Health & Wellness Features
Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor....
Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision....
Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa....
Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing....
Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....
Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines
CHICAGO (AP) -- Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests....
Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died as the kingdom detected 17 new cases of the disease....
Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface....
Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....
Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled
NEW YORK (AP) -- Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have petitioned the administrative judge of Allegheny County Courts to remove the receiver appointed by the court to oversee the August Wilson Center bankruptcy. The mayor and the county executive charge that receiver Judith Fitzgerald has "not maintained the public interest of preserving the center as a public asset" and favor a bid to make the center a commercial enterprise.
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