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Tired of diesel fumes, these moms are pushing for electric school buses

Feb. 24, 2024 11:48 AM EST

Areli Sanchez’s daughter, Aida, used to be one of 20 million American kids who ride a diesel bus to school each day. Aida has asthma. When she was little, she complained about the smell and cloud of fumes on her twice-daily trip. “When she would come home from...

Jill Biden announces $100 million for 'life-changing' research and development into women's health

Feb. 21, 2024 13:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday announced $100 million in federal funding for research and development into women's health as part of a new White House initiative that she is heading up. The money is the first major deliverable of the White House Initiative on Women's...

US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

Feb. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers are raising alarms about what they see as America’s failure to compete with China in biotechnology, warning of the risks to U.S. national security and commercial interests. But as the two countries' rivalry expands into the biotech industry, some say that...

FDA expands use of asthma drug Xolair to treat severe food allergies

Feb. 16, 2024 12:35 PM EST

A medication used to treat asthma can now be used to help people with food allergies avoid severe reactions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Xolair, the brand name for the drug omalizumab, became the first medication approved to reduce allergic reactions caused by...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 14, 2024 07:31 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Set modest goals for legislative session After four years of major policy changes — and big spending — here’s hoping for a return to normalcy in even-year work at the State Capitol. After...

Defense Secretary Austin is hospitalized with bladder issue, transfers powers to his deputy

Feb. 12, 2024 07:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized again Sunday to address a bladder issue as he continues to recover from prostate cancer and has transferred authorities to his deputy, the Pentagon said. Austin was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December and...

By disclosing his cancer, Charles breaks centuries of royal tradition. But he shares only so much

Feb. 07, 2024 02:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — In British history, the secrecy of the monarch's health has always reigned supreme. Buckingham Palace's disclosure that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer shattered that longstanding tradition. On the heels of the shock and well-wishing that followed the...

South Dakota man charged with murder for allegedly running down chief deputy during police chase

Feb. 06, 2024 08:25 AM EST

South Dakota prosecutors charged a Sioux Falls man on Monday with first-degree murder and aggravated eluding in the death of a deputy who was struck while putting out spikes during a police chase. Joseph Gene Hoek, 40, was ordered held without bail at his first court appearance in...

As investors pile into psychedelics, idealism gives way to pharma economics

Feb. 05, 2024 16:46 PM EST

Money is pouring into the fledgling psychedelic medicine industry, with dozens of startup companies vying to be among the first to sell mind-expanding drugs for depression, addiction and other mental health conditions. While psychedelics are still illegal under federal law, companies...

The effect of police violence on Black Americans' health is documented in 2 new studies

Feb. 05, 2024 11:55 AM EST

The effect of police violence on Black Americans is tracked in two new studies, with one tying police-involved deaths to sleep disturbances and the other finding a racial gap in injuries involving police use of Tasers. The health effects of police violence on Black people “need to...