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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 file photo, anti-abortion demonstrators arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington during the March for Life, marking the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Organizers say Donald Trump will become the first sitting president to address the 2018 March for Life gathering, speaking live from the White House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 18, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation. The events kick off Friday with the March for Life in Washington, the biggest yearly...
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Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health speaks during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
January 18, 2018 - 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's premier medical research institute is in "a scramble" to prepare for a partial government shutdown that could ruin costly experiments and leave sick patients unable to enter cutting-edge studies, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Steph Gaspar, a volunteer outreach worker with The Hand Up Project, an addiction and homeless advocacy group, holds a used and blood-filled needle used for drug injection that she found while cleaning up a homeless encampment in Everett, Wash. Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency in October 2017, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
January 18, 2018 - 3:47 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Less than three months after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and Congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing...
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Biologist Rebecca Gillespie holds a vial of flu-fighting antibodies at the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in Bethesda, Md. Despite 100 years of science, the flu virus too often beats our best defenses because it constantly mutates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history's most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to...
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This is a July, 19, 2017 file photo of terminally-ill British Noel Conway, a 68-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, England. Conway has been granted permission on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. (Aaron Chown/ PA via AP, File)
January 18, 2018 - 9:21 am
LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British man has been granted permission to challenge the country's law on assisted dying, after an earlier decision that rejected his case. Noel Conway, 68, has motor neuron disease. He applied to the High Court last July, asking for a declaration that Britain's...
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January 18, 2018 - 7:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zambia has struggled to contain one of its deadliest cholera outbreaks in years, sending soldiers into a slum last week to keep order, collaborating with the World Health Organization on a vaccination program and even declaring a week of prayer. Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:00 am
Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results Gov't scientists scramble to save research ahead of shutdown Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis...
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In this Jan. 16, 2018, photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Cognitive tests like the one President Donald Trump aced give doctors a snapshot of someone's memory and certain other neurologic functions. They’re one piece of information to help determine if trouble's brewing, but by themselves they’re not enough to diagnose cognitive impairment. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 17, 2018 - 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing a clock. Counting backward by sevens. Rattling off words that begin with "F'' before a minute's up. They may not sound like difficult tasks, but they're part of a cognitive exam that's getting a lot of attention because President Donald Trump aced it. For all their...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
January 17, 2018 - 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. The U.S. government-...
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January 17, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are "entirely preventable," according to a government-commissioned report released Wednesday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Here are the report's key recommendations for addressing the...
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