WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says progress in reducing the number of people contracting malaria has stalled after several years of global declines.
World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misdirection on Calif fires, climate
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going too far in assigning most of the blame for California's devastating wildfires on the state's forest management.
Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving
NEW YORK (AP) — There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That's according to health officials who've been monitoring the year-old outbreak.
Florida sues Walgreens, CVS over opioid sales
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS, alleging they added to the state and national opioid crisis by overselling painkillers and not taking precautions to stop illegal sales.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts fighting words in Macron's mouth
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put fighting words in his French counterpart's mouth this past week and assailed the special counsel's Russia investigation with a familiar and false characterization of the man leading it.
Criminal case as pollution surges in Russian river
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian investigators have opened a criminal case after finding pollution levels in a local river far exceeded norms, with ethyl alcohol levels charted at 5,400 times the acceptable limit.
New Mexico woman sues hospital for resuscitating her
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St.
Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.
Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving.
North Korea running low on TB meds, experts fear epidemic
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The withdrawal of a major international aid organization threatens to leave tens of thousands of tuberculosis patients in North Korea without the medication they need and could spiral into a severe crisis if it is not addressed soon, according to health experts familiar with the situation in the North.
Batkid Miles Scott is healthy and thriving now cancer-free
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's beloved Batkid is cancer-free and thriving. On the five-year anniversary of the day that then-5-year-old Miles Scott captured the hearts of millions by saving the day in San Francisco as "Batkid" — his Make-A-Wish Foundation dream accomplished at last — the fifth-grader is healthy and active.
Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns
Smoke masks. Eye drops. No outdoor exercise. This is how Californians are trying to cope with wildfires choking the state, but experts say an increase in serious health problems may be almost inevitable for vulnerable residents as the disasters become more commonplace.
Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.
FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes
NEW YORK (AP) — In a major new effort to curb smoking, a top U.S. health official pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and tighten rules governing the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.
Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals.
Corrected study: Building, mining have high suicide rates
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say the workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs.
The Latest: Environmentalist blasts new pesticide guidelines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's recommended new restrictions on a widely used pesticide blamed for harming the brains of babies.(all times local): 11:15 a.m.
Experts seek ways to boost extreme wildfire survival rates
BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from blazes in California and across the U.S.
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab.
Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together
SYDNEY (AP) — Medical staff say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been healing well, showing their cheeky side, and have become impossible to keep apart.
Draft EPA study finds newer nonstick compound may be harmful
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term exposure to a chemical compound currently used for making nonstick coatings appears to be dangerous, even in minute amounts, according to draft findings released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Food safety officials stress safe handling of raw turkey
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Food safety officials are stressing the importance of proper handling and cooking practices amid a nationwide outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella found in raw turkey, with Thanksgiving approaching.
Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.
Man whose wife died after collapse at hospital gets apology
BOSTON (AP) — A man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company.

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