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  • FDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers

    Thursday, Apr 24, 4:24 pm
    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover... Read more...
  • Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

    Thursday, Apr 24, 3:25 pm
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and... Read more...
  • Business Highlights

    Thursday, Apr 24, 3:24 pm
    ___FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettesWASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.Proposed rules, issued Thursday by... Read more...
  • FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

    Thursday, Apr 24, 2:24 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.The... Read more...
  • University: Details of sperm mix-up still mystery

    Thursday, Apr 24, 1:24 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered... Read more...
  • Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

    Thursday, Apr 24, 1:13 pm
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels... Read more...
  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    Thursday, Apr 24, 12:36 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and... Read more...
  • Mexico closes clinic in hyperbaric chamber death

    Thursday, Apr 24, 10:36 am
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities have suspended medical services at a private clinic after a patient was found dead inside a hyperbaric chamber.The federal oversight agency in charge of... Read more...
  • Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

    Thursday, Apr 24, 10:18 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.Authorities say 129 cases... Read more...
  • New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:48 am
    GENEVA (AP) -- Strong new drug sales and higher operating income helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.The company said Thursday that its... Read more...
  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:30 am
    CHICAGO (AP) -- A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago.Angie Schuitema (SKEYE'-tuh-muh)... Read more...
  • Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS

    Thursday, Apr 24, 9:24 am
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.Officials... Read more...
  • Aetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs

    Thursday, Apr 24, 8:49 am
    Aetna's first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition, and the health insurer hiked its 2014 earnings forecast above Wall Street estimates.Its... Read more...
  • Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

    Thursday, Apr 24, 3:06 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.Mark... Read more...
  • Timeline of electronic cigarettes milestones

    Wednesday, Apr 23, 9:42 pm
    Late 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs... Read more...
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