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Nearly all US states see hefty drop in teen births
NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's record-low teen birth rate stems from robust declines in nearly every state, but most dramatically in several Mountain States and among Hispanics, according to a new government report.
Thu, 23 May 2013 00:23:59 -0400
Shuttered NM plant resumes making peanut butter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant shuttered eight months ago after a salmonella outbreak is back in production, and company officials say their coveted natural and organic butters could be back on store shelves within a month.
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:14:11 -0400
Maine lawmakers, governor in stand-off on Medicaid expansion
By Dave Sherwood BOWDOINHAM, Maine (Reuters) - Maine's Democratic-controlled legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would expand access to its Medicaid program as outlined by the Affordable Care Act, setting up a showdown with the state's Republican governor, who has vowed a veto. At issue is lawmakers' effort to link expanded access to the health insurance program for low-income residents to a plan to pay the state's share of $484 million in debt owed to Maine's hospitals. ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:18:07 -0400
Labs reject dramatic findings on cancer drug in Alzheimer's mice
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. scientists say a dramatic result last year suggesting that a cancer drug already approved by U.S. regulators could quickly clear out Alzheimer's plaques in mice was too good to be true. The study, published last year in the journal Science, showed the skin cancer drug bexarotene cut the amount of an Alzheimer's-linked protein called beta amyloid by half in three days. It also reversed Alzheimer's symptoms, restoring a sense of smell in treated mice and allowing them to resume nest building activities. ...
Thu, 23 May 2013 14:05:05 -0400
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