Health

More women with breast cancer opt to remove healthy breasts too

Doctors don't recommend it for most cancer patients.

Buds, plants, pollen arrive with the warm weather

A bee enjoys early bloom crocus flowers this week at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

50-degree days give allergy season a slight head start


Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.


Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed "Donald Trump's hate."


Stand up to Cancer co-founder Noreen Fraser dies at 63

Noreen Fraser, a TV producer whose own cancer diagnosis turned her into an activist against the disease, has died. She was 63.


Arkansas governor signs 'sex-selection' abortion ban bill

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law a measure that would impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether the mother wants to have a boy or girl.


Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.


Kansas mulls new requirements for abortion providers

Kansas already requires abortion providers to inform women about the risks involved in the procedure. Soon, it may also require them to tell women where the doctor performing an abortion went to medical school. In black, 12-point Times New Roman font, no less.


Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog.


The Latest: Muslim runs for California lt. gov

The Latest on a Muslim immigrant running for California lieutenant governor (all times local):


Putin critic says he narrowly escaped death after poisoning

A Russian opposition leader sharply critical of President Vladimir Putin told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that he narrowly escaped death last month after being poisoned with a substance his doctors still haven't been able to identify.


Police: 2-year-old dies after ingesting grandma's methadone

Police say a 2-year-old Ohio boy has died from ingesting the opiate treatment drug methadone, and his grandmother has been charged with felony child endangering.


Lawyer: Mental illness a question in Vegas bus shooting case

Competency could emerge as a defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip, his court-appointed attorney said Wednesday.


Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grilling

President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs.


Key findings of the AP-NORC poll on health care

More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most oppose key elements of the short-circuited GOP proposal to overhaul President Barack Obama's health care law, including Medicaid cuts and surcharges for people whose coverage lapses.


Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home.


Parents' lawsuit says son was baptized against their wishes

The parents of a developmentally disabled boy in Ohio have sued his former court-appointed guardian, a minister and the child's mentor claiming he was baptized at an evangelical church last year against the couple's wishes.


FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.


APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said.