Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival
Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

The U.S. military hopes that humans can learn toughness from tiny 'water bears' that survive 300-degree heat, Antarctic cold and even the vacuum of space.

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill
Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

The company that operates a petrochemical tank farm near Houston where a days-long fire damaged several tanks says it's working to remove flammable product without allowing dangerous fumes to again escape into the air.

March 22nd, 2:01 PM CDT
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK
Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

Ohio's health department is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group.

March 22nd, 1:21 PM CDT
Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban
Kentucky anti-vaxxer gets hearing over chickenpox ban

A hearing has been set in a lawsuit by an unvaccinated student who's suing several Kentucky agencies and workers for barring him from extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak.

March 22nd, 6:51 AM CDT
UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'
UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months.

March 22nd, 5:41 AM CDT
US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused
US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

U.S. medical advisers say medications to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused.

March 20th, 1:21 PM CDT
Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed
Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed.

March 21st, 3:11 PM CDT
Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health
Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans.

March 21st, 10:11 AM CDT
Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times.

March 19th, 6:41 PM CDT
Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears
Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.

March 22nd, 6:01 AM CDT
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill
With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding.

March 20th, 5:01 PM CDT
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer
Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer.

March 19th, 4:51 PM CDT
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression, the most common childbirth complication.

March 19th, 5:51 PM CDT
UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'
UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

Experts convened by the World Health Organization call for the creation of a database of gene-editing research.

March 19th, 12:51 PM CDT
Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases
Officials: Temple mumps outbreak swells to 74 likely cases

Philadelphia health officials say they've now believe 67 people have contracted mumps at Temple University.

March 20th, 6:51 AM CDT
San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review
San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that some say aggressively target kids.

March 19th, 5:22 PM CDT
APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund
APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

Inaction by Congress and the Trump administration is threatening a fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung.

March 19th, 1:11 PM CDT
Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery
Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Studies suggest newer heart valves can let many people avoid surgery.

March 16th, 12:51 PM CDT
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed.

March 16th, 9:11 AM CDT
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

March 15th, 1:41 PM CDT
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product.

March 15th, 1:41 PM CDT

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Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery
Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Studies suggest newer heart valves can let many people avoid surgery.

March 16th, 12:51 PM CDT
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed.

March 16th, 9:11 AM CDT
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

March 15th, 1:41 PM CDT
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product.

March 15th, 1:41 PM CDT
The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate
The way you speak now was shaped by what your ancestors ate

Scientists report that the way most of us speak today has been shaped in part by what our ancestors ate.

March 14th, 1:11 PM CDT
Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk
Gluten, lactose in drugs? Study raises questions about risk

Report says pills can have ingredients like gluten, lactose or dyes that may cause problems for some patients.

March 13th, 2:51 PM CDT
Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies
Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

An international group of scientists and ethicists is calling for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes.

March 13th, 1:11 PM CDT
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online.

March 13th, 8:51 AM CDT
More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe
More charges in $50M state benefits prescription drug probe

Authorities say a police officer and three firefighters are among seven people recently charged in a $50 million prescription drug scheme that has already produced nearly two dozen guilty pleas.

March 15th, 1:01 PM CDT
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO
Attacks could reverse gains in Congo's Ebola fight, says WHO

The director-general of the World Health Organization says recent attacks on Ebola treatment centers in Congo threaten to reverse the gains that have been made in fighting the epidemic.

March 14th, 9:01 AM CDT
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy

The company that made billions selling OxyContin says it is considering bankruptcy protection as trial dates for opioid lawsuits get closer.

March 13th, 3:41 PM CDT
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual
Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Researchers say they have traced a cluster of rare infections to blood-shedding religious rituals.

March 13th, 11:31 AM CDT
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

March 15th, 1:31 PM CDT
Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos
Claire's recalls makeup after regulators warn of asbestos

Claire's is recalling three makeup products after regulators warned people not to use them.

March 13th, 9:11 AM CDT
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil
Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

A Midwestern restaurant is using cooking oil made from soybeans gene edited to be healthier and longer lasting.

March 12th, 1:01 PM CDT

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