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Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

May. 22, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely. Rio Grande do Sul state's health secretariat confirmed the death of a...

Can pink noise enhance sleep and memory? Early research drives a color noise buzz

May. 20, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

You may have heard of white noise used to mask background sounds. Now, it has colorful competition. There’s a growing buzz around pink noise, brown noise, green noise — a rainbow of soothing sounds — and their theoretical effects on sleep, concentration and the relaxation...

Halle Berry shouts from the Capitol, 'I'm in menopause' as she seeks to end a stigma and win funding

May. 02, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Halle Berry is joining a group of bipartisan senators to push for legislation that would put $275 million toward research and education around menopause, the significant hormone shift women go through in middle age. The legislation calls for the federal government...

Lilly rides Mounjaro, Zepbound to better-than-expected 1Q profit despite supply issues

Apr. 30, 2024 12:19 PM EDT

Rapidly climbing sales of the new obesity drug Zepbound and its counterpart for diabetes, Mounjaro, pushed Eli Lilly to a better-than-expected first-quarter profit. The drugmaker also hiked its sales and earnings forecast for 2024 beyond Wall Street's expectations even as it hustles...

New home for University of Kentucky cancer center will help accelerate research, director says

Apr. 25, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A new $781 million home for the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center will help researchers accelerate work aimed at “conquering cancer in the commonwealth,” its director said Thursday. Construction is set to start on the project, meant to build...

More doctors can prescribe a leading addiction treatment. Why aren't more people getting help?

Apr. 24, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

It’s easier than ever for doctors to prescribe a key medicine for opioid addiction since the U.S. government lifted an obstacle last year. But despite the looser restrictions and the ongoing overdose crisis, a new study finds little change in the number of people taking the medication. ...

Takeaways from AP report on how the search for the coronavirus origins turned toxic

Apr. 22, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government froze meaningful efforts to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite publicly declaring it supported an open scientific inquiry, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP drew on thousands of pages of undisclosed emails...

With 'functional' beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

Apr. 15, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Apr. 15, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. April 13, 2024. Editorial: State meal site funding positive, but millions less than rejected federal program It’s good to see the state of Iowa making money available to support summer meal sites for kids, but the move renews questions...

Many cancer drugs remain unproven 5 years after accelerated approval, a study finds

Apr. 07, 2024 14:10 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval program is meant to give patients early access to promising drugs. But how often do these drugs actually improve or extend patients’ lives? In a new study, researchers found that most cancer drugs granted accelerated...