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What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since college, Brad Jobling struggled with his weight, fluctuating between a low of 155 pounds when he was in his 30s to as high as 220.

Tough new EPA rules would force coal-fired power plants to capture emissions or shut down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coal-fired power plants would be forced to capture smokestack emissions or shut down under a rule issued Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
US births fell last year, marking an end to the late pandemic rebound, experts say

US births fell last year, marking an end to the late pandemic rebound, experts say

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births fell last year, resuming a long national slide. A little under 3.6 million babies were born in 2023, according to provisional statistics released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Venezuela broke its HPV vaccine promises, and there's barely any sex ed. Experts say it's a problem

Venezuela broke its HPV vaccine promises, and there's barely any sex ed. Experts say it's a problem

PUTUCUAL, Venezuela (AP) — Some of the 10 women and teenage girls who recently came to a medical clinic in eastern Venezuela for free contraceptives fidgeted a bit when a community health worker taught them how to use an IUD, condoms and birth contro
Pop musician Shawn Hook thought he may never sing again after tonsil cancer diagnosis

Pop musician Shawn Hook thought he may never sing again after tonsil cancer diagnosis

TORONTO — Shawn Hook is plotting his return to pop music after a tonsil cancer diagnosis threatened to silence his singing career.
Mom distributes air quality monitors after 9-year-old's asthma death during wildfires

Mom distributes air quality monitors after 9-year-old's asthma death during wildfires

Nine-year-old Carter Vigh was having a great day last July 11, visiting a waterpark, enjoying a picnic lunch and playing soccer with other kids at a day camp run by his mother, Amber Vigh.
Malaria is still killing people in Kenya, but a vaccine and local drug production may help

Malaria is still killing people in Kenya, but a vaccine and local drug production may help

MIGORI, Kenya (AP) — As the coffin bearing the body of Rosebella Awuor was lowered into the grave, heart-wrenching sobs from mourners filled the air. Her sister Winnie Akinyi, the guardian to Awuor’s orphaned son, fell to the ground, wailing.
UN report says 282 million people faced acute hunger in 2023, with the worst famine in Gaza

UN report says 282 million people faced acute hunger in 2023, with the worst famine in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly 282 million people in 59 countries suffered from acute hunger in 2023, with war-torn Gaza as the territory with the largest number of people facing famine , according to the Global Report on Food Crises released Wednesday
Climate change is bringing malaria to new areas. In Africa, it never left

Climate change is bringing malaria to new areas. In Africa, it never left

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — When a small number of cases of locally transmitted malaria were found in the United States last year, it was a reminder that climate change is reviving or migrating the threat of some diseases.
US abortion battle rages on with moves to repeal Arizona ban and a Supreme Court case

US abortion battle rages on with moves to repeal Arizona ban and a Supreme Court case

Action in courts and state capitals around the U.S. this week have made it clear again: The overturning of Roe v. Wade and the nationwide right to abortion did not settle the issue. One iteration of the issue was back before the U.S.