- Aronia berry gaining market foothold in US
MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (AP) — A new fruit that research says packs more antioxidants than popular "superfoods" like blueberries, acai berries and goji berries is establishing itself in the aisles of mainstream grocery stores, showing up in everything from juices to powdered supplements to baby food.
- Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems
NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and other safety problems, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said it shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.
- Trial: dengue shot offers some protection
LONDON (AP) — The most advanced vaccine for dengue only offers modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as "breakbone fever," according to a large trial.
- FDA weighs cancer risk of fibroid removal devices
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health advisers say there is little to no evidence that a popular technique for removing fibroids can be performed without the risk of spreading undetected cancers to other parts of the body.
- Cholera threatens thousands in South Sudan: agency
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of South Sudan, worsening the country's humanitarian crisis amid ongoing violence, the aid group Save the Children said Friday.
- Udall: Problems with Gardner's birth control plan
DENVER (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Udall expressed skepticism Friday about his challenger's proposal to allow birth control pills to be sold without a prescription, as contraception issues continued to dominate the competitive contest.
- 911 tapes depict response to collapse of vet
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released emergency dispatch tapes reveal further details about efforts to revive a Vietnam veteran who collapsed with a heart attack in a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque.
- Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by sticker shock, members of Congress are scrambling to lower the cost of a bill to fix veterans' health care amid a growing uproar over long waits for appointments and falsification of records to cover up the delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals.
- Death of Michigan referee raises medical questions
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A well-respected veteran soccer referee's life was cut short by a punch delivered during a Detroit-area men's league game.