have left the University of Florida as the school and federal government investigate foreign exploitation of American-funded medical research. Two researchers from the College of Engineering and one from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences resigned, and a...

FILE - In this June 16, 2016, file photo, bottles of wine are displayed during a tour of a state liquor store, in Salt Lake City. According to federal health statistics, Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted a century earlier. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

US drinking more now than just before Prohibition

Jan. 14, 2020 12:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and...