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Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

May. 22, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job. “I was in a really dark place,” says McKenzie, whose weight had climbed to 335 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame, despite...

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

May. 22, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Vaccine Mandates And Future Questions There is, quite likely, a conversation that will be looming in the South Dakota and Nebraska state capitols at some point, based on a disturbing trend being seen elsewhere. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 22, 2024 13:44 PM EDT

PennLive. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Racism in fire departments endangers the entire community At a time when fire departments are desperately trying to recruit young people into their ranks, Swatara Township has shuttered a volunteer fire house due to what authorities...

Louisiana lawmakers advance bill to reclassify abortion drugs, worrying doctors

May. 21, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make it a crime to possess two abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription, a move that doctors fear could prevent them from adequately treating their patients in a timely manner. Under the bill,...

Matthew Perry's death under investigation in connection with ketamine level found in actor's blood

May. 21, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have opened an investigation into how Matthew Perry received the supply of ketamine that killed him, police said Tuesday. Los Angeles police are working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with a probe...

US pediatricians reverse decades-old advice against HIV-positive mothers breastfeeding

May. 20, 2024 18:02 PM EDT

People with HIV can breastfeed their babies, as long as they are taking medications that effectively suppress the virus that causes AIDS, a top U.S. pediatricians’ group said Monday in a sharp policy change. The new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics reverses...

Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has a lung infection and will take antibiotics, doctors say

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has been diagnosed with a lung infection and will undergo treatment with antibiotics after falling ill with a fever and joint pain, state media reported early Monday. King Salman underwent medical...

NYC firefighter who collapsed in burning home likely saved by smoke inhalation drug

May. 17, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials credited a smoke inhalation drug for likely saving the life of a New York City firefighter who fell unconscious and stopped breathing while battling a house blaze Friday. The firefighter was one of three injured during the response in the Bronx. All are...

West Virginia GOP Senate president, doctor who opposed drawing back vaccine laws ousted in election

May. 15, 2024 21:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va (AP) — West Virginia voters ousted the Republican state Senate president on Tuesday, as well as a doctor who drew fire for breaking with his party over school vaccination policy. They were among at least eight incumbent GOP legislators who lost in the state's...

Will AI replace doctors who read X-rays, or just make them better than ever?

May. 14, 2024 15:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — How good would an algorithm have to be to take over your job? It’s a new question for many workers amid the rise of ChatGPT and other AI programs that can hold conversations, write stories and even generate songs and images within seconds. For...