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Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scien... Full Story

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  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research
    Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.

  • Environmentalists, unions protest Pacific trade pact in Maui

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Opponents of a Pacific Rim trade deal being negotiated at a Maui resort demonstrated against the proposed pact Wednesday.

  • Correction: Weight Loss-Balloon story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 28 about an inflatable medical balloon approved to treat obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of weight patients regained after having the device removed. Patients actually regained about one-third of their lost weight.

  • Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
    Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, roughly half of Americans 65 and older had no health insurance.

  • Correction: Lake Erie Algae story

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie.

  • Health care spending to accelerate, US report says
    Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

  • Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
    Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

  • Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87

    MIAMI (AP) — Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.

  • GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid
    GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effortto weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.

  • Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states
    Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with air pollution from power plants.

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  • Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.

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    Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

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    LONDON (AP) — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.

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    Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients Wednesday to seek care elsewhere and said he rarely discussed his big-game hunting because it can be a "divisive and emotionally charged toic.

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