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  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 3:56 P.M.

    Scorpion sting leaves Arizona woman with huge bill

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment. Marcie Edmonds says the bill from Chandler …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 3:37 P.M.

    News Summary: Pfizer gets OK for leukemia drug

    WASHINGTON (AP) — FDA APPROVAL: The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new drug from Pfizer for treating a rare form of blood and bone-marrow cancer. BAD BLOOD …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 1:55 P.M.

    FDA approves Pfizer drug for rare blood cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new Pfizer drug to treat a rare form of blood and bone marrow cancer that causes a buildup …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 1:07 P.M.

    Insider book details Komen-Planned Parenthood rift

    NEW YORK (AP) — Criticizing major players on both sides, former Susan G. Komen for the Cure vice president Karen Handel has written a blistering insider’s account of the prominent …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:27 A.M.

    Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru’s highland communities, villagers complain that the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:27 A.M.

    Refunds on way to cover CVS business’ price error

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said that it is mailing refund checks to 13,000 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who were overcharged for drugs because a CVS Caremark …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 10:12 A.M.

    George Michael thanks Vienna workers with gig

    VIENNA (AP) — George Michael is playing tribute to the Austrian doctors and nurses who helped him fight life-threatening pneumonia as he prepares to resume a concert tour cut short …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 7:44 A.M.

    Weight loss groups back NYC’s sugary drinks plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet companies, who added their influence to …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 6:06 A.M.

    NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’ adds teens; Michaels returns

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Biggest Loser” will return in January with the weight-loss show’s first young teen participants and trainer Jillian Michaels back on duty. The show’s 14th season …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 2:11 A.M.

    Official: Nigeria first lady hospitalized abroad

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wife of Nigeria’s president remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that’s lasted for days, a government official said Tuesday. A …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    Study questions how much better organic food is

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Ukrainian orphan treated for severe burns in Mass.

    BOSTON (AP) — Not much is known about how Ihor Lakatosh ended up with burns over 30 percent of his body. The little Ukrainian boy was severely malnourished and unable …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 2 P.M.

    Study questions how much better organic food is

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 3, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    Medical marijuana backers seek inroads in South

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The home state of the president who didn’t inhale has become an unlikely front in the battle over medical marijuana. This fall, Arkansas will be …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 10:29 A.M.

    Son says author Richard Bach improving

    SEATTLE (AP) — Best-selling author Richard Bach remained in serious condition Sunday, recovering from injuries suffered when his small plane clipped power lines and crashed. But his son said he …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 2, 2012, 7:56 A.M.

    Forget Marcus Welby: Today’s docs want a real life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Don’t call today’s young doctors slackers. True, they may shun a 24/7 on-call solo practice and try to have a life outside of work.


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 3:42 P.M.

    New Jersey produce company recalls mango products

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey produce company recalled a number of products distributed in the Northeast that contained fresh-cut mangoes Saturday because of potential salmonella contamination. The products …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 10:35 A.M.

    Boomers retiring to rural areas won’t find doctors

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Nina Musselman had no trouble finding a family doctor when she retired to rural Oregon nine years ago to be closer to her children. But …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 12:56 A.M.

    Taped MDA fundraiser set for 3 hours on Sunday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — No tote board. No Jerry Lewis. And not from Las Vegas. An annual Muscular Dystrophy Association television fundraiser goes a new way Sunday, with a different …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:45 P.M.

    Up to 10,000 Yosemite visitors at risk of virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 10,000 people who were guests in certain lodging cabins at Yosemite National Park might have been exposed to a deadly mouse-borne virus, park officials …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:22 P.M.

    APNewsBreak: Sick cows not slaughtered for food

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing a slaughterhouse after an undercover video showed inhumane treatment of cows said Friday that there is no evidence that sick animals entered the …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 1:06 P.M.

    Thousands call Yosemite hotline to ask about virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,000 calls a day are coming into Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flood phone …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 11:03 A.M.

    German drug firm makes 1st apology for thalidomide

    BERLIN (AP) — The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 9:12 A.M.

    Sheriff: Man stole doctor’s ID, saw 500 patients

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a man stole the identity of a physician and pretended to be a doctor, and now they’re trying to see whether he …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 4:01 A.M.

    Colleges open their eyes: Zs are key to GPA

    As college students return to campus in the coming weeks, they’ll be showered in the usual handouts of coupons, condoms and credit cards. But some schools are also giving students …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 3:38 A.M.

    Surgery allows blind orangutan to see her babies

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A formerly blind Sumatran orangutan can see her baby twins for the first time after undergoing cataract surgery in the first such operation in Indonesia. The …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2012, 2:03 A.M.

    Basics about hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Answers to common questions about mice and the hantavirus linked to death of 2 people who visited Yosemite National Park: ___


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 7:03 P.M.

    2 more Yosemite visitors have mouse-borne virus

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two more Yosemite National Park visitors have been found with a mouse-borne virus blamed for the deaths of two people, bringing the total number of infections …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Yosemite shuts cabins at center of rodent probe

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — More than 90 cabins in Yosemite National Park are closed indefinitely after the site was found to be at the center of a mouse-borne virus that …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2012, 8:28 A.M.

    Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …


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