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Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish scientist Svante Paabo won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for his discoveries on human evolution that provided key insights into our immune system and what makes us unique compared with our extinct cousins, the award's pa
It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans : Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind. After flu hit historically low levels during the COVID-19 pandemic , it may be poised for a comeback.
COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

COVID-19 burden to fall on primary care, Ontario needs new approach: science table

TORONTO — The burden of COVID-19 going forward will sit on the shoulders of primary care doctors and nurses if no new variant emerges, but the way that medical care is delivered must be reconsidered, Ontario's now-defunct science table said Monday in
Rebel violence in eastern Congo causes hunger to soar

Rebel violence in eastern Congo causes hunger to soar

NYIRAGONGO, Congo (AP) — The last thing Pasika Bagerimana remembers before her sons died were their cries of hunger. But the 25-year-old mother had nothing to feed them. “'Mom, I need to eat. Can you give me food?'” they pleaded with her.
Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

Nobel season is here: 5 things to know about the prizes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The beginning of October means Nobel Prize season. Six days, six prizes, new faces from around the globe added to the world's most elite roster of scientists, writers, economists and human rights leaders.
Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

Canada ends COVID-19 travel restrictions, mask mandates

MISSISSAUGA — Travel restrictions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, including mask mandates, came to an end on Saturday as the last remaining border measures officially ceased to be in effect.

Poland adds pregnancy to patient's medical data

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new regulation that came into force in Poland Saturday requiring pregnancy information to be uploaded to the national digital system has raised concerns among women’s organizations that it could be another means for the conser
Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

Arizona judge won’t suspend ruling that halted all abortions

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to pr
NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

NIH to fund unproven ALS drugs under patient-backed law

WASHINGTON (AP) — When patients with a deadly diagnosis and few treatment options have tried to get unapproved, experimental drugs, they have long faced a dilemma: Who will pay? Responsibility for funding so-called compassionate use has always fallen
Testing trouble adds to disorder in Uganda's Ebola response

Testing trouble adds to disorder in Uganda's Ebola response

MUBENDE, Uganda (AP) — The nurse wanted the toddler with a high fever transferred at once from a private clinic in Uganda to a public hospital even though the child tested positive for malaria amid an Ebola outbreak that has rattled health workers.