Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-running research projects credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm that pesticides, air pollution and other hazards pose to children are in jeopardy or shutting down because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to their continued funding, researchers say.
Gillibrand proposes more access to maternal care, adoption
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says she wants to improve women's access to maternal care and make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children.
Harris' bill seeks to address racial bias in maternal care
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is offering a new bill to address racial disparities in maternal health care, one of several plans by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on the issue.
Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available, following the company's promise in March to offer diabetics a more affordable option amid fierce criticism of soaring insulin prices.
Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of restrictive abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion.
Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Correction: WHO Travel story
LONDON (AP) — In a story May 20 about travel spending at the World Health Organization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that information about the organization's travel spending was obtained from internal documents.
Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety
DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Tuesday that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority.
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be partly responsible for the opioid crisis.
900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance.
Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of a now-defunct psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed before a developer builds housing on the land.
Poland's sextuplets doing fine as mom visits her newborns
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 29-year-old Polish mother who gave birth to sextuplets has been able to leave her hospital bed and visit her babies in another ward, where the infants are said to be doing fine, doctors said Tuesday.
Frenchman in vegetative state kept alive after appeal to UN
PARIS (AP) — A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe.
Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates
CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal.
California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lilian Serrano's mother-in-law had lots of stomach problems, but she always blamed food. Doctors at a San Diego-area clinic suspected Genoveva Angeles might have cancer, but they could not say for sure because they did not have the equipment to test for it and Angeles, who had been in the country illegally for 20 years, could not afford to see a specialist and did not qualify for state assistance because of her immigration status.
Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order
PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.
Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Trial begins in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A doctor testifying Monday in a lawsuit challenging four abortion-restriction laws in Virginia said abortion is "one of the safest medical procedures that exist."
Only on AP: Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees.
Supreme Court sends dispute over Fosamax back to lower court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a judge must decide whether a dispute between drugmaker Merck and patients who alleged they were injured by its bone-strengthening drug Fosamax can go forward.
'Hippie' island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate
VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Sarah Day is a school nurse with "street cred" when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates.
Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's governor said Monday the new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects the high value residents place on the "sanctity of life," adding she doesn't expect any fallout from the controversial measure on tourism or business recruitment.
Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A 29-year-old woman gave birth to six babies in Poland on Monday, in what is believed to be the country's first-ever case of sextuplets.
Trump's EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes' home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016.