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  • Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics said Thursday that the number of U.S. babies born last year fell […]
  • US surgeon general recounts providing aid on Delta flight

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams says he and two nurses worked as a team to give medical aid to someone aboard a Delta Air Lines jet. At a Thursday public discussion at a hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, Adams shared some more details about assisting someone on the plane as he […]
  • Health officials: Stay out of the pool if you have diarrhea

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say hotel pools and hot tubs are a major source of the stomach bugs people get from swimming. And they’re reminding people with diarrhea to stay out of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds. U.S. public health officials report on safe swimming every year. Thursday’s version from the Centers […]
  • EU takes 6 member states to court over air quality

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is taking six member states to court for exposing their citizens to too much air pollution. The European Commission on Thursday referred Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Romania to the EU’s highest Court of Justice, saying they failed to respect air quality limits and didn’t take appropriate action […]
  • Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A southern white rhino has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving hope for efforts to save a subspecies of one of the world’s most recognizable animals, researchers announced Thursday. Scientists will be watching closely to see if the rhino named Victoria can carry […]
  • Baby delivered from brain-damaged mother is OK, goes home

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A baby girl delivered prematurely by cesarean section from a brain-damaged mother and then treated in a hospital for months has been discharged in good condition, a doctor in Poland said Thursday. Ewa Gulczynska, head of the neonatology ward at a mother and child clinic in Lodz, in central Poland, said […]
  • 2 plead not guilty after woman wandered from home and died

    OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) — Two employees of an Ohio nursing home where a woman died after wandering outdoors on a frigid winter night have pleaded not guilty to charges. The Lima News reports 36-year-old Rachel Friesel and 20-year-old Destini Fenbert, both of Pandora, were allowed to remain free on personal bonds during a Putnam County […]
  • Baby switch at Montenegro hospital under investigation

    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby. The Medical Center in Podgorica, the capital, on Thursday blamed the incident on a nurse who didn’t follow procedure. The statement says doctors and nurses who were on duty Wednesday […]
  • Celebrities bring awareness to mental health issues

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has discussed his battle with depression. Mariah Carey recently revealed she has bipolar disorder. Prince Harry said he needed counseling to deal with years of grief and anger following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. And “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds has acknowledged dealing with anxiety disorder. […]
  • AP Explains: Ebola reaches an urban area in Congo. What now?

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped Thursday with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million in Congo, bringing the latest outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever out of remote rural areas. “Confirmation of urban #Ebola in #DRC is a game changer […]